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.