best Sonic Youth album of the '00s

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OK maybe a little early to really figure out where The Eternal belongs, but someone did a similar thread for nu-Dylan right after his album came out, and I've been wanting to do this poll for a while.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Murray Street (2002) 45
Sonic Nurse (2004) 32
Rather Ripped (2006) 27
The Eternal (2009) 9
NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000) 8


best of the badman log (some dude), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sonic Nurse and Rather Ripped are equally excellent, but I give SN the edge for "I Love You Golden Blue."

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

murray street for me (havent heard the eternal yet tho)

just sayin, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

easy choice of Rather Ripped for me

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

murray street>>>>>>sonic nurse>rather ripped>new york city ghosts & flowers>the eternal

have only spun the eternal a few times but def think it's SY weakest alb since experimental jet set, and possibly the most unattractive sounding rec they've ever made - a real letdown

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

see, i love the eternal because it reminds me of the randomness of EJST&NS (still one of my favourite SY albums), even down to the stunning Kim closer, played with the polished force of Dirty. as to this list, i can't choose... Sonic Nurse probably my least favourite of the lot, because it felt a little like squeezing out some more from the burst of inspiration that birthed Murray Street, where every other one of these albums seems to veer off in a new direction. Love the poppiness of Rather Ripped, love the epic jams of Murray Streey, lovelovelove the charring noiseout of NYCGAF's title track, and the rest of its mostly strong as well.

the style and grace of a greased rhinoceros in a bed bath & beyond (stevie), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

Murray Street
The Eternal
NYC Ghosts & Flowers
Sonic Nurse
Rather Ripped

But man, ranking these was hard. I pretty much adore all of these for different reasons.

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ooooh, good poll. I'd have to think about this one for awhile. They've had a great 2000s, far better than their 90s.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

some food 4 thought:

NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000)
104th in Pazz & Jop
3 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
2 1/2 stars from Allmusic
0.0 from Pitchfork

Murray Street (2002)
20th in Pazz & Jop
4 stars from Rolling Stone
4 stars from Allmusic
9.0 from Pitchfork

Sonic Nurse (2004)
37th in Pazz & Jop
3 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
4 stars from Allmusic
8.5 from Pitchfork

Rather Ripped (2006)
12th in Pazz & Jop
4 stars from Rolling Stone
4 stars from Allmusic
7.5 from Pitchfork

The Eternal (2009)
4 stars from Rolling Stone
4 stars from Allmusic
6.8 from Pitchfork

best of the badman log (some dude), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

murray street>>>>>>sonic nurse>rather ripped>new york city ghosts & flowers>the eternal

have only spun the eternal a few times but def think it's SY weakest alb since experimental jet set, and possibly the most unattractive sounding rec they've ever made - a real letdown

― Ward Fowler, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:18 AM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I agree w/ you on the rank of all these except The Eternal, which I've only listened to a couple times but already am pretty sure I like more than Rather Ripped (but then Experimental Jet Set is one of my favorites, go figure).

best of the badman log (some dude), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thats what I love about Sonic Youth, you can never really count on any kind of consensus.

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

I don't mind Murray Street at all (especially its brevity), but it sounds like a rough draft for its successors. At the time it was a return to the concision of Goo and Dirty, galvanized by ten years' worth of experiments.

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

murray street ftw

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Might be my fave SY album, period.

baaderonixx, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

thats what I love about Sonic Youth, you can never really count on any kind of consensus.

^^^^. A friend says they went downhill when Steve Shelley joined.

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

That person does too many drugs.

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

first half of Murray Street is perfect. Combine that with the best tracks from Sonic Nurse and you got yrself an album!

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

(i like the other 00s albums, but I think that stuff is my fave)

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

however, the Brakhage SYR release is awwwwwwesome

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

tylerw otm

best of the badman log (some dude), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nineties SY vs Oughties SY should be a good poll.

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

that would be a toughie. i need to revisit thousand leaves ... never really decided whether i liked it or not.

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

I love it – my favorite of the nineties albums – but in the wrong mood the contemplative and screechy parts don't gel.

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

This poll is a really hard one. But voted for Sonic Nurse., which has one of my favorite Lee Ranaldo-tunes, Paper Cup Exit. Also, Peace Attack has one of their better instrumental crescendos.

All in all I agree that the 00's were a much better SY-era than the 90's. They seemed really inspired.

Haven't heard The Eternal yet, but I'm willing to bet that I'm gonna like it.

Marty Innerlogic, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

I like SN and RR a lot, but possibly RR just pips it for being more concise and hooky.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

thousand leaves has some amazing moments, but is kind of dry and hard to love as a whole, i find.

the style and grace of a greased rhinoceros in a bed bath & beyond (stevie), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

Isn't that the story of lots of failed SY albums?

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is between Sonic Nurse and Rather Ripped for me. Am leaning toward the latter.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

A friend says they went downhill when Steve Shelley joined.

― Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:49 AM (17 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

That person does too many drugs.

― Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:51 AM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark

ha, guilty on both counts

I wouldn't say steve shelley caused them to go downhill (my favorite sy alb is EVOL after all) but the timing was right

鬼の手 (Edward III), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^ suggest ban

Bud Huxtable (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

nah they just became (or started becoming) a different band when shelly joined, that's all

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

unfortunately it was a band I didn't like

鬼の手 (Edward III), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

not for lack of trying either

can't count how many times I spun daydream nation and goo trying to figure out whether it was them or me

I finally decided things weren't going to work out between us

so the only album I've heard in this poll is rather ripped

鬼の手 (Edward III), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

you went back for a quickie, didn't you

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

murray street, hands down. havent heard the eternal yet though.

Michael B, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes! our original relationship was so hot I can't stay away

but as of late our trysts just leave me feeling used and unfulfilled

xp

鬼の手 (Edward III), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm with Edward here - they peaked on Bad Moon Rising, though Evol is so close it is hard to pick. Very slow decline for a few years, then the wheels fell off.

I've heard two of these '00s albums - NYC Ghosts & Flowers and Rather Ripped - and didn't find either remotely interesting.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

I remember when Sonic Youth used to be the most far out weird thing I listened too. This wasn't in the 00s.
It's probably me more than the band. Voted Sonic Nurse, without much conviction. I like them all.

Popture, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sonic Nurse is the best thing they've released in the past 20 years. All good albums to some degree, though.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sonic Nurse>>Murray Street>>>>>NYC Ghosts & Flowers>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Rather Ripped, which is why (along with "Sacred Trickster") I'm dragging my feet on hearing The Eternal.

da croupier, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 15:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rather Ripped is the first album where I really wondered why they fucking bother

da croupier, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah? i like Rather Ripped. Maybe a bit slight? But pretty enjoyable.

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

I like Rather Ripped less and less every year, and "Sacred Trickster" does nothing for me, but The Eternal is overall pretty solid and I'd reccomend it highly to someone that likes Sonic Nurse.

best of the badman log (some dude), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think on the Rather Ripped thread I called it Rather Tepid. Just seemed like they were going through the motions.

Strangely, I'd still see them live, as they've never failed to put on a good show. Just can't be bothered to follow their studio work.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

Weird, I think of Rather Ripped as kind of a pinnacle, taking the same basic formula of Sonic Nurse and whittling it down into these great three- or four-minute gems. The Eternal sounds more like a band going through the motions to me.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

MURRAY STREET, PEOPLE (that's what i voted, anyhow)

Beatrix Kiddo, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

with Rather Ripped a close second

Beatrix Kiddo, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost Too slight for me. I liked the direction they were going with O'Rourke, and without that groovier bottom and prettied up guitars you just had past-prime pros with shitty voices writing by-the-book "songs" as if that was ever what they were good at.

da croupier, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is all between Sonic Nurse and Murray Street, and it's not a easy pick. every track on MS really sticks out and has a way of its own, where SN is more this thick, sprawling monster all the way through.

can't say that i dislike Rather Ripped or The Eternal but it's still very remote to me that anyone would pick either of them here. then again, like said, that's part of the charm with this band

xp

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm not sure how their one album of the decade that actually sounds different from the others is "going through the motions." You might not like it but I think you have to recognize it as an attempt to shake things up a little.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Kevin is right except for his mistakenly switching his blurbs for Rather Ripped and The Eternal.

― My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:32 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

if you are saying The Eternal has a "sleepier second half" you are nuts, most of the best songs are toward the end!

curvy argentinian mistress (some dude), Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

I prefer the sequence from "Anti-Orgasm" to "What We Know."

My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

i've gotten closer and closer to wanting to change my vote from MS to SN since starting this thread

curvy argentinian mistress (some dude), Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyway for me "Malibu Gas Station" and "No Way" are the immediate winners from the new one, although the first is growing on me too

curvy argentinian mistress (some dude), Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Upthread somewhere I was talking about my dislike for what I'd heard of this era of SY, but that with multiple recommendations I'd give Murray Street a spin. After 4 or 5 listens, I have come to a decision - I really like it, with one giant caveat. I hate, hate, hate the mix. The songs are wonderful, but the vocals nearly ruin it. The songs drift in and out, instruments rising and falling in the mix, but their voices (except Lee's) just roar over top. As the vocals are, in my opinion, the worst part of any SY tune, it just ruins the effect. I think I'd rather hear live versions where the voices are less distinct.

Of course, this mixing problem I have goes back to at least Goo. I probably shouldn't say I'm a fan if I like roughly 5 years of a 25 year career.

Maybe I should just listen to the SYR releases. More up my alley.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Man, that Murray Street tour was great. They played most of the album when I saw them, and everything came across really well (their live sound is usually pretty great, though I am not a hardcore audiophile, so take my opinion as just that). Vocal mixes are often odd to me on a lot of records, as well, so I think I have learned to just adjust my listening somewhat.

grandavis, Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

I really dislike Washing Machine, and am comfortable saying so, but I don't want to replay it because I know I'll change my mind.

Plz to explain teh logic behind this 1?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 25 June 2009 15:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

No.

My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 June 2009 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Most SY albums since 1990 are at least okay (never heard EJTANS), so it wouldn't surprise me if I relistened to WM and thought it was more than that.

My name is Kenny! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 June 2009 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah I understand what Alfred is talking about completely...in my mind WM is one of their lesser records and there are a few songs I dislike, or at least dislike the idea/memory of, but when I actually put it on it's very listenable. Same goes for most of the SY albums I wouldn't rate very highly.

curvy argentinian mistress (some dude), Thursday, 25 June 2009 15:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Murray Street - Great record until Lee shouts "Karen!"...

It's a shout-out to Len's "Steal My Sunshine"

Hideous Lump, Friday, 26 June 2009 02:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Re-listened to NYC Ghosts and Flowers today for the first time in years and it's even more of a pile of shit than I remembered. Otherwise, the band has been utterly fantastic this decade- I guess I'll vote for Murray Street but it's really a coin toss.

ColinO, Friday, 26 June 2009 06:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Most SY albums since 1990 are at least okay (never heard EJTANS)

it's the best! the songs are short and striking, really wild but not too noisy. the noise is used actually pretty differently than in their other stuff, really going for contrast and jarring transitions rather than texture or throbbing weirdness. lee had quit the band for the album, and while usually that would suck thurston and kim just wrote way better songs than they usually do and it totally makes up for it. it's the most "punk" SY album i've heard and definitely one of my favourites.

samosa gibreel, Friday, 26 June 2009 07:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Re-listened to NYC Ghosts and Flowers today for the first time in years and it's even more of a pile of shit than I remembered.

yeah I did not dig this when it came out

Murray Street got my vote ... then Rather Ripped ... then Sonic Nurse ...

dmr, Friday, 26 June 2009 21:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

while i'd like to say samosa's post is OTM and we should totally continue discussing Jet Set more when i do the 90s thread after this one, i should point out that this

lee had quit the band for the album

is rong, i'm pretty sure. afaik, he quit briefly during the making of Dirty because of "Genetic" being cut from the album, but was back to tour that album and record the next one -- just happens that he doesn't sing on any songs on Jet Set. he's credited in the liner notes and there are photos of him all in it, etc.

some dude, Friday, 26 June 2009 22:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

cool! i'm glad to hear it, and yeah lee's absense wouldn't make much sense since there are obviously two guitars and the guitar parts fucking kiiiilll.

samosa gibreel, Friday, 26 June 2009 23:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Experimental Jet Set is a biiiig favorite of mine. Yes, their "punkiest"--their version of lo-fi bedroom pop. "Screaming Skull" is a particular fave: love the full-on Rolling Stones groove they get into at the end. Also love "Androgynous Mind" and "Bull in the Heather" and "Skink."

Matos W.K., Saturday, 27 June 2009 09:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i love y'all and all but NYC G&F is the best of SY's 00s albums by about a thousand miles? it might even be their best album? what is with you people.

la belle dame sans serif (c sharp major), Saturday, 27 June 2009 10:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

um..who said that?

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 27 June 2009 11:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

i always find the criticisms of NYC G&F a little baffling: there's no songs and some of it sounds a bit embarrassing — they never wrote good 'songs' & they're always embarrassing

like, the chorus to anti-orgasm is the campest thing on record this year surely

thomp, Saturday, 27 June 2009 12:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

The thing about NYC G&F is that besides containing an amazing opening track, it's at least sonically (ha) interesting all the way through. The others in this poll are awfully forgettable. So it's not that I exactly love G&F, but it's the one I keep listening to with interest. The others make ok background and that's about it.

Also, production on G&F is radically better than the others, probably due to extra band member.

dlp9001, Saturday, 27 June 2009 21:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Most SY albums since 1990 are at least okay (never heard EJTANS), so it wouldn't surprise me if I relistened to WM and thought it was more than that.

No no, I get that. What I don't get is why you'd avoid listening to it if you think it'll be better than you presently recall it to be.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Sunday, 28 June 2009 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 29 June 2009 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

really curious to see how many votes the (probable) bottom 2, NYC Ghosts and The Eternal, get.

still crazy after all deeznuts (some dude), Tuesday, 30 June 2009 00:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 30 June 2009 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Still don't get the Sonic Nurse love, but whatevs.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 June 2009 23:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

man, "New Hampshire"! "I Love You Golden Blue"! "Unmade Bed"! "Dripping Dream"! it's a great album.

totally happy w/ these results, although i'd like to think that in time The Eternal will be thought of as better than Rather Ripped.

big bank cank (some dude), Tuesday, 30 June 2009 23:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

This poll got way more voters in general than most. no surprise I guess, but still.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 30 June 2009 23:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

I thought I wld be the lone NYC ghosts voter.

kind-hearted, sensitive keytar player (Abbott), Wednesday, 1 July 2009 03:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

i had a feeling it would have a decent lil voting bloc, especially since it's kind of counterprogramming to put it up against the 4 albums after it

some dude, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 03:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

results more or less otm

Beatrix Kiddo, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 12:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

i voted for nycbff. i'm not sure i stand by my reasons tho.

thomp, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 13:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is kinda interesting commentary about these albums:
http://music.newcity.com/2009/06/23/preview-sonic-youthvic-theatre/

jdchurchill, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 19:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Some could argue that shortly after 1992’s fantastic “Dirty” the band consistently churned out mediocre work, until 2000’s “NYC Ghosts & Flowers,” which was just bad. The following “Murray Street” and “Sonic Nurse” saw the band in mediocre territory again, and then “Rather Ripped” sparked them back into contemporary relevancy.

I don't think "interesting" is the word I'd use to describe this commentary.

da croupier, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 19:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

The "mediocre" rating for Murray Street aside, I agree with that statement pretty much.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 19:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Even if you agree, "they were great and then they were mediocre and then they were bad and then they were mediocre and now they're great again" is about as far from "interesting" as commentary gets.

da croupier, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 19:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, and "contemporary relevancy" .... ZZZZZzzzzz

tylerw, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 19:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

How can The Eternal be a "return to form" if Rather Ripped had already "sparked them back into contemporary relevancy"?

great gabbneb's ghost (jaymc), Wednesday, 1 July 2009 19:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha! you guys are interested . . .
btw they rocked the shit at the vic last sunday night
rather ripped a silver rocket!
and played my favorite part of daydream nation: the sprawl > 'cross the breeze

jdchurchill, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 19:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

damn! reverse the order maybe? voted for NYCG&F--their most gorgeous work ever, sonically speaking--just to spite pitchfork, basically. but pretty much love 'em all to one degree or another. i really dig Lee's "bad" beat poetry, even. and wtf, Kevin, the Karen songs are the highlight's of the respective albums they're each sandwiched amidst.

Bad Moon Rising is their worst ever, fwiw.

Ioannis, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

waht

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah yeah yeah, i know. but "DV '69" aside i don't really get that one. Walls Have Ears smokes both Bad Moon Rising and Evol, imho.

Ioannis, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

There is a great version of Death Valley '69 on Walls Have Ears, yeah.

But Brave Men Run, I Love Her All The Time... no?

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

they're ok but nothing revelatory. i much prefer the "Flower"/"Halloween" 12" myself.

Ioannis, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

there are 3 songs on bad moon rising: side A, 3/4 of side B, and "death valley 69"

the first 2 songs are awesome

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

but thanks for yr challops, ioannis

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I love "Brave Men Run" and the bonus tracks, and "Death Valley" is a lot of fun live, but yeah Bad Moon is way down among my 2 or 3 least fave SY albums. But then, I'm not a huge fan of the pre-Shelly stuff and my favorite release from that era is Sonic Death.

swag me to hell (some dude), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

and wtf, Kevin, the Karen songs are the highlight's of the respective albums they're each sandwiched amidst.

Well, I agree with you on "Karen Koltrane."

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

but thanks for yr challops, ioannis

no problem.

Ioannis, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 19:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

murray street: 7 songs, half epics, jim o'rourke

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