Chelsea Light Moving - Chelsea Light Moving
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  • Summary: This is the debut release for Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore newest project with Keith Wood, John Maloney, and Samara Lubelski.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Mar 13, 2013
    89
    Closing with the SST stomp of "Lips," summery strumming "Frank O'Hara Hit," and the smudged punk of "Communist Eyes," CLM never amounts to a full state of the union. Settle instead for a New York state of mind.
  2. 80
    Moore could have easily shifted gears and made a clean break from his storied noise rock past, but rather he digs in deeper, and at almost 55 years of age, he’s rarely sounded as in touch with his youthful pluck.
  3. Apr 5, 2013
    80
    Chelsea Light Moving's debut is fantastic. [2 Mar 2013, p.51]
  4. Mar 12, 2013
    75
    What saves the thing is, well, Moore’s style is so ingrained that to some extent this really will start to sound more natural with time.
  5. Mar 5, 2013
    70
    This is Thurston Moore. The same artist people have loved for decades, just under a different guise. When an artist as uniquely talented as Moore makes something for us to hear, it’s worth taking time out to give it a listen.
  6. Mar 1, 2013
    68
    The band's self-titled debut record is the heaviest, most dissonant music that Moore has put together in recent memory, easily out-skronking Sonic Youth's 2009 LP, The Eternal.
  7. Mar 13, 2013
    30
    By attempting to give us what we want, and provide reassurance that the Sonic Youth legacy is in safe hands, Moore has somehow managed to make it look weaker and less appealing than it ever was.

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