Sonic Youth - Murray Street

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Album Review

Release date: 10 June 2002

Sonic Youth - Murray Street

Sonic Youth : Murray Street

...pretty and rather ineffectual halfway-house of an album...

The omens are not good. Described as an "operetta of place", involving such punk rock instruments as the dilruba and sarangi, and featuring, for the first time in a fully collaborative role, Jim O'Rourke - who splits his time between off-kilter pop genius and head-wrecking electronica - 'Murray Street' (part of a trilogy exploring Lower Manhattan's cultural...

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  • Jun 14, 2002

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Sonic Youth - Murray Street: Wikipedia Album Entry

Murray Street is a 2002 album by Sonic Youth. It was the first album by the group to feature Jim O'Rourke as an official fifth member.

Members of noise improv group Borbetomagus appear on "Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style." One of the young girls on the album's cover is Coco Hayley Gordon Moore, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon's daughter.

The back cover features a photograph of an office building on the west corner of Murray Street and W Broadway near Ground Zero in Manhattan. The address is 75 Park Place. Sonic Youth's studio between 1996 and 2006 was called Echo Canyon and it was located on Murray Street.

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