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A Thousand Leaves [VINYL]

Sonic Youth Vinyl
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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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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  • Vinyl (15 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Goofin
  • ASIN: B000006F3C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,571 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars is 2000 Leaves going to be this year's lp? 3 April 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I disagree w/ the other reviewer, this is a very enjoyable album, I played it yesterday, it is sort of quiet-ish generally, except The Ineffable Me which is Kim being hardcore as per usual. I got to see them live on that tour, it was good although they concentrated mostly on ATL & only about 3 songs from the rest of their career which a lot of the audience didn't appreciate but it was fine w/ me. Wildflower Soul & Hits of Sunshine are or should be anthems. Heather Angel, the last track is particularly stunning. Lee's 2 tunes here are sort of a lot less powerful than what he's done before but nice. Goes well w/ Washing Machine, SYR1-2. I hope it's not their last great album [SYR4 isn't worthy of the worship they usually create from their fans]....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF MY FAV SONIC ALBUMS 5 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
Well it's gotta be one of my fav sonic youth albums,its up there with daydream nation and nyc ghosts and flowers.It's a grower though,the more you play it the more it grows on you,It has beauty - sunday and a few really art'y tracks like Hoarfrost,hits of sunshine,Snare girl,and that great Heather angle.I think all those song were inspired to write the follow up album nyc ghost's and flowers.But then there is noise to - Female mechanic now on duty,My fav song FRENCH TICKLER,And that really weird/Kool song the ineffable me.
Overall a great album witch has a touch of everything.
ENDLESS LISTENING,
MORE GREAT MUSIC FROM THE MOST INFLUENCIAL AVANT GARDE/NOISE/UNDERGROUND BAND IN THE WORLD..
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4.0 out of 5 stars a great alternative record 29 Sep 2000
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Format:Vinyl
"A Thousand Leaves" is unbelievably Sonic Youth's fourteenth album and is as brilliant as their previous work, generally the album has a very hard sound, (with the beautiful ballads "Snare Girl" and "Hoarfrost", being notable exceptions) as is highlighted on all the tracks, generally the tracks are very long and guitar based such as the eleven minute epic "Hits Of Sunshine" a tribute to poet Allen Ginsburg, the undoubted highlight of the album is the track "Sunday" which starts off as a slow atmospheric rock song but builds into a cacophony of noise. The album is really a cacophony of noise and the band throw together many different sounds to achieve this. Other highlights this great album include the tracks "Female Mechanic Now On Duty", "Karen Koltrane", "Wildflower Soul" and "Heather Angel". Overall its a great "alternative rock" album as the album features a rock style that is different to anything else that out there and is really a mixture of rock styles as opposed to the straight up hard rock the bands like Nirvana and Metallica released during the nineties.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sonic youth+sunshine=1000 leaves 19 Sep 2001
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I like interesting, intelegent music. Sonic youth have evolved through from their avant-guard roots to what most people know them as, an alternative rock/grunge act inspiring bands like Nirvana. I'm not so sure that can be said about this album. "6 hits of sunshine" is a playground on which lee and thurston (guitarists) literaly play over kim gorden's bass. The sounds created are like no other...along with a voice that could calm a storm. "Karen's moving out, out into the sky,Karen trips on a cloud, sets down , the stars in her eyes". Then there are songs with kim singing too which I never really got."ineffable me" is more of the old sonic youth style-great but out of place among the others. to me it's an album about beautiful memories and visions-to be honest I think her's (apart from "contre le sexisme", which is a highlight) detract from the mood stuff like "Snare girl", "Sunday" and "Karen Koltrane" create. Don't let that put you off tough, you may love all of it...If you like alternative interesting music, try it. I know its really predictable to give a review 5/5 but just hear it.
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