Daydream Nation is just above everything else the band has done I think, so it's hard to say it's my favorite album of there's just because it's my most listened to... it's one of those once-in-a-lifetime, era-defining kinds of albums. One of the best collections of songs in rock history.
So with that said my personal favorite is probably Murray Street... I like jam bands, and I like punk rock, and so it's both pretty rare and pretty special when those opposite movements come together so nicely like they do on that album to make something cohesive.
"Tunic (Song For Karen)" is one my favorite songs of all time.
I liked that rank-your-Sonic-Youth albums thing that was going a while back... Washing Machine, Sister, and Sonic Nurse are probably what round out my top 5. I'm really partial to their contemporary period but I'm trying to get into the old stuff these days...
I've had a lot of trouble getting into their work from this decade. I don't know why.
On a complete side note... Anyone familiar with Asmus Tietchens? I'm having a super hard time with some of his stuff and feel like I don't have a leg to walk on when trying to make sense of his non-typical minimalist stuff.
I have been a little surprised by all the Murray Street love. That took me some time to get into. I have certainly warmed up to it but it's still behind (at least) Sister and Daydream Nation and Dirty.
2014 Collaborative Playlist on Spotify.
That's my favorite of the 00s by them... Probably...
WROTE PROPAGANDA SONGS!
Every so often, I rewatch this, because it's the best thing documented to film ever:
*based upon tedious fact checking.
If they somehow got Michael Gira to do the vocals, I would welcome a Joy Division reunion/tour/whatever.
Today I can rejoice!
ALBUM #4 IS ON THE WAY!
David Newfeld may or may not be involved, but either way, John McEntire is a genius so I trust that whatever he's doing will be interesting in the least. Onward and upward!
I'm fucking excited.
I officially hate Ryan Adams and his music.
how cool is st vincent? at least a few songs. actor out of work is awesome.
As much as I love Wolf Eyes, that's got to be the dullest representation of their live show possible, especially since it cuts off just when they reach what they're building towards.
have you guys tinkered w/ this yet?
essentially, create your own music by playing existing Youtube clips. very awesome. frankly, some of the pieces i've "composed" this morning deserve a 9.0-10.0 Pitchfork rating.
Is this a joke?
that's pretty damned funny."Is this supposed to be, like, an ironic Tom Waits for retards?" was the first question we asked ourselves as the first track of Rabbit Habits, "Mister Jung Stuffed," played. This guy sounds like he's constantly trying to clear his throat, but not in a totally awesome, Tom Waits way which takes years of gin consumption and cigarette addiction. No, lead singer Honus Honus (yeah.) decided to skip all the addictions and go for the voice anyway, and ends up sounding like a ridiculous parody. Good job. That's just about the only thing "experimental" on your whole album.