Music Review: With No Cities To Love, Sleater-Kinney opens up and closes in

Sleater-Kinney’s breakup in 2006 seemed like a logical step for the group, who had been together since 1994. The band’s members were, naturally, interested in pursuing their own routes in life after 12 years, a long time to do anything consistently. Janet Weiss worked with her group, Quasi, and played drums for Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks. Corin Tucker invested herself in becoming a badass mom, and then eventually fronted her own group, The Corin Tucker Band. And Carrie Brownstein went on to create Portlandia with pal and fellow ex-rocker Fred Armisen.

But you can’t keep a good band down, and late last year, Sleater-Kinney announced a reunion, as well as a new album, No Cities To Love. That the group went back into the studio is admirable, especially considering how many groups reunite these days just as part of a slightly bitter cash grab. But the …

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