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Old 06.13.2006, 06:53 PM   #1
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I think so...It's more consistent than A Thousand Leaves, and way more interesting than Murray Street or Sonic Nurse or NYC.

I'm very excited about this album. My enthusiasm was curbed a little bit by the guy who rear-ended my new car while I was stopped on the service road during my first listen of the album, though.
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I disagree. I think the new album is clearly among the best.
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Old 06.13.2006, 07:04 PM   #3
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I think it's a great album, but it hasn't matured for me yet. I'm still a little bit nfamiliar with it being that I've only had it for a week. The most notable part of Rather Ripped is Kim's vocals. Her entire singing style is different in this album than all the others, and continues along the lines of pop music. Thurston's song are alright, Incinerate has some pretty cool lyrics at parts if you know the background to what he's reffering to, otherwise it will sound not nearly as good. I'm not too big a fan of Or. Along with Do You Believe in Rapture, it's one of the "new direction" songs on the album, but I currently look at them as something that lacks completeness. It feels like something's missing in the songs. Jams Run Free, The Neutral, and Sleeping around are excellent songs in my opinion. The riffs in the neutral sound classic and great. I really can't pass a complete judgement on the album quite yet. I'll post again when I fully understand it.

Nurse seems more developed to me right now. I'm more familiar to the messages and I've heard it a lot more, and I love the song Unmade Bed % Mariah Carey. I can't make a proper comparison on the two, but I currently like Nurse a little bit more.

I really like Rather Ripped overall.

The "neil Young" and "Nico" approach seems pretty sweet
and giving us teases of feedback during the bridges is always a treat.
The riffs are complex and logical
The lyrics; also acknoligable
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Washing Machine was the best album since dirty,

very true, washing machine, in my opinion may easily be overall the best sonic youth album, especially after dirty, definetly the most cohesive, holy shit.. washing machine!
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Old 06.13.2006, 07:29 PM   #5
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No way B!!!
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I agree that Washing Machine is the best album since Dirty...maybe even since Goo or Daydream Nation. But I still really like Rather Ripped I must have listened to it all the way through around 20 times since I got it on friday and it really gets better with each listen.
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Old 06.13.2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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Best album since Nurse.

Don't get me wrong, I like Rather Ripped, but out of all their albums, I'd probably rate it as one of the lowest along with Washing Machine.

I don't get why you guys like Washing Machine so much, Murray Street, Experimental . . . Star, Nurse, Thousand Leaves, and NYC Ghosts and Flowers were all better albums IMO.

Even with that, I'd still give it a 7/10. Washing Machine would get a 6.
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Old 06.13.2006, 07:48 PM   #9
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Worst album Sonic Youth ever released.

Washing Machine was the best album since dirty, then A Thousand Leaves was the best album since dirty, and then NYC Ghosts and Flowers was the best album since dirty. Murray street was also pretty killer.

Rather Ripped is rather wrtech-ed.

You cats are wack. The album is killer, you just want to own yr sonic, and you should know that Sonic owns themselves and you.
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Old 06.13.2006, 08:54 PM   #10
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I listened to it twice and usually i'm super excited about new sonic albums but this one is not really doing it for me. It's good but I have a feeling that i'm still gonna like Nurse and Murray Street more.
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Old 06.13.2006, 09:22 PM   #11
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Can someone translate this please? I don't understand gibberish.
Tu gatos est loco. El recordo es muerto, tu quiero yr sonic, y tu...should know that Sonic owns themselves...y tu.

I don't really speak much Spanish...
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no, i definantly disagree with the first statement. while a good album, you gotta look in the long run. i'm already sort of over it. washing machine, a thousand leaves, and murray street are all better in my opinion.
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Old 06.13.2006, 09:37 PM   #13
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There is no way in hell that Rather Ripped is better than A Thousand Leaves, Murry Street or Sonic Nurse. You have been smokin way too much shit.
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Old 06.13.2006, 09:38 PM   #14
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Rather Ripped is ok and has some pretty interesting moments but isn't anywhere near as good as the previous 3 albums. It's better than Experimental, Jet Set, Trash, and No Star and Goodbye 20th Century, but it's not nearly as good as the other's. Dirty is better thatn Rather Ripped, also.
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Old 06.13.2006, 09:41 PM   #15
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It's good. Only listened to it once, but I might say it's better the ATL and it's better then Dirty, for sure.
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Old 06.13.2006, 09:42 PM   #16
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It's good. Only listened to it once, but I might say it's better the ATL and it's better then Dirty, for sure.

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Old 06.13.2006, 09:48 PM   #17
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The last three albums seemed really boring to me, but this one is exciting and new sounding. I'm realllly enthused.
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Old 06.13.2006, 10:00 PM   #18
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I think that Rather Ripped is very boring compared to the previous three. It's still a good record. I just don't think that the band is in top form here.
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Kinda like they're half assing it.
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Old 06.13.2006, 10:01 PM   #20
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Although even when they use half of their asses, they can still make good and interesting music.
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