Sonic Youth - Goodbye 20th Century
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Release date: 21 November 2006
Goodbye 20th century and goodbye career, sadly, one suspects. Nowadays, [a]Sonic Youth[/a] are more alluded to than listened to...
Goodbye 20th century and goodbye career, sadly, one suspects. Nowadays, Sonic Youth are more alluded to than listened to and it's unlikely that this collection of interpretations of works by composers ranging from John Cage to Cornelius Cardew will reinflame their popularity. Which is a shame because Sonic Youth haven't diminished in quality and this album is an artistically,...
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Sonic Youth - Goodbye 20th Century: Wikipedia Album Entry
One of the most controversial album of Sonic Youth, many people takes it as a joke. This release on double LP and double CD is the fourth musical selection elected for the SYR recordings, the opening on Edges sounds like a kind of psychic and hypnotic melodies, even if the sound of Sonic Youth had always been edgy with mysterious lyrics, this album specially reveals a kind of full free improvisational forms countained and expressed throught avant guardist musician such as John Cage and many contemporary Yoko Ono, Georges Macuinas, Steve Reich and many other of the contemporary academy, this is not everybody cup of tea, but at the end of 1999 this album Goodby Twenty Century shows a very bizarre and mostly radical form of music. This album could be viewed as one o the better effort of SY throught release of very special very experimental associative and dissociative psychic music.
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