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Invito Al Cielo [Import]

Sonic Youth Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The moodiest of the series May 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
This one takes some time to really sink in. You cant just listen to a bit here and there, u have to sit down with headphones or a good loud stereo and justlisten. which makes it a little less enjoyable than the syr1-2, and 4. Those were great because they were great original modern music with out the time and mental investment needed to enjoy alot of similar music. this on the other hand takes some effort. well worth it mind u. just not as fun as the others. but by all means some of the best music out there. get it. u will not regret it.
ps its some what of a milestone since it was right before jim joined the team officially.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great EP or LP depending on how you define it Nov. 9 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is 57 minutes long. That's an album length really but some class it as an EP because it only has 3 tracks on it. Anyway that's besides the point
Sonic Youth go back to their " classical avant garde " roots and came up with the SYR series. This is strange music/noise depending how you view your avant garde. There's not really much I can say about this album.....you just have to listen to it with an open mind because when you start to talk about records like these it either gets rather technical and people will be lost ( which is why the joke " Avant garde? I avant garde a clue mate comes into play ) or people will make stuff up in the hope it makes them sound clever. An open mind is all you need for this album. That way you can accept the album for what it is or reject as well if needs must.
The only gripe I have with this album though is Kim's singing. It's badly out of tune at times ( there'll be some though who adore it ) but that's only minor. Happy listening
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1.0 out of 5 stars they fell and never got up March 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
the reason i love dgc era SY is that it is a band like sy which has no formula or method and a label like dgc which hopes for formula and melody unite together to get the best of both worlds. without dgc, sy are undirectional. i found this cd full of noise collapse and rebuilding but not with the same vigor and ruthlessness of their late 80's early 90's material.
there is nothing here i like. it is drifting, uninterseting and wastes my time. there is nothing but avant garde music with no purpose. i am sorry but this is really bad music. i love sy but they have left the bulidng
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sonics at Home Nov. 28 2001
Format:Audio CD
SYR 3 is an excellent example of Sonic Youth's ability to improvise as a whole unit for really as long as they wish. This record definately steps away from recognizable songs they have produced, but more resembles the solo/collaborational works of Thurston Moore or Lee Ranaldo. A great cd that makes the rounds of types of experimental/improv music: from atonal, to static, to noise to harmonies and collapse. Very important for Sonic Youth fans that are interested in knowing what they do when not faced with a contract from DGC.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not pop, thank goodness Sept. 26 2001
Format:Audio CD
This album is worth buying for Kim Gordon's trumpet playing alone! Her style on the horn owes alot to her vocal method: calm, world-weary and quietly amused. That's how it sounds to me, anyways. Jim O'Rourke also plays on the record, and his presence lends it a few more non-guitar sounds than are heard on the other early SYRs--and with that a bit less guitar sound--but especially on the third track the electronics blend wonderfully with what the other Sonics are doing. Note: this isn't really a pop record, and if you expect it to be you'll probably be disappointed. But if you're in the mood for 50 minutes of beautiful sounds and slow yet inevitable development, this is the record for you. And it rocks quite a bit towards the end, too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars What? Jan. 22 2000
By "tksc"
Format:Audio CD
I'm afraid to report that SYR3 isn't nearly as accessible as the previous two editions. However, there are some serious sounds that evoke B Horror films and Sci-Fi from the 50s. Blirps and whizzes. But at times, it sounds like Indian raga music.
Swinging from camp to transcendental. How sublime!
This is definitely music that you would want to play loud to get some attention.
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4.0 out of 5 stars SOUNDS FROM WAY OUT April 16 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Where exactly are Sonic Youth going with this? - one might ask. I'd be very surprised if they could answer the question themselves. But this is excellent sound-pollution, and take nothing away from Sonic Youth. Although Invito Al Cielo is not quite as good as Slaapkamer met Slaagroom, it's still full of strange sounds and some fine ideas. They're certainly doing more interesting things than most of the rock groups out there today.
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