10 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Considering the low standards that Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore set for some of his extra-curricular activities outside of that band (his solo albums, it should be noted, don't suffer from this lapse in concentration), Chelsea Light Moving is a relatively focused little record. Named after the moving company once run by Philip Glass and Steve Reich before fame saved their backs, CLM is Moore once again avoiding his day job after the breakup of his 27-year marriage to Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon. This new band—with Hush Arbor guitarist Keith Wood, Sunburned Hand of the Man drummer John Moloney, and bassist/violinist Samara Lubelski—traverses much of the same slightly atonal, slightly Fall-like post-punk that dominated latter-day Sonic Youth albums. "Alighted" could easily be SY, and the opening guitar licks of "Empires of Time" display SY's patented alternate-tuning sound. "Frank O'Hara Hit" and "Burroughs" continues the hip name-dropping, while "Mohawk" sports spoken word that hardcore fans consider part of the bargain. It's business as usual for Mr. Moore.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Considering the low standards that Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore set for some of his extra-curricular activities outside of that band (his solo albums, it should be noted, don't suffer from this lapse in concentration), Chelsea Light Moving is a relatively focused little record. Named after the moving company once run by Philip Glass and Steve Reich before fame saved their backs, CLM is Moore once again avoiding his day job after the breakup of his 27-year marriage to Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon. This new band—with Hush Arbor guitarist Keith Wood, Sunburned Hand of the Man drummer John Moloney, and bassist/violinist Samara Lubelski—traverses much of the same slightly atonal, slightly Fall-like post-punk that dominated latter-day Sonic Youth albums. "Alighted" could easily be SY, and the opening guitar licks of "Empires of Time" display SY's patented alternate-tuning sound. "Frank O'Hara Hit" and "Burroughs" continues the hip name-dropping, while "Mohawk" sports spoken word that hardcore fans consider part of the bargain. It's business as usual for Mr. Moore.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Coop1975 ,

nice

Had to buy after seeing in Asheville…they had their off-moments, but they were brilliant in certain noisy moments. Fun stuff--not enough of this gritty, raw sh#t out there nowadays.

Control The Matches ,

enjoy it...i did

sleeping where i fall
burroughs
linda/groovy
lip
empire of time
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excellent

rest of songs are great

good to hear good music from the nyc with all that jayZ crap i almost gave up on ny state~

Obelix-23 ,

Who wrote the review??

Who wrote the description of this album with its scathing yet subtle remarks on Thurston's private life? I won't by this from iTunes solely because of the write up.

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