Nobody's Daughter

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Nobody's Daughter
Hole - Nobody's Daughter.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 27, 2010
RecordedJanuary 2009–2010
Length47:09
LabelMercury, Cherry Forever
ProducerMichael Beinhorn, Micko Larkin

Nobody's Daughter is the fourth and final album by American rock band Hole. Billy Corgan is credited as co-writing "Pacific Coast Highway", "Samantha", "Loser Dust" and "How Dirty Girls Get Clean". The album debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling approximately 22,000 copies in its first week in the United States.[1] By its third week of release it had sold 33,000 copies in total.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

For more information, see the Wikipedia article

The album was initially conceived as a solo project and followup to Courtney Love's debut solo record, America's Sweetheart (2004).[3] At the urging of her friend and former producer Linda Perry, Love began writing material while in a lockdown rehabilitation center in 2005 following a protracted cocaine addiction and numerous related legal troubles.

Shortly after her release from rehab in November 2005, Love entered the studio and recorded a series of demos with Perry producing and Corgan arranging, which she dubbed The Rehab Tapes.[4] This took initially took at The Village Recorder,[5] the same studio where 1995's Mellon Collie was mixed, and where "Age of Innocence" and the drums for Monuments to an Elegy were recorded. Corgan contributed some guitar during these sessions, such as on "Samantha", but they would later be removed.[6]

On April 29, 2006, Love made a surprise appearance at a Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center benefit with Corgan and Perry, where she performed acoustic versions of the new songs "Sunset Marquis" and "Pacific Coast Highway".[7][8]

In May 2008, after several attempts at recording the album with Corgan and Perry failed to reach fruition, Love announced she was planning to scrap the record and begin reshaping it with guitarist Micko Larkin, who had joined her backing band.[9] By late 2009, recording had concluded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan and Courtney Love.

No.TitleLength
4."Pacific Coast Highway"5:14
5."Samantha"4:16
9."Loser Dust"3:25
10."How Dirty Girls Get Clean"4:54

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country Discogs MusicBrainz
April 27, 2010 Mercury • Cherry Forever 602527370439 CD Europe 2286763 7f2cb742-7ebc-45ab-8ff5-c74744b90fc8 [1]
April 27, 2010 Mercury 602527370439 CD US 2640714 dd041708-caba-42c8-af88-7f33bf67c04e [1]
April 27, 2010 Mercury B0014222-01 Vinyl US 2250333 [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Critical reception[edit | edit source]

Nobody's Daughter received generally mixed reviews from music critics. Petra Davis of The Quietus noted that, as with Love's previous works, Nobody's Daughter "habitually contests notions of family," adding that the record overall is "perceptibly the product of two distinct song cycles: one immediately post-rehab, … [the other a] product of more active collaboration, largely with Larkin and Billy Corgan."[10] BBC Music alternately praised the album "rich and emotionally searing,"[11] while Billboard noted that "Love sounds as self-assured as ever, sliding over syllables and hitting the emotional high notes".[12]

Chart performance[edit | edit source]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 50
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 45
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 95
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 11
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 44
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 61
Greek International Albums (IFPI)[19] 11
Irish Albums (IRMA)[20] 93
Italian Albums (FIMI)[21] 45
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[22] 89
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 50
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 25
Swiss Albums (Swiss Hitparade)[25] 37
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 46
US Billboard 200[27] 15
US Alternative Albums (Billboard)[28] 2
US Rock (Billboard)[29] 4
US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[30] 3

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Randy (May 5, 2010). "Atlanta rapper B.o.B.'s 'Adventure' at No. 1". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 6, 2014.
  2. "On the charts: The National, Sleigh Bells make an impact in a sloooooooow sales week". Los Angeles Times. May 19, 2010. Archived from the original on May 6, 2014.
  3. Sheffield, Rob (2010-04-26). "Nobody's Daughter". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  4. Lash, Jolie (February 3, 2006). "Courtney Love Is Cleared, Ready to Rock". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020.
  5. NME Staff (January 10, 2006). "Courtney Love gets UK stars on new album". NME. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  6. "Samantha by Hole Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  7. "Courtney Love Makes Shock Live Appearance". NME. May 1, 2006. Archived from the original on March 30, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  8. Advocate Staff (May 2, 2006). "Courtney Love meets 2,000 lesbians". The Advocate. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020.
  9. NME Staff (May 16, 2008). "Courtney Love scraps new album". NME. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020.
  10. Davis, Petra (May 11, 2010). "Nobody's Daughter". The Quietus. Archived from the original on April 8, 2020.
  11. Gill, Jaime (April 26, 2010). "Review – Nobody's Daughter". BBC Music. Archived from the original on May 6, 2010.
  12. Lipshutz, Jason (April 26, 2010). "Hole, Nobody's Daughter review". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015.
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  21. "Italiancharts.com – Hole – Nobody's Daughter". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  22. ホールのアルバム売り上げランキング [Hole album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
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  28. "Hole Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  29. "Hole Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  30. "Hole Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2020.

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