Nearly every song that falls in The Woods -- Portland, Oregon trio Sleater-Kinney's departure of a seventh album -- creates one hell of a glorious noise. Instead of delicately stringing songs up like he has done for Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips, producer Dave Fridmann pushes everything into the red while the ladies psych-rock out, yielding ten of the growliest, most jarring, and most exciting songs the band has ever recorded. Thickly slashing dueling guitars, stomping drums, and Corin Tucker's Grace Slick-in-a-Cuisinart vocals make for a thrilling racket you should definitely hear.


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