Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2002 Ratings: #28 / 173
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2002 Ratings: #16
August 20, 2002 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pitchfork

With One Beat, Sleater-Kinney have turned in an album that absolutely, positively OBLITERATES the gender card, an album so colossal that all prefixes to the label 'rock band' must be immediately discarded.

90
Drowned in Sound
Dealing with issues of motherhood, war, isolation and desire, this, their sixth studio album is lyrically and sonically the best that the band have made.
80
AllMusic

True, the group does occasionally fall into the angularity that made The Hot Rock their least immediate effort, but One Beat offers more rewards upon repeated plays -- the more challenging tracks eventually do sink in.

80
Rolling Stone

With One Beat, S-K remind the moshing masses that punk spirit requires more than three-chord synchronicity.

80
Spin

One Beat's hooks require a few passes to take hold. But the band's return to forward motion still feels like leadership.

70
NME
In between the domestic, the commercial and the worldly, Sleater-Kinney keep it wild.
Dec 27, 2017
CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
May 26, 2017
WildChameleon
86
Edit : 80 -> 86
Oct 10, 2016
NR
At this point, one of the greatest bands of all time.
Feb 7, 2016
Space Vacation
88
You could say I officially love this band.
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END OF YEAR LISTS
#12/SPIN
#14/Pitchfork
MISC LISTS
#72/Pitchfork (2000s)
Track List
  1. One Beat
  2. Faraway
  3. Oh!
  4. The Remainder
  5. Light Rail Coyote
  6. Step Aside
  7. Combat Rock
  8. Oxygen
  9. Funeral Song
  10. Prisstina
  11. Hollywood Ending
  12. Sympathy
Contributions By
miguel vicente, philthy, patton, erik