Articles tagged sonic youth

An Artist in His Own Right: Nick Soulsby on Thurston Moore

This oral history seeks to course-correct one man's discography that's been overshadowed by that of his band, but it seems more intent to course-correct Moore's reputation.

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Spirit Music: A Conversation With Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore talks with PopMatters about age, experience, musical partnerships, and new album Rock n Roll Consciousness.

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Sonic Youth: Spinhead Sessions

This collection of unearthed sessions from the band's peak period finds them in a consciously arty headspace, pursuing moods and textures over songcraft.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s - Part 3 (60 - 41)

The third part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, including Sonic Youth, Primal Scream, Garbage, Pixies and more.

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Merzbow, Gustafsson, Pándi, Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper

A stunningly ferocious noise album from four masters of their craft.

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21 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

Thurston Moore: The Best Day

Thurston Moore's most ambitious solo album and possibly the best Sonic Youth-related release since 2004's Sonic Nurse.

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Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s

For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.

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12 Sep 2013 // 3:04 AM

Body/Head: Coming Apart

The first outing from the new project of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon finds her returning to her experimental roots and sounding fresher than ever before.

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David Markey & Heavy Friends: Volume Infinite

Thick Syrup does it again. Twenty years after the fact, they're releasing something mainstream America won't understand for another 20 years... by design.

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Texas Music Triumphs in the iTunes Era

Some music labels aim to score the next flavor of the week; others, like Saustex in Texas, buckle down and see seminal and compelling backyard styles.

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Counterbalance No. 72: Sonic Youth’s ‘Daydream Nation’

The 72nd most critically acclaimed album of all time comes running in on platform shoes with Marshall stacks to at least just give us a clue. Counterbalance gives a listen to Sonic Youth's 1988 indie game-changer.

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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8 Nov 2011 // 9:30 AM

20 Questions: Don Fleming

The famed songwriter/producer and Sonic Youth BFF sits down with PopMatters to wax philosophical on the Beatles, tell us what it's like going through Marty Robbins' record collection, and why he bears a characteristic resemblance to Shaft . . .

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20 Music Videos from the 1980s That Have Aged Well

In this second installment of Sound Affects' retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that have, remarkably, stood the test of time.

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The Year Alternative Went Massive and Defined a Decade

Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.

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Thurston Moore: Demolished Thoughts

Thurston sounds like Thurston, even when he's acoustic. He's just not nearly as interesting.

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Sonic Youth: SYR9: Simon Werner a Disparu

This surprisingly coherent, entirely instrumental soundtrack is a testament to the range and power of a veteran band that, despite what you may have heard, is only getting better.

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Cobra Killer: Uppers and Downers

Between the two extremes of Uppers and Downers the third choice of the happy medium would serve Cobra Killer much better.

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Grunge by Michael Lavine and Thurston Moore

Sub Pop's first lens on the grunge scene offers an early look at the signs of flannel to come, and the distinctive regional imprints on the sounds that followed punk.

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Twenty one years ago this week: Sonic Youth released Daydream Nation, which has come to be regarded as one of the best records of the ‘8

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