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Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo Share Lockdown, Shelter in Place, Protest Gems

One of the pleasures of human culture is that, as a combined stream of millions of individuals' efforts in this current moment, and millions of people's inputs across time stretching back thousands of years, no single person will ever have seen or heard it all.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2017: Day One

Creative musical talents, nice weather, and friendly people combined with long, long lines, some minor technical issues, and a few lackluster performances.

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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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Cassette Fever in the Age of Bandcamp

The cassette tape is a miniature monument to a lost age of music; a small casket in which to hide memories and last hopes.

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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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Chelsea Light Moving: Chelsea Light Moving

On his first album with his new band, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore decides to rock as only he can.

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Yoko Ono / Kim Gordon / Thurston Moore: YokoKimThurston

YokoKimThurston is sometimes interesting, but mostly makes you think, "why was I so excited to hear this?"

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Benediction: On Thurston Moore’s 'Demolished Thoughts'

Although Demolished Thoughts was released before the announcement of the breakup of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, it is unavoidably a document of this personal and professional transition.

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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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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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White Out with Jim O'Rourke and Thurston Moore: Senso

Senso from White Out and friends is out. Real out, man.

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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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The Entrance Band: The Entrance Band

Guy Blakeslee can reach into kitschy territory, but with this massive power trio, there is potential for success without compromising artistic integrity.

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Sonic Youth: The Eternal

It's official: Sonic Youth’s Geffen days are behind them. So, too, it seems, are the pop flirtations that developed with them.

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Thurston Moore + Little Claw + Eat Skull

Thurston Moore revisits his 1995 solo album Psychic Hearts with Steve Shelley, Chris Brokaw, and a bass player called Mutilator along for the ride.

Jennifer Kelly
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Punk House by Abby Banks, Timothy Findlen

Punk House: Interiors in Anarchy shows the homes of free spirits whose concept of decor has nothing to do with Trading Spaces and everything to do with the purest possible forms of personal expression.

Raymond Cummings
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Sonic Youth: Sonic Youth

Three reminders of the multiple ways that Sonic Youth has played around with popular music over the last 25 years.


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