This album is probably the opus of the rockier side of sonic youth (besides daydream nation) in this album you get waves upon waves of warm feedback and guitar drones, from the JAMC-esque Beauty Lies in the Eye to the noise freakout jam of Tuff Gnarl. Each song is ultimately of enormous quality, and has been proven so live, with the songs exploding even better than they do on the album. Most of the songs are rockers, with the exceptions of Beauty Lies, and Kotton Krown. The warm tube production gives an excellent sound to the guitars, and hold influence on the drums, which also sound rather unique. The production alone attracts people to this album. Not a single weak song. Downer? The album isnt long enough. My favorites: Catholic Block, Stereo Sanctity, Pipeline/Kill Time, Kotton Krown. Master-Dik was a good edition to this album, but still pick up a copy of the Master-Dik EP.
Not quite the best review in the world, but thats because Im trying to listen to the album and not focusing on the review.