23. Hole – Live Through This

Today was excellent. Excellent.

cd cover 23. Hole – Live Through This

Ah, yes. Hole. It may seem a bit odd to put Hole in my top 25, and then say Nevermind didn’t make the cut, but this Hole album introduced me to a lot of things, not the least of which being the “angry, rocking chick” music I’ve found that I really like (the likes of Veruca Salt, The Donnas, Guano Apes, Snake River Conspiracy, etc..). Hole was also very loud, which was quite a plus for music when I got into Hole (Sophomore-Junior year of High School). I won’t lie and say she’s has the best voice… and as a person, she was pretty messed up, and who knows if she still is now or not (signs point to yes.) But I’ve always liked this album. I got it because I liked the song Violet (“Go on, take everything.”), and when I listened to it all the way through, I decided that the whole thing was very good. The lyrics are genuine as well (i.e. They mean something, and convey emotions), especially those that have to do with her child, Frances.

Lyrics:

I told you from the start just how this would end.
When I get what I want, then I never want it again
— Violet

And someday, you will ache like I ache
Someday, you will ache like I ache
— Doll Parts

you can try to suck me dry
but there’s nothing left to suck
— Gutless

[realization: It’s very hard to write about a very mad/pissed off album when I am, in fact, in a very good mood.]

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