Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

More Options
Demolished Thoughts
 
See larger image
 

Demolished Thoughts

23 May 2011 | Format: MP3

£7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £10.35 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sąrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
5:16
30
2
4:02
30
3
4:10
30
4
5:07
30
5
6:56
30
6
5:43
30
7
4:02
30
8
6:39
30
9
4:52
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.co.uk (UK).
  

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 May 2011
  • Release Date: 23 May 2011
  • Label: Matador
  • Copyright: 2011 Matador Records Limited
  • Total Length: 46:47
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004ZI3WJO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,370 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alastair Dougall on 24 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
Subtlety and delicacy may not be the first words that spring to mind when considering Sonic Youth [although their music can be both], but here the band's Thurston Moore has unleashed the inner folkie that may have been there all along. The feel is reminiscent of one of Neil Young's gentler recordings such as Comes a Time, with Moore's pleasant, husky voice and open-tuned acoustic guitar supported with beguiling touches of violin and harp. Producer Beck has taken a lot of care with the production, which as others have mentioned, has touches of his own Sea Change record. The best actual song strikes me as the first one, Benediction, whose melody starts out like a routine Neil Young strummer but then veers intriguingly and beautifully upwards in the chorus. However, as with much of Sonic Youth's output, its the yearning instrumental passages that mark this record as exceptional. A quietly uplifting album.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD
The sleeve notes show Moore hunched over his Fender in a dank basement sparsely decorated with posters for noise bands, yet this album is more Nick Drake than Black Flag and the guitars are strictly acoustic throughout. The first couple of tracks on the album are quite subdued - Nick Drake (especially "Place To Be" & "Which Will") being the obvious reference point, along with Smashing Pumpkins in their more delicate moments - and only really takes off with "Circulation", for me the first highlight of the album, with its Echo & The Bunnymen feel (comparisons with "Nocturnal Me" for instance), followed by "Blood Never Lies", the centrepiece of the album with echoes of Meddle-era Pink Floyd (specifically, "A Pillow of Winds" and "Fearless").

There are of course the obvious comparisons - both positive and negative - with Moore's Sonic Youth output, in particular "Illuminine", which could be an acoustic take on a half-remembered track from Daydream Nation, and "Orchard Street", whose vocal reminds me a little of the Dirty album's "Wish Fulfillment", albeit less catchy and lacking some sense of urgency, at least until it goes a bit "A Day In The Life" towards the end.

The second half of the album leaves less of an impression, although "Mina Loy" is a beautiful song, reminding me again of Echo & The Bunnymen (this time "Pictures on my Wall"), but the strongest song on the album is followed by the weakest, "Space", with its strung-out galaxy-travelling theme done much better by the likes of Flaming Lips. But all in all this doesn't really detract from a fine album, whose 46 minutes cruise by and leave this listener wanting more.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Moreland on 28 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
Nearly unqualified recommendation! Admittedly I'm a huge Sonic Youth fan and bought Thurston Moore's acoustic album Demolished Thoughts largely because of this. However this is a very good and cool album, irrespective of who recorded it. And only Sonic Youth like in its refusal to follow form! This is a comparatively relaxed album but still tilts at issues. I guess Thurston's voice isn't to all tastes but I think it's one of the album's strengths. I do think the folkie tags are overdone; if we have to use labels I'd call this 'acoustic arthouse'. This is an artful and sophisticated record without seeming to try.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By J. Casey on 19 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Thurston has made a cracking record here. It has some sublime acoustic guitar work interlaced with beautiful string arrangements with subtle vocals, yet incisive lyrics. Beck has done a great job on the production too.
It's a bit of a departure from Sonic Youth material, and even his previous solo work, as most experimentalism and fuzz has been totally removed. Much purer, and much more pop, this is a brilliant (albeit slightly 'samey') album that you all should own!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tell It Like It Is VINE VOICE on 25 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
Well, i suppose my title gives away my review. I eagerly bought this CD as a life long Sonic Youth fan, I looked forward to an acoustic venture and it starts of enjoyable, but after track 3 drifts off into an indifferent backdrop. Frankly, the acoustic sounds show up Thurston Moore's indifferent vocal talents, which I can hardly believe I would admit to. Plus, the arrangements become increasingly uninspired, and it ends up just plain dull, I am pained to admit. Give it a miss.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category