Chelsea Light Moving

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2013
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
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  1. Mar 18, 2013
    60
    He can say far more with molten noise jags and spiraling, convulsive solos than he can with mind-clearing Beat poetry like the seven-minute "Mohawk."
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    60
    It goes through stretches of boredom. From a distance, the album seems concise and poppy. But up close, the heavy grazing of each song bursts its seams.
  3. Mar 5, 2013
    60
    It's all a tad by the book, but the book is well loved and worth re-reading, so why not?
  4. Mar 4, 2013
    60
    Chelsea Light Moving should feel like a tired hashing-over of sonic tropes, considering what a prolific career the front man's had. But it doesn't; it's a lively, noisy semi-resurrection.
  5. Feb 28, 2013
    60
    Sonic Youth fans should find plenty to love, but we’re more intrigued by the instances where Moore leaves his established comfort zone.

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