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Babes In Toyland
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Babes In Toyland
Title: Fontanelle
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Reprise / Wea
Original Release Date: 8/11/1992
Release Date: 8/11/1992
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992699822, 075992699846

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Brutal Honesty | New York NY USA | 08/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't give away 5 stars lightly so you'll have to trust me when I recommend this album. If you are a fan of Hole, punk rock, female rock or if you're desperate to find music that is top shelf quality, then this is your album. Every song on here is excellent, and you simply don't get that kind of quality anymore, with a few exceptions, like maybe Interpol. Babes in Toyland were CHICKS WITH BALLS! Excellent for bitter mornings, rage filled evenings or upbeat afternoons, "Fontanelle" makes you want to go out and dye your hair blue or something. After listening to this record, you'll want to smack Ashlee Simpson and Hillary Duff across the face and force feed them canned beans. I want to shout it from the rooftops this album is so amazing."
Bruise violet
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 05/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the early, Minneapolis was home to some of the best post-punk bands such as Husker Du, The Replacements, Soul Asylum (before they sold out), and my personal favorite Babes in Toyland. Back in the early '90s when I was still in high school, I was searching for my niche in live. I needed something that had meaning and that I could belong to. I discovered punk music. Everyone else in high school were either into heavy metal or hip hop/r&b music. Neither was my cup of tea. One of the first punk bands I discovered was Babes in Toyland. I bought "Fontanelle" one day and was completely blown away by the intense lyrics and vocals by Kat Bjelland and the powerful drumming of Lori Barbero (best drummer hands down). Wanna know where Courtney Love got her babydoll look from? She ripped it off from Kat Bjelland. Courtney merely introduced that look to the mainstream masses when "Live Through This" came out. Throughout my sophomore year in high school I lived on bands such as Babes in Toyland, The Rollins Band, L7, Social Distortion, 7 Year B***h, and The Gits. Their music challenged me with their ferocious vocals and angst-filled lyrics. I heard and felt the alienation that Kat sang through her music especially through songs such as "Bruise Violet" (an ode to Kat's former bandmate Courtney) and "Hansome & Gretel". Lori Barbero is truly one of the best drummers I had ever heard, man or woman. You can hear her sheer power throughout "Fontanelle". Lori even gets the opportunity to sing on "Magick Flute". I hadn't heard "Fontanelle" in years until now. Listening to it again brings back the memories of my love for modern rock (before it was co-opted by Clear Channel). I wish music today was as exciting it was a decade ago."
the_riot_dyke | raleigh | 03/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is easily Babes in Toyland's best record. It's missing a couple of essential songs ("Catatonic" and "Lashes"), but as a whole it shines. The emotion is raw, both abused and abusive, and, unlike many bands that get lumped into "riot grrrl", the most scathing taunts that Babes in Toyland has to offer are directed toward other women. Fontanelle is a fountain of self hate, misdirected anger, and it is perfect. It'll make you angry and sad, and you won't regret a minute of it."