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The album is experimental but not pretentious, beautiful and thrilling, and it will be in your CD player for at least the next year. It is not as groundbreaking as Daydream Nation or their earlier albums, which makes just fall short of a classic for me; I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. But, nonetheless, it is amazing.
Anyway, what does the album sound like, you might ask? Well, if I say so myself, pretty great. My own personal experience indicated that this album requires an ear for detail and repeated listens to get into, so I recommend to any listeners that they give this album some time and attention before rendering a judgement one way or another. Based on what I've read, this album isn't as extravagant or adventurous as Sonic Youth's previous work, but that doesn't mean it's without its charm.
"Murray Street" as a whole has a rather trippy and melodic vibe; I could even go so far as to describe much of the material here as "laid-back," but not at all in a bad way. The musicianship here is very high-quality, but the band members clearly aren't out to beat you over the head with their chops; one reason this album took me a while was because the subtleties of the music were gradually revealed to me with each subsequent listen.Read more ›
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a lot of musical approaches to the music from clear pearl jam like jamming to acid flashbacking tracks like "disconnection notice"Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A quintessential Sonic Youth record. A good introduction for the uninitiated.Published 6 months ago by Michael W. Garland
Where do you start with Sonic Youth? Their discography is a huge, diverse, impenetrable mess. But here on Murray Street, they tie their most essential threads into one cohesive... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nathaniel FitzGerald
this is my favorite Sonic Youth record and I know I'm not alone.
everything comes together here,also the production,this album sounds clean and fresh. Read more
Typical is not a bad thing. While this album may not stand out compared to other albums, this is still a good album. Probably underrated... Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by John B.
Songs are expansive. The first three feature Moore, then Lee, and then some Kim. So much distortion it will blow your mind. Read morePublished on January 4, 2010 by J. Friday
The picture provided is for the release "A Thousand Leaves", not "Murray Street". How could they get that wrong if the cover of "Murray Street" is the street sign?Published on June 3, 2009 by David J. Balcer
the Youth channels Television on "Rain on Tin"
"Sympathy for the Strawberry" is one of the finest songs in their catalog.
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As someone relatively new to SY (I first learned about them through their recent release "Rather Ripped") I have been discovering their catalogue over the last year and never cease... Read morePublished on July 17, 2007 by maxwax