Trees Outside The Academy

This is only Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore’s second proper solo outing. Recorded in

J Mascis’ home studio and sprinkled with guitar parts from the Dinosaur Jr man, the album allows acoustic guitar to be the rule more than the exception. And the sublime melodies on ‘Never Day’ and ‘Honest James’ shine. Naturally, you can’t take the boy out of art-school. HP