Auf Der Maur (2004) No, it's not a metal band, but rather the coming out of former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist/siren Melissa Auf der Maur. Her abbreviated, logo-ready moniker is… 2004-06-01 Melissa Auf Der Maur Rock
Music Review

Auf Der Maur (2004)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Jun 01, 2004; Lead Performance: Melissa Auf Der Maur; Genre: Rock

No, it's not a metal band, but rather the coming out of former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist/siren Melissa Auf der Maur. Her abbreviated, logo-ready moniker is more than fitting. Auf der Maur wants to crank it as hard and loud as the boys, and she does just that with the help of Queens of the Stone Age and members of her two prior groups. The result is professional, commercial alt-rock that takes flight intermittently, as in ''Taste You,'' which best captures her mix of femininity and fury. But the album's monolithic sound also feels dated and drab: the perfect CD for 1995, released too late.

Originally posted Jun 04, 2004 Published in issue #768 Jun 04, 2004 Order article reprints