Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thurston Moore: Trees Outside The Academy

A new album this time, and what album: no less than Sonic Youth's main man's solo. And not only "Trees outside the academy" is excellent, but it is also a non free-form music album, i.e. all tracks in it are proper songs (verse-chorus, etc), and -even more surprisingly perhaps- Thurston Moore has gone acoustic to play them. Definitely a good moment for the SY fans: first "Rather ripped" (which got us back good old sonic riffs and songs) and now Moore's solo, an album full of turns, of surprising moments, in a few words a very fine pop record, one that never allows you to see its direction, to see what's coming next. And never let you down.

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Trees outside...reviewed @ Pitchfork
Trees +Q & A @ Uncut
Sonic Youth @ Wiki

Trees outside the academy

Friday, September 07, 2007

The Go-Betweens: Ep's and Singles

I had been looking for these songs for a long time, and now that I have found them I'm glad to share them: it's the Go-Betweens' B-Sides to their 2000-years Singles (and the Worlds Apart EP), a quite hard to find treasure (plus the 7'' edit to Finding You and as some kind of bonus track a Suicide At Home live in Munich in 1999).
Rather obvious that I can't wait for Robert Forster to start working on their last LP (though I find it hard to believe there might be a new Go-Betweens album without McLennan's voice in it...)

EP's and Singles (new: Massmirror link)