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Old 12.12.2012, 05:54 PM   #21
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"worst" is a subjective term.

so many fans cannot listen to Confusion, or RR, or whatever. for me, the album I like least is EJST&NS. I really do not like it.

NYCG&F beats jetset like a mofo

ESJSTNS does suck as a composition, but a few of those tracks are really good when listened to randomly say on shuffle mode or something. I never understood all the vitriol towards Rather Ripped, not only was it a really really kick ass fucking kind of album, but the stage-show from that tour as almost as fun as Sonic Nurse for the opposite reasons. It was like, "Ok, we have simply blown yours and our fucking minds with all this Sonic experimentation and improv jamming, so we are going to make a throw-back rock-and-roll album that Ringo Starr would be proud of and y'all can all have simple fun at our shows for a change instead of just standing there mystified."
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Old 12.12.2012, 06:01 PM   #22
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I seriously love almost every SY album. Confusion. Love it. Whitey. Love it. Murray. Love it. Ripped. Love it.

SYR4 -- I enjoy reading about the compositions, but many of them I don't enjoy when they hit my ears. I could probably sequence a single disc from it of tracks I do like though. So that's not saying much.
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Old 12.12.2012, 11:35 PM   #23
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Just never got in to this record. Tried several times, and it just never hit me. The style just isn't something I enjoy.

I will say though FCR is one of my favorite songs from the band.
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Old 12.12.2012, 11:43 PM   #24
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NYCG+F has stayed in my head for a decade, even though I have rarely played it over that time. It is possibly the closest thing they ever did to a "concept album". (I accept that term makes many groan.) I remember being pissed at first....a dorky little 8 song 42min thing. (Is my memory good?) But the motherfucker grew on me real fast and has haunted me ever since. I just love the way it flows and adheres. I love that there are 4 Thurston songs and 3 Kim songs and 1 Lee (epic) song. The short songs here are brilliant too, not just throwaways or interludes. There is no fuckin Plastic Sun here. Following Washing Machine and A Thousand Leaves, two gigantic motherfuckers, it's brevity and subtlety may have been a shock to many, as it was to me at first. But this little album created waves for me which still ripple. I'm rather ripped by it.
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Old 12.13.2012, 12:12 AM   #25
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Old 12.13.2012, 09:49 AM   #26
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Old 12.13.2012, 10:33 AM   #27
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i guess it's not that bad
i'm just listening to it one by one on youtube
but can't find the studio version of Side2Side so far
i shouldn't be so soon to dismiss the album
but i remember at first when i first heard it i was disappointed
maybe it had alot to do with having their gear stolen or something
but even now when i listen to it
it sounds like it's a quiet album
i guess Renegade Princess aint quiet sounding
but so far, it's not a bad album. but whatever
i doubt it'd ever get into my top 10 list
top 20, maybe. but that's got some competition with the solo projects now
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Old 12.13.2012, 11:48 AM   #28
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1. Sister - 10/10
2. Daydream Nation - 10/10
3. Evol - 9/10
4. Washing Machine - 9/10
5. Dirty - 9/10
6. Murray Street - 9/10
7. Confusion Is Sex + Kill Your Idols - 8/10
8. Sonic Nurse - 8/10
9. Goo - 8/10
10. Bad Moon Rising - 7/10
11. Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star - 7/10
12. The Eternal - 7/10
13. Rather Ripped - 7/10
14. Sonic Youth - 6/10
15. A Thousand Leaves - 6/10
16. New York City Ghosts & Flowers - 5/10

Yes, NYCG&F is their worst "proper" record, IMO...
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Old 12.14.2012, 09:18 PM   #29
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This was the first album of theirs I heard, because it was the only sonic youth album they had at the library. I was ten years old.

And I loved it from the start. I had heard sonic youth be described as "weird" music, and the album fit the image I had of them in my head.
Their other albums don't even come close to the experimentation shown on this album. If I had heard them first I might have written them off.

P.S - except for pink steam and jams run free, Rather Ripped is a suck fest
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Old 12.16.2012, 05:37 AM   #30
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I love Renegade Princess, I always have a sort of heebie-jeebies while listening to it, especially in the culmination/break part.
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Old 12.16.2012, 03:20 PM   #31
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I've talked about this in the past, but if you listen to NYCG&F and SYR5 back to back, it's fucking awesome.
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Old 12.20.2012, 04:33 PM   #32
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The show in Providence for the NYC Ghosts tour was one of the sickest I've ever seen.It's a beautiful record IMO.
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Old 12.20.2012, 09:06 PM   #33
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The show in Providence for the NYC Ghosts tour was one of the sickest I've ever seen.It's a beautiful record IMO.

was so pissed I didn't go to that show!!
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Old 12.20.2012, 09:21 PM   #34
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was so pissed I didn't go to that show!!
I feel the same way about having ditched DayDream Nation revisited at the Hollywood Bowl. I love the fucking Hollywood Bowl, it is literally the most irie venue on the world..

Radiohead turned that entire place into an acid trip, because it also by no coincidence seems to have the loudest sound system, the bass is unimaginably strong in its reverberations. I could only imagine the feedback from The Sprawl or the Trilogy feeding out through that system.. alas.

 
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Old 12.21.2012, 01:15 AM   #35
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I feel the same way about having ditched DayDream Nation revisited at the Hollywood Bowl. I love the fucking Hollywood Bowl, it is literally the most irie venue on the world..

Radiohead turned that entire place into an acid trip, because it also by no coincidence seems to have the loudest sound system, the bass is unimaginably strong in its reverberations. I could only imagine the feedback from The Sprawl or the Trilogy feeding out through that system.. alas.

 

Daydream Nation revisited was at the Greek Theater near Griffith Park, later Sonic Youth opened for the Pavement reunion tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Both were awesome shows. I recently saw the Neil Young and Crazy Horse show at the Bowl, and thought the PA was too quiet, but maybe my seats weren't very good as we were farther back than usual and off to one side. I wish I had experienced it with sound as you describe.

NYG&F is an interesting road less traveled, perhaps more literally experimental than most SY albums. The title track is devastating.
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Very good LP, a bit sparse and over-indulgent at times, but a nice minimalistic approach, they were well into Reich, Cage et al at the time so the influence can be felt.
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i'd rather take another shot at NYC then Jason Knuth Sessions again

Silver Sessions is really good, i rate it above all the SYR releases
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