Simon Werner A Disparu Image
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  • Summary: The avant-garde art rockers return with a soundtrack recording for the film by French director Fabrice Gobert.
  • Record Label: Sonic Youth Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock, Soundtracks, Stage & Screen, Film Music
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 11, 2011
    90
    The results are every bit as enthrallingly out of step with the group's "mainstream" catalogue as previous SYR releases, but fashioned into something that's perfectly coherent, and really quite a delightful listen.
  2. Feb 11, 2011
    90
    Sonic Youth have captured that exploration perfectly and transformed it into a piece of work that not only embodies the various degrees of emotions and thoughts we all experience, but it creates new ones whilst doing so, through it's exploratory and deeply affecting methods.
  3. May 18, 2011
    80
    The Youth split their sound into four clear component parts: piano, drums, percussion and guitar-screes that separate out beautifully and merge grimily--just like the kids in the film itself. [May 2011, p.112]
  4. Mar 17, 2011
    70
    Youth fans, you know what to do. And even in the off-chance you don't like SYR9, at least you know your money is going to the right place.
  5. May 3, 2011
    70
    Even without Gobert's cinematographic backdrop Simon Werner A Disparu stands as a solid instrumental album in its own right. [Apr 2011, p.63]
  6. Feb 22, 2011
    60
    The album comprises expanded and elaborated versions of incidental music crafted for the film, however, even in fleshed-out form, SYR9 can feel frustratingly incomplete, with many pieces coming off as a series of loosely linked fragments lacking an emotional center.
  7. Feb 24, 2011
    60
    You probably won't head to the record store for this one unless you've been obsessive-compulsively collecting all the previous releases, but if you do, you won't be disappointed by what you hear on the turntable. After all it's Sonic Youth.

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