“For all who wish to tackle the obvious, we will dispense with the bullshit: this incarnation of Hole holds Courtney Love as the only current original member still present. One could argue that, due to such a drastic line-up cleansing, Nobody’s Daughter is more accurately a Love solo album along the lines of America’s Sweetheart (something former member Eric Erlandson would be adamant to have you believe).
“In the loosest sense, Nobody’s Daughter is a Courtney Love record with a Hole brand stamped on it to whatever end was intended, but outside of sorely missed Melissa Auf Der Maur, no longer donating her bass strings or contributing some stellar harmonies to the picture, casual listeners would be none the wiser. Nobody’s Daughter has elements from ’90s punk and grunge (“Loser Dust,” “Skinny Little Bitch”), shoegaze (“Nobody’s Daughter”), and culls inspiration from the likes of Jack Off Jill or L7, while drawing a lot of focus on acoustic guitar and alternative rock during the majority of its track list. There is absolutely no reason to think that this latest Hole creation is not worthy of the name or its respective catalog. – Greg Buchanan, Consequence of Sound
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