The Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities

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

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  1. Joe
    May 24, 2009
    7
    A nice album.
  2. DanJP
    Dec 17, 2006
    8
    I found The Destroyed Room to be quite enjoyable. The tracks have been well selected which gives it some cohesion- generally atmospheric, mainly instrumental tracks.
  3. rodolfos
    Dec 19, 2006
    9
    Casi es un disco perfecto
  4. EricM
    Dec 18, 2006
    8
    How can you call Sonic Youth one of the pre-eminent rock bands of the past 25 years when all you know is Rather Ripped. Some people need to desperately get a clue. This is a record of one-offs, experiments, jam sessions, and obscure soundtrack contributions. If you know anything about Sonic Youth then you will already have a pretty accurate idea of what this will sound like. The big How can you call Sonic Youth one of the pre-eminent rock bands of the past 25 years when all you know is Rather Ripped. Some people need to desperately get a clue. This is a record of one-offs, experiments, jam sessions, and obscure soundtrack contributions. If you know anything about Sonic Youth then you will already have a pretty accurate idea of what this will sound like. The big surprise: it's a million times more engaging than I ever expected, not to mention a very welcome and successful re-emergence of their raw improv side, which is great to hear after their last record which was great but a bit too restrained for its own good. Expand
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. Fans and casual enthusiasts will no doubt be bewildered by the extra experimental outings of an already daunting band--but for completists, this is the last word.
  2. Billboard
    40
    Overall, worth a spin or two, but one hopes there's a better stash left to sample. [16 Dec 2006]
  3. Each track offers something worthwhile, yet none raises any question as to why it ended up here.