Originally Posted by noisereductions
I have the String Quartet Tribute to Sonic Youth album. It's got a certain novelty charm to it. I have thrown it on as "relaxing background" music from time to time. "Shadow of a Doubt" and the intro to "Silver Rocket" are actually pretty sweet arrangements for strings.
I've heard it, too, and I really don't recall liking it at all. In general, I find that string section or orchestra versions of rock songs don't work for me. I have nothing against the concept, but the execution, or maybe the song selections, always seem to come up short.