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Dig Me Out Import
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|1. Dig Me Out|
|2. One More Hour|
|3. Turn It On|
|4. The Drama You've Been Craving|
|5. Heart Factory|
|6. Words And Guitar|
|7. It's Enough|
|8. Little Babies|
|9. Not What You Want|
|10. Buy Her Candy|
|11. Things You Say|
|12. Dance Song '97|
With their two-guitar interplay and scrappy rock-goddess assault, Olympia, Washington, gave us the highly touted Sleater-Kinney who created something nearly impossible in 1997: a truly dynamic and vital punk album. Moreover, they're one of the only bands going that can dip into completely non-ironic, celebratory rock convincingly. Dig Me Out marks the point where the trio graduates from being a riot grrl band to simply being among the best rock groups around. --Roni Sarig
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The first threee songs on this album are instant classics. 'Dig Me Out' is infectious. Right from the get-go, you know you're onto a good thing when Carrie Brownstein sets in with an incredibly catchy guitar riff, followed by Janet Weiss' solid drumming and Corin Tucker's complementary guitar. After the opener comes One More Hour. It's a sad song dealing with Carrie and Corin's breakup, and the chorus introduces particularly effective vocal interplay between the two, with Corin wailing 'I needed it' and Carrie responding 'I know, it's so hard for you to let it go.'
Then we get Turn It On. Ohh yes. This is an amazing song, a S-K classic. Corin's vocals are particularly delicious. There a section where she descends into quietly muttering 'turn it on' and you know she's got something in store for you. Indeed, moments later she's in full lioness roar mode, and you're hooked.
Other highlights of the album include Things You Say, (one of my fave s-k songs ever) Dance Song 97, the sarcastic yet delightful Little Babies, the wild Words and Guitar and the girl-crush song Buy Her Candy.
Dig Me Out is an exploration of frustrated desire from the woman's point of view. There's anger, confusion - for adolescents it seems essential if only to know that you are not the only one feeling inadequate and longing for something...although it's not a one-dimensional album as some of the earlier S-K songs were. This album, and this band, has definitely changed me, as it most likely will you if you get this CD. Once you get used to Corin's voice, you'll wonder how you ever put up with all those other half-hearted singers.
And boy, am I glad I did. Time Magazine actually got it right! These are intelligent, sexy, talented women who have put together an album that is not quite as overtly political as Le Tigre or Bikini Kill, but nevertheless, they make their general disposition quite clear. They manage to turn love songs into feminist manifestos that are quite a bit more poetic and musical than something you might expect from bands that more clearly advertise their feminism.
This album's best songs are the more personal, "One More Hour" is a good example, where Corin Tucker can truly show off her vocal range, a talent usually wasted on more diluted genres. "Turn It On" is probably the best song lyrically, almost indescribable in content; but the tone is clearly one of deep anger and resentment...at some person...or thing? I don't know, and it doesn't matter.
And that is truly the strength of this album...its emotion. I highly recommend it!
Most recent customer reviews
Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out is not only one of the finest records of the 1990's, it's a pivotal cross-section of 90's music - spitfire women striking independence on one end,... Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by E. Kutinsky
A fantastic album from Sleater-Kinney, there's really nothing I can say that hasn't already been covered in the 60 some reviews of this album. Read morePublished on June 6 2004 by S. C. Ashby
every song on this album puts a feeling in my stomach. it reminds me of my first three years of college when i was discovering that there was so much great music out there, but... Read morePublished on May 27 2004 by Brad Stewart
Listening to this album, (I own the vinyl) is comparable to taking a seldgehammer to a shoebox full of newborn kittens! I KID YOU NOT! Read morePublished on Dec 8 2003 by Patrick McGee
This band is like the spice girls, if they were from New York. cute "fun punk". Like Josie and the pussycats, but better than that movie. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by monkeytot
Recently I went back to my SK catalog, and this is no doubt their best work ( call the doctor being 2nd) . All songs on this album mean something to me... Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003
Blistering 90's punk from an all-girl trio. This disc has undeniable energy and intricate interplay between the guitars. Read morePublished on April 20 2003 by David Bonesteel
I consider Dig Me Out to be a bit of a contradiction in the sense that it's the most uneven of SK's records, the weakest lyrically, and even has some down right annoying songs I... Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2002