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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
2. Junkie's Promise
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4. Washing Machine
5. Unwind
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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5.0 out of 5 stars underrated, often forgotten classic Dec 11 2001
Format:Audio CD
Having bought several Sonic Youth (based on constant advice to get into their stuff) at the same time, I was blown away at just how good and amazing their materail is, as well as different each time around. While WM may not be the most innovative or lyrically powerful as other SY albums, it sets a mood which seems to give a modern touch to 60s suburbia or something, with a good mixture of the beautiful and the deranged...it's almost like it's through the eyes of a lost teenager running through a neighborhood at night, half hopped on LCD.
The most transcendant tracks are "Unwind" (very emotional even naysay blissful poetry about kites caught in the stars becoming morning), "Little Trouble Girl" (60s soul inspired flow through the eyes of a coming-of-age girl, features great back vocals from Breeders frontwoman Kim Deal and a few others), "Skip Tracer" (definitely owes some inspiration to Jack Kerouac's On The Road, Renaldo poetry at its finest), "Saucer-Like"(easy going tune about extraterrestrials flying through the cities in "a wonderful vision"), and ofcourse the brilliamt 20 minute epic "The Diamond Sea", pshychadelic lyrics and music that is the transcender of all transcenders. The rest are just as awesome, the title track has Kim Gordon talking about taking her baby down the pop machine and "spinning round like a washing machine, never saw the devil look so **** clean", it also has spacy freak-out guitars (but since that seems to be an SY trademark, I won't even mention it anymore). "Panty Lies" is an intense tale of alienation which resembles unusually that old Jetsons pop song in chorus, "No Queen Blues" and "Becuz" are just plain rocking, and "Junkie's Promise" will send a chill of truth down any (...) addict's spine without being too judgemental. There's also the unnamed track 9 which is filler but it's nice to get something a little softer after such good rock. Washing Machine is a lost classic which every fan should have, a suburbian adventure I must say.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band, Great CD Dec 10 2001
Format:Audio CD
WASHING MACHINE returns Sonic Youth to the ringing electric guitars, clever songwriting and multi-layered arrangements that are the band's calling card. Not the casual acoustic sigh of its predecessor, EXPERIMENTAL JET SET, TRASH AND NO STAR, WASHING MACHINE's electricity gives Sonic Youth new life.
With its sprawling guitar noise, "The Diamond Sea" recalls the GOO-era "Mote," proving that the crunching metallic waves that once made Sonic Youth so impressive are back. "Junkie's Promise" trembles with distortion and shimmering melodic phrases, while "Saucer-Like" brings the band's clamoring two-guitar dynamic back into focus. This is the band's triumph--their sound is easier to digest, and invites the listeners to re-examine their strengths.
WASHING MACHINE is also a return to form in terms of songwriting. "Panty Lies" continues Kim Gordon's hipster manifesto series, giving us another glimpse of the world from her perspective--"oh how rude," she sneers, "at least I got your attention, square." "Skip Tracer" hints at Sonic Youth's position as baby-sitters for the next generation of alternative rockers, but isn't condescending. In fact, it's one of the best moments on the album. A description of a singer "shouting the poetic truths of high school journal takers" exemplifies the age gap between Sonic Youth and the new generation, but it doesn't alienate them. It's just such awareness that makes WASHING MACHINE work. Sonic Youth's respect for the scene they helped create will forever keep them on top of the indie heap.
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I have worn the t-shirt like a uniform for about 4 years now & it's held up well, as of course has the album. A double lp or 71 minute cd of pure brilliance, often soothing, sometimes punky & @ times otherworldly. Washing Machine itself is 1/2 the length of the Diamond Sea but still long in layman's terms, every second is fabulous though, over a very funky & fast riff Kim sings about taking her baby down the street to buy a "soda pop" [sorry it's not a term I'd normally use] & after the 3rd chorus the song completely changes, a bit more relaxed: "i was walking up Lafayette St., I looked up in the sky, I looked up in the clouds, & there's this face looking down @ me, & it's a woman's face & she threw a quarter dwon @ me & she said 'honey, here's a quarter, go put it in a washing machine' & I looked up.." then a truly awesome burst of sound from Thurston's guitar & the whole band goes off into sonic journeyland, droning then dying out & going into a delightful relaxing song called Unwind. Back to the start however, Becuz is amazingly tight & beautiful. Junkie's promise & No Queen Blues are 2 big punk rockers from T, the letter telling some girl it doesn't matter what the ... artists say, they're gonna keep on doing their thing & rightly so. Little Trouble Girl uses 60s girl group chorus w/ guest Kim Deal whilst in the verses Kim Gordon's character defends her boyfriend to her mother, sort of like Leader of the Pack for the 90s, more dreamy though. Lee has 2 songs, the very nice Saucer-like & more importantly the ... Read more ›
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1.0 out of 5 stars INDIE CREDIBILITY OR NOT - THIS IS HORRIBLE SONG WRITING
A band with indie crediblity could record themselves taking a dump, but as long as they have indie crediblity, people like you would praise it -
I wanted to like this album,... Read more
Published on July 14 2004 by Mr. Moist
4.0 out of 5 stars uneven but worthwile
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. Read more
Published on June 16 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites.
I'd say this is one of their better albums, and it includes everything a "Sonic Youth" album should. Read more
Published on April 17 2004 by H3@+h
1.0 out of 5 stars �Performance Art� in the worst since of the word.
If you like buying music that is considered hip but sounds like noise you should like this. I doubt anyone who owns this actually listens to it they just buy it to be different and... Read more
Published on March 16 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Diamond Sea is the best Sonic Youth song ever
Typical Sonic Youth album. Full of hit or miss material, with a few moments that transcend pure brilliance. Read more
Published on Nov. 2 2003 by Hippie Smell
4.0 out of 5 stars some truly brilliant moments. . .
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,... Read more
Published on July 1 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Special
That`s a special piece of work! One of SY masterpieces...
Published on March 9 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars a cold glass of water on a hot summers day
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. Read more
Published on March 4 2003 by Daniel J. Hagerman
1.0 out of 5 stars Someone explain this one to me
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.... Read more
Published on Jan. 26 2003 by K. H Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Sonic Youth 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. Read more
Published on Jan. 16 2003 by "aaaaaaambition"
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