Sister, EVOL, and Bad moon rising, Daydream nation and most of Goo. Bad moon rising is my fave, followed closely by Sister. Anyway, my motivation to start this little thread tonight was to spread the greatness of Accelerator.It really rips the arse out of nearly everything rock related that came after. Lightning bolt have the sound, but no songs/structure. Animal collective have imagination, but no soul (and terrible mixing of the end result). Dirty projectors have the ideas but sound like a Steve Albini recorded puritan family choir. Since 27th April 1998 no one has released a better rock album than Accelerator.Posted 8 years agoThe BeardMember
I dig Accelerator, it rocks. Royal Trux were cool. The wife hates them, which makes it all the more fun!
I still think Sonic Youth make good records by the way – I loved Sonic Nurse, Rather Ripped is brilliant, as is Murray Street and I have to say I'm really into The Eternal at the moment. They still rock out live. Saw Thurston Moore last year when he released (or was it the year before??) Trees Outside The Academy. It was the loudest semi-acoustic gig I've ever been to…Posted 8 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Used to like Royal Trux a lot, but not listened to them in ages – easily one of the best bands of that time. Need to get them back in rotation. Rate Thank You as the best, but Accelerator is mighty strong too. Sweet sixteen as well, but a bit patchy IIRC. Saw them play at the 100 club in London on the Thank You tour – they were in awesome form, played flat out, but it was a bit of a poncified crowd.
Sonic Youth's daydream nation is on a different level, though. That really is one for the history books. Not heard a rock record that ambitious in 20 years. Thought the Mars Volta were going to come close but it all turned into jazz-prog-fusion bollox. Speaking of the Volta – a stronger rock album than Accelerator is Relationship of Command, IMHO. Interested to see it scraping into a few of these lame 'best album of the decade' lists, came out in 2000 or thereabouts.Posted 8 years agochakapingSubscriber
Are Sonic Youth cool again yet?
They never stopped being cool, did they?
Sonic Youth T shirts (Goo) are already being worn by fashiony types who probably couldn't name one of their songs.
I may check the Royal Trux album out. They're not grunge though are they? I was always more of a shoegazer.Posted 8 years ago
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