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  • Audio CD (5 Jun. 2006)
  • Special Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Special Edition
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000FA55QO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,662 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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It is 2006 and Sonic Youth have a brand new album titled 'RATHER RIPPED'!

Rather Ripped is the twentieth Sonic Youth long player since they were birthed in 1981 in downtown New York City. For 25 years they have released such classic monster pieces as Daydream Nation, Goo, Dirty, Washing Machine, Murray Street, and Sonic Nurse. All supremo killers in any discerning freak lovers record collection. Recorded in the waning hours of 2005 into the dawn sunshine of 2006, Rather Ripped exhibits Sonic Youth in positive vibration mode. 12 songs of forward motion and harmonic/melodic surprise. Vocals are shared by the frontline of Thurston, Kim and Lee with Steve groove-glueing the rhythms into rock ‘n’ roll infection. This is a straight-up Sonic Youth field on fire, with a compact potency of rock ‘n’ roll enlightenment.

Rather Ripped is out 5th June and includes an exclusive UK Bonus track.

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Sonic Youth return with another excellent album. This time with out 5th member Jim O'Rourke. One this new album sonic youth effortlessly combine the mellow laid back aspect of Murray Street with the driving force of Experimental Jetset Trash and No star. The band truly excel on the albums 4th track sleeping around. The track explodes into life with classic sonic youth feed back and bursts into an amazing solo half wat through the song. Overall this is one of Sonic Youths greatest albums and is a must have for fans old and new.
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Sonic Youth return to a more 'garage rock' and more 'traditional' song form after their last five albums or so since 'Experimental Jet Set...' back in 94. Have to say that this is a very much welcome return too, doing what they do best, it has some great guitar hooks and noises as on tracks like Rats and Sleepin' around. Either, if you have listened to this band for the last 25 years or so, or, just want an 'ideal introduction' to the band now, then get this CD, you will love it.
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So, with pretty much 25 years under their belts, Sonic Youth return with their upteenth album Rather Ripped, and this reviewer is happy to annouce it's another triumph from the band. As you may have heard, Rather Ripped is made up of a lot more shorter cuts than the band have put out for some time (2004's outstanding Sonic Nurse had only one track under 4 minutes), but the general feeling laid down on that album and 2002's Murray Street continues here untarnished. Yes, the band are more easy going these days, with less moves toward deconstructed noise, but they've rarely sounded so tight. This is the sound of a band with nothing left to prove to anyone, just letting go and doing their thing, and doing it well.

The new material may be their most conformist for a while, what with there being hooks and choruses from time to time, but there is still that bite. This is no M.O.R picnic. Highlights are too many to count and order here. Give it a few listens and you'll be sold. Only the 'UK bonus tracks' feel a little out of step with the rest of the work here, but even then nothing to detract from the album as a whole.

As for whether it's a classic or not, whether it measures up to the limitless nostalgia hoisted upon Daydream Nation, that's really irrelevant. As a listener who enjoys most of their later work as much and often more than their late 80s ventures, Rather Ripped is another excellent addition to a growing number of Sonic Youth releases taking up my CD racks.
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always known of the band, never listened to anything and then I stumble upon this ? So glad I did.

A great Album, nothing to throw away although some songs stand out like 'do you believe in rapture' 'rats' and of course 'reena'. They sound like some 'The Cure' who wouldn't have lost its thunder. The tunes are haunting, and I find myself listening to the whole thing almost unwittingly.

There is a dreamlike substance to some of the tunes but it's no new age music and each song as a limpid quality that just goes to the soul.

I have no idea (will sure find out) how they sounded before, but this feels like some slowly refined strong spirit to me. Luxurious and rare.

The production is amazing, makes me hope their Paris gig in Decemnber won't be a let down. Sure it won't. Simplicity is written all over it.
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For a band now past its 25th year, the name Sonic Youth does look increasingly ironic. However, the remarkable thing about Rather Ripped, their 21st album, is that it is their best one since A Thousand Leaves, almost a decade ago. Some purists will probably have a whinge about the style of the new album, but the band has succeeded in producing a record of almost completely accessible rock music, without losing their signature motifs of edgey melodies, songs about twisted relationships, and plenty of amp dissonance. Another way of looking at it is to say that this is the band's most mature work to date. What's more, it will have you on your feet rocking to it, which is not that common a feature of Sonic Youth's music over the years!

The melodies are laid down by Moore and Ranaldo in a thick, brisk, yet almost dreamy fashion, with a consistency that can make one track blur into the next. However, one way in which this is prevented from happening is that Gordon and Ranaldo (on "Rats", which he also composed) take a greater share of the vocals than on other recent albums.

Indeed, the album opens with Gordon almost immediately softly singing the line "You keep me coming home again", a love song that can only be written from years of being with the same person. This song really gets you in the mood for the album, building up to a very fast rythym halfway through, before swooping back down into Gordon's vocals once more.

The next song is "Incinerate", which begins with the line "I ripped your heart out from your chest / Replaced it with a grenade blast". I have seen one review that described this dismissively as being like high school poetry. As an aside, if that's what's getting graded in US high schools, then no wonder metal detectors are needed on the way in.
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