Reviews // 18 Articles
Blogs // 12 Articles
Media // 7 Articles
The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 5: 20 - 1
1 Oct 2015 // 9:02 PM
Songs of anxiety, paranoia, freak-outs, chilling verses, feverish desire, harrowing lyrics -- they all make for damn good music.
In My Own Space: A Conversation with Lee Ranaldo
27 Mar 2012 // 6:00 PM
After over 30 years of creating beautiful noise with Sonic Youth, Ranaldo turns his focus inward and gives us a surprisingly straight up rock record. Here, the legendary indie rock guitarist discusses the interplay in his music between experimentation and accessibility, improvisation and structure, and mainstream acceptance versus the purity of the underground.
Merzbow, Gustafsson, Pándi, Moore: Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper
21 Apr 2015 // 9:04 PM
A stunningly ferocious noise album from four masters of their craft.
Sonic Youth: SYR9: Simon Werner a Disparu
16 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM
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.
Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s
27 Aug 2014 // 4:24 AM
For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.
Counterbalance No. 72: Sonic Youth’s 'Daydream Nation'
9 Mar 2012 // 12:00 AM
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.