Sonic Youth - Murray Street

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Interscope
Catalog Number: 0694933192
Format: CD
Total Time: 45:37:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's March 9, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

If you like rock on the noisy side, you'll flip over Sonic Youth, whose minimalistic songs often lead into avant-rock walls of feedback and electronic mayhem. This is fascinating, calculated mayhem, though, not just a bunch of punks throwing their instruments around the stage. In fact, Sonic Youth, who has been in the biz for a good long time, is considered by many rock pundits to be one of the most influential New York groups today. Their latest disc, Murray Street, features a good balance between songs and the aforementioned mayhem.

The Empty Page (4:20) / Disconnection Notice (6:24) / Rain On Tin (7:55) / Karen Revisited (11:10) / Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style (4:27) / Plastic Sun (2:14) / Sympathy For The Strawberry (9:07)

Thurston Moore - guitar, vocals
Lee Ranaldo - guitar, vocals
Kim Gordon - guitar, bass, vocals
Steve Shelley - drums
Jim O'Rourke - guitar
Donald Dietrich - horn
Jim Sauter - horn

Sonic Youth (1982)
Confusion Is Sex (1983)
Sonic Death (1984)
Bad Moon Rising (1985)
Evol (1986)
Sister (1987)
Daydream Nation (1988)
The Whitey Album (1989)
Goo (1990)
Dirty (1992)
Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star (1994)
Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love (1995)
Made In Usa (1995)
Washing Machine (1995)
A Thousand Leaves (1998)
SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century (1999)
Nyc Ghosts & Flowers (2000)
Murray Street (2002)
Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003)
Sonic Nurse (2004)
Hidros 3 (To Patti Smith) (2004)
Rather Ripped (2006)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: March 9th 2003
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

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Language: english


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