‘America’s Sweetheart’ is a long awaited album, eagerly sought after, bringing questions with it: will it be any good? Is going to be the same as the stuff in Hole? Can the music rise above her personal life which has been dragged through the press. Well, the music is alright but it definitely doesn’t set the world on fire. The start of the album sounds like Hole, just a poppier, tireder version of it. Then the next two songs come on and the pace is slowed down. ‘Hold On To Me’ is a tender, melodic, almost love song ambiguously about either a lover or her kid.