Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein is a writer, musician, actor, dog trainer and blogger for NPR Music. She was a member of the critically acclaimed rock band Sleater-Kinney. Brownstein writes NPR Music's "Monitor Mix" blog, and is a contributor to All Songs Considered. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Pitchfork.com and numerous book anthologies on music and culture.

Along with Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live, Brownstein is one-half of the comedic duo, ThunderAnt. She also has a feature role in the upcoming independent film, Some Days Are Better Than Others, directed by Matt McCormick. Brownstein lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is working on her first book of non-fiction.

Note: With hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton away this week, we've got an encore presentation of The Worst Songs Of All Time, from Feb. 2014.


Guitarist, actor, writer (and former Monitor Mix blogger) Carrie Brownstein joins us, along with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, to do something we don't normally do: Talk about the songs we really, really don't like.