Coming Apart

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  • Artist(s): Kim Gordon, Bill Nace
  • Summary: The debut full-length release for Kim Gordon's post-Sonic Youth project is with guitarist Bill Nace.
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  • Record Label: Matador
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
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  1. Magnet
    Sep 19, 2013
    90
    Vocally, Gordon is reborn, baptized in fire. [No. 102, p.53]
  2. Sep 12, 2013
    80
    One could argue that Body/Head aren’t doing anything necessarily new in the realm of noise, but it’s as vital a work in the genre as we’re going to hear this year.
  3. The Wire
    Dec 10, 2013
    80
    Even though there are no drums, nothing here ever feels aimless. [Sep 2013, p.48]
  4. Uncut
    Sep 9, 2013
    70
    Her songs don't so much drift as press steadfastly onwards into the unknown--all of them stick in your head despite little trace of a tune. [Oct 2013, p.63]
  5. 70
    This return to drone primitivism might seem somewhat regressive for Gordon, as it doesn't represent anything remotely new for her as a musician or for drone music as a whole. But it is done with a pleasing malevolence.
  6. Oct 30, 2013
    60
    Fans of Sonic Youth at their most experimental will know what to expect, anybody coming to this with fresh ears should try before they buy.
  7. Sep 16, 2013
    58
    There are no distinguishable hooks or chorus lines anywhere on Coming Apart; instead, it’s just Gordon and Nace simultaneously subverting and creating musical forms that will surely polarize listeners who want to “get it” and those who refuse to.

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