Finally an album that I was a huge fan of in 1994. Hole‘s Live Through This was one of my favourite albums of the 90s. It was released one week after lead singer Courtney Love‘s husband Kurt Cobain killed himself. The critics loved the album and it made the band into a huge success. It has been listed in many Best of… list.
It was great to hear the album after so many years of not listening to it. It is not an album that I ignored then and surely I have not ignored it since then, but it has been a few years since I last heard it. It took me back to 1994 and all my anger and rage. I still love the highly produced raw sound of Love’s vocals. I love the anger she expresses. I love the grungy sound of the music. Everything is perfect.
This is still one of the best albums ever. I think it is perfect from beginning to end. I love every song from “Violet” to “Rock Star“. I could not pick out a favourite one.
I like the lyrics on “Miss World” because it was and still is relatable to me.
“I’m miss world, somebody kill me
Kill me pills
No one cares, my friends
I love the anger and sadness of “Violet” because I know what she means by…
“I told you from the start just how this would end
When I get what I want, then I never want it again
Go on take everything, take everything, I want you to
Go on take everything, take everything I want you to
If I don’t mind, you don’t mind”
They take everything and they have always done so from me and I have let them and they have all ended how I knew they would. I think I wanted them to do it. I needed the stay in sadness.
Maybe my favourite song is “Doll Parts“. It still takes me to a sad place where I live.
I want to be the girl with the most cake
He only loves those things
Because he loves to see them break
I fake it so real, I am beyond fake
And someday, you will ache like I ache
Someday you will ache like i ache. I think that day started recently. I wish I could see you ache like I do and like how you made me. I have always felt fake. I could never let my real feelings go. I had to keep them hidden somewhere that even I would not find them.
Love’s vocals emote so much pain and heartache and it was before she would become a widow and a single mother. If you want to listen to something painful and something to scream to then this is the album. 10/10.