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40. Sleater-Kinney
Although Sleater-Kinney was not the first Riot Grrl band (or to some even a Riot Grrl band at all), they emerged as one of the highest regarded feminist based Indie Rock bands ever.  The band was poignant and powerful and could generate attention for their causes (regardless of what they were) with equal parts melody and articulation.   This was a group loaded with multiple sonic weapons and the only thing they were missing was commercial love to go along with critical respect and passionate fans.  Chances are they didn’t miss the commercialism that much at all, and the fans they have likely preferred it that way.

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Olympia, Washington)
  • Why they will get in: If the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seriously thinks they have a problem with gender diversity, then this is about as good as it gets to help with that.
  • Why they won't get in: As critically loves as they were, this was not a band that was ever mainstream.  That shouldn’t matter, but often it does.
  • Essential Albums:

    Call the Doctor (1996)

    Dig Me Out (1997)

    One Beat (2002)

    No Cities to Love (2015)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:

    I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone (From Call the Doctor, 1996)

    One More Hour (From Dig Me Out, 1997)

    You’re No Rock n’ Roll Fun (From All Hands on the Bad One, 2000)

    Entertain (From The Woods, 2005)

    A New Wave (From No Cities to Love, 2015)

Should Sleater-Kinney be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 76.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 6.7%
No way! - 10%
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