Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Glide Review - Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts

 Got a new review up on Glide.

Read it right C'here!!!

It is the newest release from one of my guitar heroes, Thurston Moore's Demolished Thoughts.

This time Thurston puts away the feedback and dissonance and breaks out the acoustics and gets some help from violins and harps.  Like another geee-tar hero J. Mascis, Thurston is showing off more of his softer side this time...age?  Artistic direction?  Forget to pay the power bills so they can't plug in the amps?  Who knows, it is kinda cool that they both put these out around the same time and it is was hard not to compare the two in the review. 

I think Thurston has taken a few more chances, bringing in Beck as a producer for one and adding many more outside players to the mix.  While I did give J half a star more, I could see myself growing to like Thurstons a bit more in the future....but seriously boys lets plug back in and rock the fuck out already!!!  Sorry where was I... 

The music is welcoming for most of the album with some seriously creepy lyrics popping up, off setting the lush atmospheric sound.   You can stream the whole album for a bit on NPR here...and below are my favorite tracks from the disk for your enjoyment...

"Benediction" (Pretty Great Track)

"Circulation" (Personal Fav...Most Sonic-like)

"Orchard Street"

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