The personal meets the political on Sleater-Kinney’s aptly-named new album, The Center Won’t Hold. It’s a last hurrah of sorts for Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss now that drummer Weiss has left the band — the good news for fans is that there's lots to savor here. St. Vincent’s Annie Clark handles production duties here, adding her own spin on the band’s bold melodies, raucous riffs, and outspoken vocals. It’s a collaboration that really works for all involved, showcasing Sleater-Kinney doing what they do best while taking confident steps into newer sonic dimensions. An exciting, electrifying evolution for a much-beloved band.