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Album Review: The Corin Tucker Band - 1000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)

Don't dismay that Sleater-Kinney are no more - their ringleader has returned with a warming, intricate effort

Album Review: The Corin Tucker Band - 1000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)

8 / 10 As the former lava-lunged lynchpin of the phenomenal Sleater-Kinney, hearing Corin Tucker describe her solo debut as “a middle-aged mom record” full of songs originally destined for the Twilight OST didn’t half put the frighteners up us. Luckily, ‘1000 Years’ is neither boring nor bloodless. Comparisons to SK will doubtless arise but the production here is sparser, with more focus on intricate oddities like the Americana swoop of ‘It’s Always Summer’, the Wild Beasts-y clatter that starts imposing on ‘Half A World Away’ and even a borderline-mawkish piano ballad. Predictable types may yell “reunite the band!” Until they get their way, ‘1000 Years’ is the perfect stopgap.

Laura Snapes

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