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<STRONG>Am I the only one who liked the last Sonic Youth album??
I don’t think it was that bad, and I specially liked NEVERMIND, RENEGADE PRINCESS and NYC GHOSTS AND FLOWERS.
Maybe it wasn’t as good as A THOUSAND LEAVES, but you got to admit that it’s the perfect soundtrack for the worst and darkest nightmare.
I really like NYC ghosts and flowers too. Sure, it’s not intense in the same rollercoaster kinda way as Daydream Nation, but there’s sorta a loose intensity to it that I dig. All tunes are good in my opinion, but I’d have to say that my least fav ones are the ones Kim sings on (sorry Kim!), namely Nevermind (what was it anyway) and Side2side. They just dun do much for me in comparison to earlier stuff of hers.
Anyways, the ending of Lee’s nyc ghost & flowers is just a muthafuckin orgasm of groaning noise, and when Thurston reads the last lines of Small flowers crack concrete, including "plastic saxophones bleat, bleed for nothing, nada", he’s just too kool to be of this world. Call it poetry if u want, but I love it.
Oh, and it’s true, they had a whole friggin truck of guitar gear stolen b4 recording the album, said in an interview that they had to start over sorta like a new band, which they felt was both a blessing and a curse.