Demolished Thoughts - Thurston Moore
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  • Summary: The Sonic Youth guitarist's fourth album, produced by Beck, features guest appearances by Bram Inscore, Mary Lattimore, Samara Lubelski, and Joey Waronker.
  • Record Label: Matador
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. May 24, 2011
    100
    The album seems beamed in from the early '70s, and probably should've happened in the '90s, but as modern psychedelia increasingly becomes the domain of electronic music, Demolished Thoughts feels right on time--an organic reminder of what can happen when a couple of analog geniuses sit down in a room together and hit "record."
  2. May 24, 2011
    80
    The result makes sense, too, but is a bit more refreshingly unexpected.
  3. Aug 12, 2011
    80
    Far from being derivative, Demolished Thoughts remains uniquely Moore's own. [Jun 2011, p.51]
  4. Though Moore's lyrics are a bit more obtuse, this could just as easily soundtrack a breakup as Sea Change could.
  5. May 25, 2011
    70
    This is a brilliant collaboration between two of the most inventive musicians of recent times.
  6. May 23, 2011
    70
    While Trees might've been taken as a softening of Moore's abrasive tone, Demolished Thoughts could be viewed as somewhat of a progression, a MORE acoustic venture laden with violin strings and all the passion Moore's voice can conjure.
  7. May 26, 2011
    50
    Demolished Thoughts is stripped down, acoustic, almost drumless, but full of strings, evocative, but emotionally distant.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 20, 2013
    10
    It's a perfect kind of psychdelic, dreamy album.It's a perfect kind of psychdelic, dreamy album. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome! Expand

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