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Old 11.06.2009, 03:05 PM   #1
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Ive always had a problem with Sister, i dont know if its because the first time i listened to it i was on the tube with a malfunctioning CD player and cheap headphones, but i think alot of the songs on there - Schizophrenia, White Kross, Tuff Gnarl - are incredibly overrated. Catholic Block, Beauty Lies and Cotton Crown are fantastic tunes, but its really not remarkable as a collection of songs beyond that in ones humble opinion

It doesnt help that when i saw the band a couple of years ago the only song they played from that whole period (bar DDN as it was a DDN gig) was Schizophrenia.

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Old 11.06.2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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Old 11.06.2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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It sounds crazy, as I'm a fan of the band, but I've never listened to "Sister".
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Old 11.06.2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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Old 11.06.2009, 03:14 PM   #5
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^^ I'm writing to Chabbib so you get banned.

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Old 11.06.2009, 03:15 PM   #6
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^^ I'm writing to Chabbib so you get banned.

I knew this would happen.... do i get to choose which desert i am banished to?
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Old 11.06.2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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Old 11.06.2009, 03:40 PM   #8
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It sounds crazy, as I'm a fan of the band, but I've never listened to "Sister".
go listen to it!

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Old 11.06.2009, 03:50 PM   #9
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I think Evol's better, but Sister has a lot of classic SY tunes on it.
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Old 11.06.2009, 03:55 PM   #10
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Sister is still amazing, but it's always been probably my least favourite of the 80s albums, including The Whitey Album. At the very least, DDN, EVOL, and CIS all blow it away. I don't know what it is about it, as I like all the songs on it, but as a whole it always just seems to drift past me without ever really clicking. I really wish I could love it as much as some seem to, but it just never really happens for me. Schizophrenia and Kotton Krown are both stunning though.
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Old 11.06.2009, 04:00 PM   #11
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I think the songs on Sister are all amazing but I don't like the production. I'd take big, Butch Vig, Dirty production over Sister's lo-fi-ness any day. THEN AGAIN I've only heard it on CD, so if i heard it on vinyl or a better mastering of the CD my opiniuon might change..
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Old 11.06.2009, 04:09 PM   #12
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Try to listen to it LOUD on vinyl NOW... I order you.
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Old 11.06.2009, 04:18 PM   #13
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My favorite sonic youth album is sister.
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Old 11.06.2009, 04:24 PM   #15
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Old 11.06.2009, 04:29 PM   #16
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Do you mean "not that good" compared to other SY output? or do you mean "not that good" in the general sense of suck?

I can respect the former, although I patently disagree, but if you mean the latter
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Old 11.06.2009, 04:37 PM   #17
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Do you mean "not that good" compared to other SY output? or do you mean "not that good" in the general sense of suck?

I can respect the former, although I patently disagree, but if you mean the latter
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Of course its better than most rock music, it has some great songs on it, i just dont get its elevation as one of the best albums ever and one of SYs best albums ever, i tend to put it in the bottom 2 or 3 of their studio albums. Its never grown on me in the way that A Thousand Leaves or Washing Machine have.
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Old 11.06.2009, 04:44 PM   #18
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Ikara, it gets a lot of praise, and got a lot of praise because in 1986 so much massive suck was flooding the stereos. I think that sister is the one SY album that truly shaped what became "alternative rock" later on.
It was the first one where SY really explored the standard rock song format, fucking with it, building up songs without any "rational" conclusions, exploring that warm analog effect thurston loves so much.
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by comparison washing machine has too many songs that are completely irrelevant to me.
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Ikara, it gets a lot of praise, and got a lot of praise because in 1986 so much massive suck was flooding the stereos. I think that sister is the one SY album that truly shaped what became "alternative rock" later on.
It was the first one where SY really explored the standard rock song format, fucking with it, building up songs without any "rational" conclusions, exploring that warm analog effect thurston loves so much.

see, that sort of explaination means nothing to me. Bad Moon Rising and Evol - Daydream Nation and Goo. Inconceivably magnificent pieces of work. Sister just stands in the middle and doesnt stand up to those high water marks.
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