• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2006
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 91
    An impeccably selected hodgepodge.
  2. Even as its technically a retread as much as a new release, through its cohesive mood, and the exciting pieces that make up the whole, The Destroyed Room is yet another fresh new statement, one that shines brightly even within the complete, storied discography of Sonic Youth.
  3. Each track offers something worthwhile, yet none raises any question as to why it ended up here.
  4. The Destroyed Room is certainly more than a hastily cobbled together stocking stuffer for indie snobs, but it still kind of feels like one.
  5. The Destroyed Room is a creative -- and quintessentially Sonic Youth -- approach to the rarities and B-sides comp.
  6. New Musical Express (NME)
    70
    You hear a band capable of genuine prettiness as well as arch cleverness. [6 Jan 2007, p.26]
  7. A sonically interesting mess but proof that not everything they record should be released.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Joe
    May 24, 2009
    7
    A nice album.
  2. Seeds13
    Feb 9, 2007
    5
    Knowing all too well that the style of Sonic Youth is to just make experimental noise, I expected a 6 out of this record and that's what Knowing all too well that the style of Sonic Youth is to just make experimental noise, I expected a 6 out of this record and that's what it is. Some songs flat out blow to me. Some songs are insanely catchy. But mostly, since some of them gave me a positive charge, it was worth the listen. They'll come up in playlists here and there. Worth nothing more, nothing less. Full Review »
  3. rodolfos
    Dec 19, 2006
    9
    Casi es un disco perfecto