It truly is one of a kind and I think it is put down a lot because of when it was released. In , Sonic Youth weren't popular in the mainstream anymore and they didn't really care. Nu metal, commercial rap, boy bands and bubblegum pop princesses were taking over at that point so this was widely panned at the time and I think if more people relistened to it in , they would find that it is a diamond in the rough no pun intended with "The Diamond Sea". In fact, I bet if this were released now and they had never broken up, this would be hailed as a masterpiece return to form.
For newcomers though, don't start here, it will turn you off I will admit. Longtime fans, give this one a chance and I think you'll be glad you did. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. Report abuse. Pero como todo en Sonic Youth, se trata de adentrarse en su particular mundo de excesos sonoros y lo que se confunde con excentricidad se convierte en genialidad.
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Track Listing. Free City Rhymes. Good review though, really. I just happen to love the album! It is ever so uninteresting how certain anthropo-entities endeavour to comment upon the album 'NYC Ghosts and Flowers' without previously recognising subtleties that are omnipresent on the album itself. It is not a matter of liking or disliking, but of appreciating here used in the sense of 'understanding'. If something is so delicate as to appear almost diaphanous it doesn't mean it exists not.
This isn't so bad, kind of boring though. Dissapointment is nothing new, really. I was always hopeful that Chinese food would be some wonderous form of culinary heaven, but instead it ended up leaving some of the worst tastes possible on my young little tongue. But everyone sets themselves up for dissapointment, whether or not you know it.
And yes, I'm going to attempt to stretch at this somewhat pointless introduction as far as I can to occupy space in this review. So, imagine how dissapointed you would be if you came across a Sonic Youth album that's probably some of the most fatty, unhealthy stuff you've ever tasted. Would you like it? Alas, a tragedy struck Sonic youth on July 3rd of a large amount of customized, nearly irreplacable guitars, basses, amplifiers, and effects pedals were stolen with a Ryder truck of theirs.
The truck was found empty a few days later, thus forcing the band to borrow and purchase a new set of equipment to use for following shows and so on. When back in the studio, Sonic Youth decided to go back to their older studio equipment that they had not taken with them. However, where that album is freely experimental and greatly influenced by the avant-garde composers of the past such as John Cage, the former tends to be a self-conscious attempt at recreating the ambiguity of beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg, in the music and in the songwriting.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. DPReview Digital Photography. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Deals and Shenanigans.NYC Ghosts & Flowers is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Sonic Youth, released on May 16, by DGC Records. The highly experimental album is considered to be a reaction to the theft of the band's instruments in July , when several irreplaceable guitars and effects pedals were stolen. NYC Ghosts & Flowers was the first album since Bad Moon Rising in which the band used .