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Old 09.03.2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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It is by far the SYR volume that has been the most challenging for me to get into. But slowly I'm starting to appreciate it. I bought it the week it came out, listened once, and then not again until about 2 months ago.

My first (or rather 2nd) impression of it was that it was rather unlistenable. But slowly bits and pieces started sounding good to me. "What Do You Want (Kim)" I think is the real standout piece. And the screams still sort of make me jump.

I can't say I'm all the way there yet. Certainly not like say SYR1, 2, or 7. But I'm getting there. Thoughts?
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Old 09.03.2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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I really really like it, I dunno which track it is out of my memory, but one of them is beautiful
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Old 09.03.2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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It's pretty much the most unaccesible SYR. But it's really good in my opinion - can't really say why though strangely... i don't know. I think the best piece on there is "We Are The Princesses", that one gives me the chills. The oscillators in the background are beautiful, and Kim's voice sounds out of breath.

Very good album indeed
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Old 09.03.2008, 01:07 PM   #4
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^^yes exactly thats the track Ive ment, I looked for it right now too
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Old 09.03.2008, 01:59 PM   #5
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I don't like this SYR, except International Spy. It's hard to listen this album, very experimental, maybe too much as SYR3.
We Are The Princesses have nice electronics, that's correct.
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Old 09.03.2008, 02:01 PM   #6
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I think 3 was the weakest of the first trilogy. Yes.
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Old 09.03.2008, 02:27 PM   #7
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By the way, I've interested very much in Burdocks track from SYR4, ciello and this discharge's with some kind of jerk's, yeah! What you think of it?
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Old 09.03.2008, 02:39 PM   #8
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SYR5 is what I imagine Phantom Orchard w/ Kim will sound like, haha. Nah, I'm kidding, there's no way it could sound like that. The lyrics on this thing are terrible.

It is probably the worst SYR, which is sad since it came after one of the best Sonic Youth albums period (SYR4).
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Old 09.03.2008, 02:51 PM   #9
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This is the first SYR I liked. It's pretty different from everything, but still enjoyable according to me.
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Old 09.03.2008, 03:11 PM   #10
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the best Sonic Youth albums period (SYR4).

 
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Old 09.03.2008, 03:13 PM   #11
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um. okay.
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Old 09.03.2008, 03:16 PM   #12
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i lack words to explain my total disagreement with what you say...
To each his own i guess, but hey...
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Old 09.03.2008, 03:17 PM   #13
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SYR4 rules. The best SYR and one of my favorite SY albums, up there with confusion is sex, made in usa, silver sessions, and sister.
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Old 09.03.2008, 03:27 PM   #14
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You made me unearth the BEAST.
Listening to CD2 right now.
Check out the new dedicated thread.
No offence Adam, you know i like yr style.
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Old 09.03.2008, 03:52 PM   #15
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hahaha.

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Old 09.03.2008, 05:16 PM   #16
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Easily my least favorite.
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Old 09.03.2008, 08:15 PM   #17
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I really like it but it took me forever to get into it. I think it's actually brilliant now that I 'get' it; it has a surprising depth. It's great that not every SYR is the usual experimental guitar assault.
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Old 09.04.2008, 07:36 AM   #18
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Which is why I think SYR9 should be acoustic.
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Old 09.04.2008, 08:08 AM   #19
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uh what is SYR 9 SUPPOSED TO BE again?
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Old 09.04.2008, 08:21 AM   #20
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dnt know. The closest I can think of of anything being confirmed is that Steve or Lee had confirmed that a sndtrks boxset was in the works. I guess that COULD be SYR9. And if that happened, I'd be very, very happy.
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