Originally Posted by Forensic Scene
It sounds like Thurston has given up on trying to push his song writing. "Burroughs" seems like it could have appeared on The Eternal, which also sounded a lot like lazy songwriting. The last great group of songs that SY wrote (mostly introduced by Thurst) were on Sonic Nurse.
I wish he would try harder I guess...
For years I've been saying that Thurston's solo work usually just sounds like Sonic Youth minus the rest of the band. Sure, Thurston often brought in a skeleton...but Lee would bring it to life, so to speak.
I do feel Demolished Thoughts is amongst his better solo attempts. I mean, it was different at least.
His "noisy" solo stuff is usually boring-to-unlistenable (sans some of his collaborative efforts..esp. those w/ Nels Cline). I tend to leave the noisier/improv stuff to Lee.