Sitting here listening to the new Sleater-Kinney album, "No Cities to Love". Totally digging this release. Then I realized that the last album I enjoyed this much also features a female guitarist. St Vincent's self titled Grammy winning album. Both albums have great production value, well written songs, some very interesting sound textures and an approach to musical phrasing that I would consider somewhat abstract. Annie Clark's (St Vincent) appearance can at times, fool you into thinking she would be a timid player. But that couldn't further from the truth...she is a beast on guitar. Her live shows are visually stimulating as well, featuring some interesting choreography. Corin Tucker & Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein, both hold there own in Sleater-Kinney. The new album is their best recording so far. You can still feel the riot grrrl underpinnings but in a much more mature and interesting way. This isn't pelvic thrusting, male hormone fueled rock but it definitely kicks ass... Anyone else into to these two albums?