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Old 01.03.2008, 08:59 AM   #41
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7. No Queen Blues. A decent enough laid back chugger with the trade mark 'Sonic Youthy' bit at the end again. The real problem is the vocals. None of SY have very good singing voices and one of the things I find so frustrating about this period is how much emphasis they put on the vocals. Thurston Kim and Lee have always been better shouters than singers.

8. Panty-Lies. I'm beginning to remember why I so rarely listen to this album. Self-conscious Poly-Styrene-isms don't work here at ALL!



I love these 2 songs. In fact "No Queen" I'd probably say I like just as much as "Diamond Sea" (tho that's the LP version... the DESTROYED ROOM vers of "Diamond" is a happening.)
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Old 01.03.2008, 10:27 AM   #42
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their worst album is EXPERIMENTAL JET SET TRASH & NO STAR

by a MILLION MILES
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Old 01.03.2008, 11:42 AM   #43
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their worst album is EXPERIMENTAL JET SET TRASH & NO STAR

by a MILLION MILES

Worst, maybe. Bad? No.
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Old 01.03.2008, 03:07 PM   #44
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i never liked Washing Machine...

1. Becuz - nice guitars
2. Junkies Promise - hmm average song
3. Saucer like - i hate lee songs, there are the worst on the albums always.
4. Washing Machine - yeh, but too much crazy
5. Unwind - light vocs by thurston and lee, nice ballad, but long boring ending.
6. Little trouble girl - hmm... a ballad of kim & kim, not special nice
7. No queen blues - i really like this one, and lyrics, and "no no no..."
8. Panty lies - what is this ? shitty song.
9. untitled - nice piece.
10. Skip tracer - the same as 3.
11. The diamond sea - yes, it's great !
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Old 01.03.2008, 03:08 PM   #45
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i hate lee songs, there are the worst on the albums always.
This could get you killed on here.
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Old 01.03.2008, 03:17 PM   #46
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KILL KILLL KILLLLLLL !!!

Lee's songs are my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01.03.2008, 04:50 PM   #47
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facts: he is not good singer...
i never listen to his songs.
experimental jet set, was the one album with no lee songs, and it was good.
hope on new album won't be any lee songs, album could be better.
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Old 01.03.2008, 04:52 PM   #48
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facts: he is not good singer...
i never listen to his songs.
experimental jet set, was the one album with no lee songs, and it was good.
hope on new album won't be any lee songs, album could be better.

None can't actually sing you know. It is how they carry the songs. Lee's and Kim's are my favorite usually.
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Old 01.03.2008, 07:20 PM   #49
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Lee's singing is probably the closest thing to "an actual singing voice" within the band. Weird that you'd say that. Hater.
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Old 01.03.2008, 08:26 PM   #50
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3. Saucer like - i hate lee songs, there are the worst on the albums always.
Your opinion is actually a falsity.
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Old 01.04.2008, 01:02 AM   #51
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Nah just a shit load of pot.

YESSSSSS!

No, seriously, this was the first SY album that came out after I became obsessed with them. I've always thought it was great, but "shitloads of pot" have given me a whole new appreciation for it. You seriously cannot pop it in sober and sit there typing your responses to each song and expect to experience it in its full glory. While personal experience is impossible to measure objectively, I can't believe the luke-warm response to "Saucer-Like," "Little Trouble Girl" and most of all the title track. I have to admit, I used to be iffy on that song, but if you listen to it in the right place in the right state of mind, you will realize its brilliance--Kim's delivery and all. The whole point of that song is to show this awkward, off-putting, cyclical pattern (even the music sounds cyclical--round and round like a washing machine!) of loser boyfriends who you do nice stuff for (like buying a soda pop) just because they're sweet or cute or whatever. Then how she has this epiphany about how she needs to invest in herself (put a quarter in the washing machine her heart has become), with the music changing to etherially match this moment of transcendant clarity. Anyway, I can't begin to describe the brilliance of it all, but it all makes sense, and I can't believe I ever thought it was just "okay."
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Old 01.04.2008, 08:26 AM   #52
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It seems that a lot of people here got a room deeply burried in their ass and so they are totally unable to laugh... Panty lies is not the best sonic song (it's not the worst remember "wildflower soul" or "peace attack") but it's a very funny song and I love that shoeba part... This album is one of their best from the geffen era with such magical moments like the intro of "no queen blues" the guitar sound on "washing machine" etc...
Of course "junkie's promise" and "saucer like" are weak songs but that's all, and the others are great... and KG is so sexy when she sings "I take my baby down the street"...
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Old 01.04.2008, 08:28 AM   #53
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Old 01.04.2008, 05:03 PM   #54
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their worst album is EXPERIMENTAL JET SET TRASH & NO STAR

by a MILLION MILES

Amen, brother.
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Old 01.05.2008, 06:25 AM   #55
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(it's not the worst remember "wildflower soul" or "peace attack")"I take my baby down the street"...

heee? wildflower soul and peace attack - they are both cool songs, with no lee singing [thank god]
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Old 01.05.2008, 10:31 AM   #56
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Old 01.05.2008, 11:15 AM   #57
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Washing Machine is trancendental...The song that is....
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Old 01.05.2008, 09:51 PM   #58
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(it's not the worst remember "wildflower soul" or "peace attack")

How are these their bad songs? They're some of my favorites
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Old 01.05.2008, 09:53 PM   #59
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Yes, how can either of those songs be considered crap? Wildflower soul is in my top 5.
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I sorta have this optimistic outlook that no Sonic Youth songs are bad in any degree. You just need to have a specific mood/feeling to get them and enjoy them.

But even so, some songs I still haven't been able to get into. That doesn't mean that a) they're bad, or b) I won't ever get into them.

But on topic, I think Washing Machine is probably in my top three favorite Sonic Youth albums. Overall, it's a great listen.
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