This reissue of the classic alterna-rock album from one of the genre's best bands is hands down one of the best cd releases of 2003. Sonic Youth is a truly inspirational band, and this is arguably their best release. It was the album that truly gave them pop notability, whatever that means. They didn't sacrifice any of their ideals or attitudes towards music, however. This is in-your-face rock music, tearing down the all too accepted male dominated ego, by making an experience for all genders. What ever happened to those ideas? It seemed that the whole alterna/grunge thing was a mere moment of what could have been a great blessing. There was a moment of solidarity amongst rock fans, and then we got stuck back with phallic morons screaming about nookie. (sigh)
Anyhow,this album showcases some of the most raw punk modern music has ever heard. Every song on this album is a masterpiece. I love bands that challenge what "good music" should sound like. Noise has never been so heavenely. The bonus disc is divine as well. Alot of the outtakes are epic insturmentals that are sure to be soothing to any punk fan's ears. Long live Sonic Youth! We need another musical revolution to destroy the mindless male oppressor, and to bring unity back to the masses.