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    Sonic Youth: Kim Gordon (vocals, guitar, bass guitar); Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore (vocals, guitar); Steve Shelley (drums). Audio Mixer: John Agnello. Recording information: Bisquiteen, Amherst, MA (12/2005-02/2006); Echo Canyon, New York, NY (12/2005-...

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    Sonic Youth: Kim Gordon (vocals, guitar, bass guitar); Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore (vocals, guitar); Steve Shelley (drums). Audio Mixer: John Agnello. Recording information: Bisquiteen, Amherst, MA (12/2005-02/2006); Echo Canyon, New York, NY (12/2005-02/2006); Sear Sound, New York, NY (12/2005-02/2006). Photographer: Amanda de Cadenet. Sonic Youth's turn-of-the-century output has shown a marked focus on the more abstract aspects of the band's sound, as evidenced by, if nothing else, the prolific number of experimental releases on the band's SYR imprint, including the double-album tribute to avant-garde composers, GOODBYE 20TH CENTURY. And while to use the phrase "stylistic departure" is unbefitting of a band with such catholic tastes and influences, the straightforward pop element that marks 2006's RATHER RIPPED, the band's 14th proper studio album, is so pronounced and, to a certain extent, jarring, it's difficult not to focus in on it. From the Thin Lizzy-like twin-guitar interlude on "Incinerate" to the gentle lullaby melody of "Do You Believe in the Rapture" (arguably the loveliest song Sonic Youth has produced since "Diamond Sea") to Kim Gordon's newfound pop croon on the opener, "Reena," and "Turquoise Boy," the band hasn't made a record with this many fun, enjoyable tunes in years. Of course, accessible is a relative word when discussing Sonic Youth, and by no means has the band lost its edge. Even at its most poppy, Sonic Youth still twist and gnarl any rock troupe they encounter. But on RATHER RIPPED, the band that essentially created noise rock have once again placed the rock front and center.

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    Dimensions 5.4x4.8x0.4
    UPC 602498563731
    Runtime 51 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Sub Genre Post Rock
    Label Geffen Records
    Producer John Agnello; Sonic Youth; John Agnello
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Reena
    • 2. Incinerate
    • 3. Do You Believe in Rapture?
    • 4. Sleepin' Around
    • 5. What a Waste
    • 6. Jams Run Free
    • 7. Rats
    • 8. Turquoise Boy
    • 9. Lights Out
    • 10. Neutral, The
    • 11. Pink Stream
    • 12. Or
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Sonic Youth

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