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Tuesday, October 21 2014

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.


Wednesday, August 27 2014

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.


Thursday, September 12 2013

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.


Thursday, July 25 2013

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.


Monday, June 11 2012

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.


Thursday, December 8 2011

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.


Tuesday, November 8 2011

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 . . .


Thursday, October 6 2011

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.


Thursday, September 29 2011

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.


Wednesday, May 25 2011

Thurston Moore: Demolished Thoughts

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


Cobra Killer: Uppers and Downers (Reviews) [30.Mar.10]
Sonic Youth: The Eternal (Reviews) [7.Jun.09]
Sonic Youth - The Eternal (stream) (Mixed Media) [3.Jun.09]
Sonic Youth: Preparing for Eternal (Sound Affects) [10.Mar.09]
Sonic Youth: Hits Are for Squares (Reviews) [16.Jul.08]
Various Artists: This is Next (Capsule Reviews) [30.Sep.07]
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (Reviews) [11.Jun.07]
Sonic Youth: The Destroyed Room (Reviews) [17.Dec.06]
Sonic Youth (Reviews) [13.Jun.06]
Sonic Youth: Rather Ripped (Reviews) [8.Jun.06]
Sonic Youth: Sonic Youth (Reviews) [5.Apr.06]
Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse (Reviews) [24.Jun.04]
Sonic Youth: Murray Street (Reviews) [24.Jul.02]
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