A well produced and ambitious affair that marked a more mature for the band. While not quite as angry and visceral as the likes of Dig Me Out, The Woods has a charm all its own. Filled with dynamic musical flourishes and powerful, driving vocals, Corin Tucker has perhaps never sounded better than she has here, nor has she been given as much to work with in terms of arrangements from Brownstein and Weiss. I've since picked up a slew of other Sleater-Kinney albums off the back of this, as well as releases from the former bandmate's later releases, but none of them have lived up to the ambition, power and spirit of this. Arguably the best album of its genre ever put together.
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