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Editors’ Notes

Live Through This is one of the best rock albums of the ’90s, period. Released at the height of the grunge boom, it mixes punk ferocity with catchy jangle-pop, and contains some of the most potent feminist lyrics to ever find their way onto the radio. "Miss World" smuggles its confrontational lines within easy-to-digest hooks, while the monster choruses and quiet-loud-explosive dynamics of "Violet" and "Doll Parts" established Courtney Love as a songwriting force to be reckoned with, drama be damned.

Customer Reviews

It's hard hating Courtney..

Its hard to give this a four star.. even though I know the album is good. The only problem I have is that it's Courtney Love. I am a HUGE Nirvana fan, and the more you love Nirvana, the more you tend to hate Courtney. But this is Hole, not just Courtney. So even if you dont like Courtney Love, give this a chance, because music is music. And when I listen to Hole i try to not focus on who it is, but how good there songs are.

Perfect album

Love her or hate her, you have to admit this is a stellar work of art. One of the best albums to come out of the 90s. A must have.

Hole - Live Through this

Ah, the on-going ghostwriting speculation... Hole was singing songs like Violet and Doll Parts long before Kurt died (Ie. their Nov 6, 1991 show). Either way, In all that time, I'm sure if he wanted the credit he'd have gotten it. Anyway all the conspiracies and nonsense aside, this album is solid and if you're into the 90's grunge/rock stuff then don't hesitate to pick this one up. Don't let anything eclipse Courtney Love and Hole's true musical talents.


Formed: 1989 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '10s

Throughout Hole's career, vocalist/guitarist Courtney Love's notorious public image has overshadowed her band's music. In their original incarnation, Hole was one of the noisiest, most abrasive alternative bands performing in the early '90s. By the time of their second album, 1994's Live Through This, the band had smoothed out many of their rougher edges, also adding more melodies and hooks to their songwriting. Through both versions of Hole, Love's combative, assaultive persona permeated the group's...
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