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Washing Machine [Import]

Sonic Youth Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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1. Becuz
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6. Little Trouble Girl
7. No Queen Blues
8. Panty Lies
9. Bonus Track
10. Skip Tracer
11. The Diamond Sea

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Les Sonic Youth quittent New York et s'installent à Memphis pour enregistrer leur deuxième double album, sept ans après le superbe Daydream Nation. Ils enregistrent de longs morceaux aux ambiances contrastées (presque 10 minutes pour "Washing Machine" et 19 minutes pour la pièce maîtresse du disque "The Diamond Sea"). Influencés par la douceur campagnarde du Tennessee ils gravent quelques plages douces et mélodieuses ("Unwind" et "Little Trouble Girl" avec Kim Deal des Breeders aux choeurs).mais l'expérimentation reste de mise, avec les arpèges dissonants de "Skip Tracer" et la violence atonale de "Junkie's Promise". C'est qu'entre punk, free jazz et krautrock, le coeur de Sonic Youth ne cesse de balancer. --Hubert Deshouse

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4.0 out of 5 stars uneven but worthwile June 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this is definitely one of the essential SY albums. there are a handful of incredible songs, but the album really falls apart a few songs in. The Diamond Sea combines one of the most beautiful and timeless melodies the band has ever penned with a long, mesmerizing foray into pure noise bilss. other highlights: Becuz (a great song and one of my all-time favorite Kim Gordon vocal performances) Unwind, Saucer-Like, and Junkie's Promise (which rocks harder and more unconventionally than any song from Dirty). Skip Tracer isn't bad, but in general i don't like music behind poetry/spoken word performances. it's decent (but not great) as poetry, but i'd rather hear it spoken solo. No Queen Blues is ok but not bnecessary. The title track has some excellent guitar work but i hate the lyrics and Kim's delivery is a dissappointment after the beguiling Becuz. this album is a great addition to any SY collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites. April 18 2004
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
I'd say this is one of their better albums, and it includes everything a "Sonic Youth" album should. Anyone who owns or likes their early/mid 90's stuff should easily like this. "Becuz" is a good opener, and the following songs are similar. "Unwind" is a slower one, and just kinda floats along. "Little Trouble Girl" has "Kim Deal" on it, and "Panty Lies" is very punk. Of course it ends with the great 19 minute+ "Diamond Sea", which starts out very melodic, then eventually becomes a huge noisefest. Hopefully they play some of this on "Lollapalooza 2004".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Diamond Sea is the best Sonic Youth song ever Nov. 2 2003
Format:Audio CD
Typical Sonic Youth album. Full of hit or miss material, with a few moments that transcend pure brilliance. Lot of the stuff on this album is good, but a lot of the Kim Gordon stuff is crap. She needs to stop the kinky x-girl nonsense, and just get back to rocking like she did on Cross The Breeze or the entire Evol Album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars some truly brilliant moments. . . July 2 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this is definitely one of the band's best albums, although the title track is rendered unlistenable by kim gordon's annoying delivery and inane lyrics (not to be down on kim, she's an integral part of the power of sonic youth. she's just done so much better in the lyric + vocal department on other songs) everyone else has praised he diamond sea, so i won't go on about it, suffice it to say that it's one of the band's best songs - ever. overall, a very strong album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Special March 10 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
That`s a special piece of work! One of SY masterpieces...
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5.0 out of 5 stars a cold glass of water on a hot summers day March 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
this is what SY are all about after dirty. there are those who do not like this album because it does not rock like dirty. SY are NOT a band to rest on their laurels. they grow and change and evolve. if you cannot stay with us for the trip..oh well. this album is very mellow campared to past ventures. washing machine the song is wonderfully beautiful. it is almost done in two parts where one parts fades out and the second part fades in. you might think it is two seperate songs.
becauz is one great album opener. lee ranaldo lands maybe his greatest song ever in skip tracer. poetic and brilliant. and last but most defineitly not least is the twenty minute epic closer the diamond sea. starts out one way changes throughout the song and is essentially melody that progresses into trademark SY noise. one of their best discs ever. for me, their last great disc.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Someone explain this one to me Jan. 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
If you liked Sonic Youth's earlier CD Dirty or their really early stuff like Sister don't bother with this one. It reminds me of One Thousand Leaves....boring, slow, out of tune and downright bad. At least One Thousand Leaves had the song Sunday which is awsome, but Washing Machine lacks any stand out songs. People giving this CD 5 stars need to listen to this junk while NOT stoned. Sonic Youth's CD Dirty is creative even while sober. There's a point where divergence from the mainstream goes too far and this is a good example.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Sonic Youth CD Jan. 17 2003
Format:Audio CD
For all the attention Daydream Nation and EVOL get, I think Sonic Youth's best stuff, by far, is from the 90s. Exp...is outstanding and this is better. "The Diamond Sea" is without a doubt the best Sonic Youth song, and "No Queen Blues" is the second best. Anyway, buy this and listen to it.
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