Sonic Youth’s ‘Rather Ripped’

Sonic Youth’s ‘Rather Ripped’ is their fourteenth studio album produced by John Agnello and released on June 13, 2006, by Geffen Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Reena (Sonic Youth) – 03:47 . 2.Incinerate (Sonic Youth) – 04:55 . 3.Do You Believe In Rapture? (Sonic Youth) – 03:11 . 4.Sleepin Around (Sonic Youth) – 03:42 . 5.What A Waste (Sonic Youth) – 03:33 . 6.Jams Run Free (Sonic Youth) – 03:52 . 7.Rats (Ranaldo) – 04:24 . 8.Turquoise Boy (Sonic Youth) – 06:14 . 9.Lights Out (Sonic Youth) – 03:32 . 10.The Neutral (Sonic Youth) – 04:09 . 11.Pink Steam (Sonic Youth) – 06:57 . 12.Or (Sonic Youth) – 03:31

Musicians : Sonic Youth – Band . Thurston Moore – Vocals, Guitar . Kim Gordon – Vocals, Bass . Lee Ranaldo – Guitar, Vocals . Steve Shelley – Drums

Production : Produced By Sonic Youth, John Agnello . John Agnello – Mixing . Tj Doherty – Engineer . Aaron Mullan – Assistant Engineer . Chris Allen – Assistant Engineer . Anthony Fontana – Assistant Engineer . Don Fleming – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering

Package : Thurston Moore – Sleeve Design . Christopher Wool – Sleeve Artwork . Amanda Decadenet – Photography . Jp Robinson – Front Cover Design . Brandy Flower – Sleeve Design

Recorded December 2005 – January 2006 At Sear Sound In New York City.

Released On June 13, 2006 By Geffen.

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Punknews
That said, the highlight of the album is still perhaps its longest track, the nearly instrumental “Pink Steam,” a track which couples some thick distortion with a strong harmonized lead guitar melody and spends most of its running time without a vocal. […]

Slant Magazine
But since Moore can make clichés like “You doused my soul with gasoline” (from the rollicking “Incinerate”) sound cool, it’s easy to underestimate his allure as a frontman; […]

PopMatters
That’s the story of Sonic Youth on Geffen—bohemian sound-pioneers influenced by contemporary artists, releasing their own version of rock music to the masses. […]

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