Review #106: Live Through This, Hole

Karla Clifton
2 min readJun 13, 2021

#106: Live Through This, Hole

I only just recently had a conversation with a stranger where I had to vehemently defend C. Love, so I’m already pretty fired up about this. For those who don’t know, Courtney Love is the lead singer of Hole, and was also Kurt Cobain’s wife.

According to the RS blurb, this album was released just one week after Cobain killed himself. People have been accusing Love of secretly murdering him herself, which is a really kind rumor to spread about a widowed heroin addict.

To add the icing to the tragedy cake, Hole also has a member of the 27 Club. Two months after this album was released, bassist Kristen Pfaff died of a heroin overdose in her apartment.

Anyway, Courtney Love wrote one of the best albums of the nineties and all she got was slander and libel. Justice for Courtney Love!


“Violet” — Courtney Love was the first female musician I ever heard that had a voice like a guttural animal.

“Miss World” — Maybe this is why I never related to T. Swift — I was too busy relating to Courtney Love. Cute girls watch when I eat ether.

“Plump” — This song used to scare the crap out of me.

“Asking For It” — My heart really breaks for her when she screeches the chorus at the end.

“Jennifer’s Body” — Remember how good this movie was? This song is just as good.

“Doll Parts” — Probably the prettiest song, if you can classify any of this as “pretty.”

“Credit In The Straight World” — For some reason this is my favorite song on the album. It’s so fast!

“Softer, Softest” — I know all the words to every single song on this album, but for some reason I know very few of the song titles.

“I Think That I Would Die” — I’m the biggest Courtney Love defender in the world, but I’ll admit that if I had been listening to this in 1994, I’d be a tiny bit anxious for Frances Bean Cobain.

“Gutless”All my friends are embryonic, too.

“Rock Star” — I lied, this is my favorite song on the album. When I went to school, in Olympiaaayayayayaya!



If the world UNDERSTOOD it, this would be top 10, but since there is no justice for genius, I will accept it at #106.

Justice for Courtney Love!

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