December 16: “The Size of our Love”, Sleater-Kinney

I never listened to Sleater-Kinney, was never a fan. I think their first albums came out during the years I was living abroad, and then I never caught up afterwards. But recently, prompted by my love of Portlandia, I decided to plumb the depths of the S-K catalogue and see what I liked. I came back with “Dig Me Out,” “You’re No Rock and Roll Fun”, and this one, a melancholy piece with a violin line. If you’ve ever spent time with someone gravely ill, in a hospital room, or not, this one might get its hooks in you too.