Site not look beautiful? Click here

Music

[Alt-Rawk]

Hole

Nobody’s Daughter

Image
Nobody’s Daughter, Hole

Screeching and squalling, Hole’s Nobody’s Daughter is born 16 years after its big sister, Live Through This, but it’s really a Courtney Love solo album—she maintained the brand but gave the band a blood transfusion, adding guitarist Micko Larkin, bassist Shawn Daily and drummer Stuart Fisher.

The sound is a continuance of Love’s Celebrity Skin, very West Coast polished and pro—several tracks begin with the unHole-y strumming of folk-mass guitars. Love still gnaws on vowels and yowls her growls, an angry, Auto-Tuned mama-cat in heat.

The Details

Hole
Nobody's Daughter
Three stars
Beyond the Weekly
Billboard: Nobody's Daughter

Daughter was released with the usual attendant Corgan-controversy, about who actually wrote these songs. But Love sings ’em like she’s lived ’em; she seems to be looking in the mirror and giving herself a good talking-to. But this is Courtney in a clear-eyed moment, with not a shred of self-pity—Oh and I don’t care what I have to defend/I will never go hungry, go hungry again.

Share

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • “This room’s gonna test my concentration skills. I like it.”

  • Once again, the longtime Jethro Tull leader proved that he has a lot left to offer besides nostalgia for his old band.

  • Despite the small throng at his feet, the showman gives us far more than most performers ever do, singing from a place deep within his ...

  • Get More Music Stories
Top of Story