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sonic youth the eternal

The Eternal is Sonic Youth’s 2009 celebration of newfound freedom. After many years signed to an ever precarious corporate label, the band has been liberated and is releasing this CD with their friends at Matador. Inspirations ran high in preparation for the recording. Abandoning the time tested routine of writing and rehearsing a cycle of songs in one time ... Read more in Amazon's Sonic Youth Store

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  • Audio CD (19 Jan 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Import
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00004T3XL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,314 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Free City Rhymes (Album Version) 7:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Renegade Princess (Album Version) 5:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Nevermind (What Was It Anyway) (Album Version) 5:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Small Flowers Crack Concrete (Album Version) 5:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Side2Side (Album Version) 3:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. StreamXSonik Subway (Album Version) 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. NYC Ghosts & Flowers (Album Version) 7:52£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lightnin' (Album Version) 3:50£0.79  Buy MP3 

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It's either a blessing or a shame that the risks Sonic Youth take don't really matter any more. No longer the groundbreakers or the train-spotters they've played in the past, they are now a band like any other. They play for the sheer joy of sound, the kinetics of experience. There's no other reason left to do it--which must be incredibly liberating, and more than a little sad. NYC Ghosts & Flowers is marked by the same yearning calm that defined its predecessor, A Thousand Leaves. The hooks are conspicuous in their absence, as if to say the battle may be over, and we're better off having lost. The notable exception to this brilliant game of implication is "Nevermind (What Was It Anyway?)", an obvious indictment of the decade-defining "alt-rock" phenomenon SY partially inspired. It's only fitting that this track sounds lost amid an album far too wrapped in its own interior explorations to bother stating the obvious. Sure, you could say that NYC Ghosts & Flowers is the group's best record since Daydream Nation--what's a new Sonic Youth album without such an assessment?--but to do so would deprive them of their greatest achievement. No longer fashionable or influential, Sonic Youth persist in the strength of their own passions. They matter to themselves. --Matt Hanks

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 July 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
At some point they meandered and then found a way to try and hold on to the innovation whilst the rest of the world caught up. Whilst the Swans went on to experiment with different textures, Sonic Youth toned it all down to fit into being nearly there without completely surrendering. Adrift between the Velvets cult and another indie thing.

Kim's vocals are the highlight on this record as it is more melancholic slowed down retrospective recollections rather than a straight ahead launch into the future. Still worth a listen to them create those tonal clashes only they can usher.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jeroen.eynikel@ping.be on 15 May 2000
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Two years after a thousand leaves, the sonics are back with this new record. In a way it goes where the previous record left off. The three guitars playing different riffs, composing together a beautiful wall of sound. There's more singing on this new one, and thurston and kim sometimes sing together.(renegade princess, small flowers crack concrete). Kim uses her normal singing style, thurston often uses a kind of spoken word vocal. The title track is sung by Lee and is and new highlight in their carreer.This record is very consistent as all the songs are great maybe except for lightning strikes (like contre le sexism). The only downside is the short length. BUY IT
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 May 2000
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Feels odd writing a review when I've only had this a week - I was amazed to find it had been two years since A Thousand Leaves came out, and I'm still just getting to know that record... This follows along similar lines, it's jazz-poetry for guitar. In a similar vein to Mogwai's Come on Die Young, but less restrained and minimalist, more intuitive. I like it.
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