Sonic Youth don't make rock music, they rip it apart, set it on fire, and rearrange the pieces as they see fit. This record is dirty. This record is gritty. This record is urban decay in musical form. Was it recorded with the state of the art equpiment? Far from it, and all the better. With all the feedback, dissonance (sp?), pounding, screaming, and beautiful noise, the poor production quality becomes an instrument in itself, adding to the atmosphere of the album.
Listen with an open mind, and you will quickly see your conceptions of music fall apart, and not one person I know has regretted this.
Tracks to look out for:
Freezer Burn, World Looks Red, Confusion is Next, Kill Yr Idols,and the allmighty Inhuman.
Listen at volume: 10.