- Summary: The veteran New York band, again operating as a five-piece (with Jim O'Rourke still in the group), return with a successor to one of their best albums in recent memory, 2002's 'Murray Street.'
- Record Label: Geffen
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
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Nurse is the closest to creating a landmark on parallel with Daydream Nation theyve come since that particular record's nameday in 88, and in its dense textures it maybe signals the extinction of the antediluvian No Wave idyll; a Robert Zimmerman trip that somehow got mixed up with Joni Mitchell, Black Flag and a conceptualist oddball.
FilterA gorgeous, bona fide gem. [#11, p.92]
Q MagazineFinds them revelling in bursts of noise and awkwardness, but more surprisingly perhaps, taking as much comfort in sweet melody. [Jul 2004, p.124]
SpinA strangely enervated Sonic Youth record, one that exchanges Murray Street's golden-years vigor for a sad sense of duty. [Jul 2004, p.108]
SeamusSMar 27, 2006A surprisingly beautiful record. There's something in here that you'll find in the best of Sonic Youth's album. That something A surprisingly beautiful record. There's something in here that you'll find in the best of Sonic Youth's album. That something is their ability to make something sound beautiful and remain dangerous, never straining their sound or sounding like they're trying to hard. This ranks amongst their best.… Expand
MosheLJun 22, 2004The best album of the year 2004!!!
NickSFeb 24, 2005This was my favorite album of 2004. If you listen to Pattern Recognition and Unmade Bed, you'll find out why. The album as a whole rocks This was my favorite album of 2004. If you listen to Pattern Recognition and Unmade Bed, you'll find out why. The album as a whole rocks - and for these reasons - outstanding rhythm, guitar work, and lyrics. Kim Gordon rules!!… Expand
samueldJun 29, 2004I remember when I got this CD. It was my last day of middle school and my mom took me to Best Buy. I was surprised to see multiple rows of I remember when I got this CD. It was my last day of middle school and my mom took me to Best Buy. I was surprised to see multiple rows of this CD. But, it was only the second day after it was released. I put it in my CD player on the way home and once Pattern Recognition started playing I got some chills. I don't know why, but I always seem to like the songs where Kim sings better. I love Pattern Recognition, Kim Gordon And The Arthur Doyle Hand Cream, Stones, Dude Ranch, and I Love You Golden Blue the best. The best album since Experimental Jet Set, I think.… Expand
djmDec 14, 2006The only thing preventing a 10 is that not all of the tracks are up to the high standard of standouts such as Pattern Recognition and Unmade The only thing preventing a 10 is that not all of the tracks are up to the high standard of standouts such as Pattern Recognition and Unmade Bed, namely Kim's songs about Mariah Carey and Dude Ranch Nurse. They're only good if you are in the mood for them. This cd, to me, is among SY's very best.… Expand
FuturemanJun 16, 2004Great album. Not "Daydream Nation," and perahps not quite as good as "Murray Street." Yet it's another impressive album in their catalogue.
MikeJun 15, 2004Wow, it's definitely not worth bothering with.
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