Album: The Woods
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Coming a whopping three full years after One Beat, Sleater-Kinney’s 2005 album, The Woods reflected the inevitable slowing down that happens with any band as it enters its second decade and making music becomes not the only passion, but one of many.
However, “slowing down” doesn’t always mean retreating to your past, and The Woods was probably the most experimental Sleater-Kinney album to date, as they tried out blown-up song structures (“What’s Mine is Yours”), 11-minute big rock extravaganzas (“Let’s Call It Love”), and straightforward indie (“Jumpers.”)