Friday, January 16, 2015

Album Review: The Best Day by Thurston Moore

I liked Sonic Youth up to a point. I liked their experimental stuff, but mostly when it was short and sweet and revolving around what was at the heart a pop song. Think a song like "Catholic Block" on Sister.

This album from Thurston Moore definitely makes one think of his days in Sonic Youth.  The album is made up of what are essentially hook heavy pop songs that are wrapped in Moore's wonderful guitar play and his slightly off center presentation.  Where I run into problems with the album is that he's moving completely away from the punk idea of keeping it quick and fast and delving deeper into these songs.  For me that's not really what I like about Moore.  For me that gets a little boring.  My guess is I'm on the outside looking in on this one, but that's where I find myself.

A good album for this time of year if you like Moore's solo stuff and you like Sonic Youth I would definitely recommend checking this one out.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

1 comment:

  1. I have a request. Would you please consider putting the video and clips string at the top of your reviews, before your text? I like to look and listen to those first so that I have some context against which to read your review and rating. If I happen to see the number of stars first, before listening to the songs, my opinion is already shaped. Just a thought.

    Also, a special request for ESPN Classic: Please quit putting the final scores in the guide descriptions for games where you are going to show the full broadcast. I like to not know how they're going to come out.