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The Soup Nazi 09.29.2017 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by dirty bunny
giving Thurston Moore's "The Best Day" a listen


Back in the, well, day, I made the following cover:

 


A play, of course, on

 


which had come out the previous year. I don't think anybody gave much of a crap about my work, though. I still find it pretty bitchen myself. :cool:

noisereductions 09.29.2017 02:45 PM

I don't remember seeing that one, soup. I like it haha.

dirty bunny 09.29.2017 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
You know what, that one really has some kick to it. Whenever I put it on Iím glad I did. Itís layered and pretty and satisfying, and manages to sound kind of adjacent to some of the more tuneful, late period Sonic Youth material without sounding like ďSY minus...Ē if that makes any sense.


Yeah it seems to have a lot of SY sound in it especially Forevermore & Germs Burn. Not coincidentally two of my favourite songs off the album.

Is it too much to hope SY will get back together?

The Soup Nazi 09.29.2017 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by dirty bunny
Is it too much to hope SY will get back together?


It's beyond too much, son! The best you can hope for is that if they get inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame (itself highly dubious, not that I care) all four members will show the fuck up!

The Soup Nazi 09.29.2017 06:04 PM

 


DRINKS - Hermits On Holiday

SonicSleuth 09.29.2017 08:40 PM

Protomartyr Relatives in Descent

Severian 09.29.2017 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Back in the, well, day, I made the following cover:

 


A play, of course, on

 


which had come out the previous year. I don't think anybody gave much of a crap about my work, though. I still find it pretty bitchen myself. :cool:


Dude, I think about this EVERY TIME I think about the album. Either album. I didnít realize you had made the graphic, but hats off to you sir.

Like, I was thinking about this when I posted that comment about The Best Day earlier today. No fucking kidding.

The Soup Nazi 09.29.2017 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Dude, I think about this EVERY TIME I think about the album. Either album. I didnít realize you had made the graphic, but hats off to you sir.

Like, I was thinking about this when I posted that comment about The Best Day earlier today. No fucking kidding.


Holy Molly Parker Posey! :eek:

dirty bunny 09.29.2017 11:36 PM

not a son, I'm a bunny

The Soup Nazi 09.29.2017 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by dirty bunny
not a son, I'm a bunny


 


Well excuuuuuuse meee... :)

Severian 09.30.2017 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Holy Molly Parker Posey! :eek:


I almost made a joke about Parker Posey’s... ahem... holes. You probably get the gist. Stopped myself, but still wanted to admit it.

 

noisereductions 10.02.2017 03:49 PM

Sonic Youth
Evol
1986, I've long called Evol my favorite album. I mean my favorite album of all time. My one desert island disc if you will. There's something about it - everything really. That cover art. The liner notes. Even the title. Evol is violently beautiful, right from the opening of "Tom Violence." It is immediately clear - or at least within seconds - that this new lineup with Steve Shelley on drums has gelled into something perfect. The material here is just as intense and visceral as on previous records, but there's something just gorgeous and lulling about a lot of the songs here. Maybe it's that explorations of love are buried here under much of the noise. The droniness of aforementioned "Tom Violence," or the plinky percussive strings on "Shadow Of A Doubt" with its whispered Kim vocal balance out the rushing almost-pop of "Starpower," grotesque storytelling of "In The Kingdom #19" or the thrillingly horrifying "Marilyn Moore." Later on Kim delivers a narrative over stray piano on "Secret Girls" and eventually the whole thing is wrapped up with what is one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded: "Expressway To Yr Skull." This is one of those records where every track could be my favorite. Strangely the CD version has always tacked on the bonus track "Bubblegum" which just doesn't fit well with everything that preceded it in my opinion. But that's a pretty minor complaint about the best album ever recorded.

Sonic Youth
Sister
1987, There's always been this certain tone I've gotten from Sister that I'm not quite sure how to describe. It's way less warm than Evol. It's darker. And the guitar notes feel like knives. It feels more akin to Confusion or Bad Moon than Evol, but is clearly written by the same band that created that record. But this one opens with "Schizophrenia," a song about insanity which certainly starts things on a different foot. While certainly there are mellow moments here like on "Beauty Lies In The Eye," or the absolutely beautiful "Cotton Crown," for the most part Sister just fucking rocks. "Catholic Block," "Stereo Sanctity," "Tuff Gnarl"... these are some songs made up of pure energy. "Pacific Coast Highway" feels like the one true throwback to the nightmares of Bad Moon and Evol. Sister is really kind of a weird record. It takes some strange chances and yet none of them feel super daring - even the cover of "Hot Wire My Heart" somehow fits here cohesively. Maybe even weirder is that the version of "Master-Dik" included as a bonus track on the CD release manages to make some sort of sense on this album even with its goofy rapping. In that sense Sister may well be the most interesting record that Sonic Youth created in this era.

evollove 10.02.2017 05:18 PM

Dude, no one likes your shitty taste in music. Sonic Youth? They had a minor hit or two back in the 90s. Who gives a fuck?

ilduclo 10.02.2017 05:51 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDBhL8Omm7c

noisereductions 10.02.2017 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by evollove
Dude, no one likes your shitty taste in music. Sonic Youth? They had a minor hit or two back in the 90s. Who gives a fuck?


:).

Severian 10.02.2017 06:45 PM

I feel that Sister is, like, empirically better than Evol. Factually better. Better in every way. But I superlove Evol.

Evol and Bad Moon go together real well in my opinion. Excellent transition from one sound to another, but I feel like Evol was slightly more transitional than Sister, which felt like the natural completion of the early era of the band.

Daydream is a universe unto itself, but Sister is the peak pre-Daydream album, and my personal favorite SY album (even though it’s not the best, because Daydream is the best).

noisereductions 10.02.2017 06:47 PM

I personally prefer Sister to DDN, but yeah Evol is my favorite.

Severian 10.02.2017 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noisereductions
I personally prefer Sister to DDN, but yeah Evol is my favorite.


I personally prefer it too, but I think DDN is a better, more realized work. Itís the old favorite vs. best thing. Sister is my fave, DDN is the best.

evollove 10.02.2017 07:00 PM

Taking out Hot Wire, Master Dik and Bubblegum vastly improves each album, in my opinion. Master and Bubble weren't on the originals anyway, right?

So, going by the original sequence...

Hot Wire still sucks. And Sister should end with Kotton, not White Kross, which belongs earlier in the sequence.

Evol coheres more as an album, as a flow of thought. It is objectively better.

But fuck it. I'm not a critic and prefer Sister, which is and probably always will be my #1 fav.

noisereductions 10.02.2017 09:16 PM

Honestly though these are all great albums. Picking a best is like whatever. So yeah. Picking favorites means something more personal to each of us I'm sure.


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