The 4th album of Hole was a huge commercial achievement, successfully bridging the gap between grunge and guitar pop. The band revolving around Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love carved a niche for themselves as the seminal female fronted grunge group. Established in 1991, the band functioned as a cathartic outlet for enfant terrible Love, which makes their work incredibly compelling. Their 1998 album 'Celebrity Skin' revealed a polished, energetic sound. Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins co-wrote 5 songs on this superb album, among which the title track and 'Malibu', both of which were released as singles. Although the album reached the 9th spot on the Billboard Top 200, original vinyl copies of 'Celebrity Skin' were made in small numbers, therefore making this first reissue since 1998 a much needed one for the fans.