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Old 06.09.2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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So I went to best Buy with my sis to buy an ipod cause she lost her old one and it turns out that her dumbass had left it there for repairs. Instead she ended up buying me some cds because I fixed her computer yesterday. I got washing machine and EJSTNS. I already had Washing Machine but it was a burned copy that I got from a friend so I got the real thing just to have it. But I have never listened to EJSTNS. What are your guys' opinions on it? I'm going to listen now. Later.
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Old 06.09.2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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I've never listened to that one much at all either. It seems to be one of the less discussed ones. Gotta love siblings that do that though, my brother just bought me "Isn't anything" by My Bloody Valentine since I'm converting all his Itunes songs to MP3.
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Old 06.09.2006, 06:48 PM   #3
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I don't like it.
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Old 06.09.2006, 07:03 PM   #4
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Neither do I.
Their worst release.
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Old 06.09.2006, 07:32 PM   #5
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You guys are fucking insane. It's a great album. One of the first SY releases that I put in my collection.
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Old 06.09.2006, 07:49 PM   #6
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as a whole album, it's a bit weak. but there are some great songs ("Screaming Skull" is one of my favorite SY tracks).
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Old 06.09.2006, 07:52 PM   #7
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So far it's really good. I can hear Sister in between songs like some people say. After "Bull" I heard Catholic Block. I actually like all of Sonic Youth's albums. There are none that I don't like. For example, I thin NYCGF is there most beautiful album. Some of them had to grow on me though but I didn't dislike them before they grew on me, I just didn't listen to them because I wasn't into them.
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It's my favorite CD. I really have only been a fan for a couple years, and it was the first conscious SY album I bought. The first was Dirty, and I didn't really know who they were when I bought it. After I got used to them I didn't know what to buy next, so I bought EJTNS - because of picture on the back, of all reasons; it gave it a very raw look. It was the CD that really got me into them

I just now finally picked up Goo and I'm digging that right now. Awesome liner pics. I've been stalling, telling myself that I'm going to wait until I have the money for the Deluxe. Now that I have the money, even though I've heard the demos are even better, I don't want to spend $30 on it. I'd feel the need to buy the original anyway, so I'll hold off on all the Deluxe stuff til I get a well-paying job. But I'm slowly completing the collection, only a few more to go.
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Old 06.09.2006, 07:54 PM   #9
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Augh, what was I thinking. I have this one. I got confused by the long abbreviation and was thinking NYCG&F. I love EJS. Screaming Skull, Winners blues, Sweet Shine, Androgynous Mind, and one of my fav's Doctor's Orders is all on EJS. There's no way that I think this is a weaker album at all.
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Old 06.09.2006, 08:17 PM   #10
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It's my favorite CD. I really have only been a fan for a couple years, and it was the first conscious SY album I bought. The first was Dirty, and I didn't really know who they were when I bought it. After I got used to them I didn't know what to buy next, so I bought EJTNS - because of picture on the back, of all reasons; it gave it a very raw look. It was the CD that really got me into them

I just now finally picked up Goo and I'm digging that right now. Awesome liner pics. I've been stalling, telling myself that I'm going to wait until I have the money for the Deluxe. Now that I have the money, even though I've heard the demos are even better, I don't want to spend $30 on it. I'd feel the need to buy the original anyway, so I'll hold off on all the Deluxe stuff til I get a well-paying job. But I'm slowly completing the collection, only a few more to go.

Yeah, I've only been a fan for about a year and a half now. I got into them in late '04 when a friend let me borrow Daydream Nation, Sister, and Dirty. I didn't get into them right away since my ears were not used to indie/non-traditional music. I did like Teenage Riot, but who wouldn't? A few months later I was into cooler music and I pulled them out again and they became my favorite band. I acquired the rest of their albums, except the 2 I just got, in about a month through online shopping and borrowing. Now I only need A Thousand Leaves to have all of the Geffen releases.
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Old 06.09.2006, 09:08 PM   #11
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A really good record in my opinion but I can understand how people say it's weak. I love these songs: winner's blues, bull in the heather, screaming skull, skink, self-obsessed and sexee, doctor's orders, bone and sweet shine.
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Old 06.09.2006, 09:20 PM   #12
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Its definitely one of my least favorite SY albums, but its still a decent album. It definitely has its strong and weak areas, and unfortunately there seems to be more weak than strong, making it overall hard to sit through sometimes.
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Old 06.09.2006, 09:31 PM   #13
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i looove it. i think the Kim songs are fantastic, the Thurston ones aren't great (I HATED Winners Blues when i first heard it, now i can sit through it without wanting to vomit) but, on balance, i quite EJST&NS.
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Old 06.09.2006, 10:10 PM   #14
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I finished it and I listened to some of the songs again. A lot of the songs are really short but there are no songs that I dislike. It sounds punkier than other SY albums. Winner's Blues was kind of weird to listen to because it was an acoustic SY song.
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Old 06.09.2006, 10:17 PM   #15
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Yeah, Sonik Jesus, always good to have another EJSTNS fan. Don't listen to the naysayers. It may not be thier best album, but come on, some people just trash this album a little too much if you ask me. Yeah, its kind of short, to me it kind of has a bluesy feel to it. I love the album.
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Old 06.09.2006, 10:20 PM   #16
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I preferred it to Washing Machine for a long time. The dynamic interplay of the guitars, & the stripped-down & varied structures are really appealing.

Bone, Androgynous Mind, Doctor's Orders>Tokyo Eye & Sweet Shine are fabulous. Bull in the Heather is perhaps their most radio-friendly single besides maybe The Empty Page, but yet Bull also retains a more noticeable element of (although still catchy) delightfully wack wackiness.
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Old 06.09.2006, 10:51 PM   #17
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I don't understand the mainstream appeal of bull in the heather. Is it just the catchiness or what? Somebody help me.
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Old 06.09.2006, 11:05 PM   #18
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I wouldn't think Bull in the Heather appealed to the mainstream either. But I know it was predicted to be even before it was released, because the bio was written during the making of it, and the author said it would be the closest thing to a single on the CD. I don't really see how, though. Especially on a CD with other relatively mainstream songs on it.
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Old 06.09.2006, 11:40 PM   #19
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I really don't get why so many people hate EJSTNS...It's one of my favourite albums and has been since I got it. It's such a moment album - I remember so much because of it.
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...well, their biggest hit single to date is 100% actually & their bestselling album is Dirty...it was primarily Bull in the Heather though that made EJST&NS their highest charting outing.

The funny thing about this post is I googled "Sonic Youth album sales" to make sure I was correct & found the recent thread that I had missed about the subject & found my confirmation of what I already thought to be the case there.
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