Sonic Nurse

Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2004 Ratings: #96 / 392
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Based on 113 ratings
2004 Ratings: #79
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June 8, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Geffen Records / Interscope / Label
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Such a mature, self reflecting, almost meditative album. But some songs here and guitar parts are so annoying. And it's become more annoying with every single listen.
When I started listening to all the albums of Sonic Youth, I sort of imagined that by the end of their career, they'd sound somewhat like "Sonic Nurse." I hoped that they'd become less about their faux-poetry lyrics, and "too cool" attitude, and just sort of fall into really wonderful, intersecting guitars and put a more instrumental focus on their albums. Also, I just imagined "Sonic Nurse" would be great because that album cover is fantastic.

But I also think ... read more
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Track List

  1. Pattern Recognition 
  2. Unmade Bed 
  3. Dripping Dream 
  4. Kim Gordon & The Arthur Doyle Hand Cream 
  5. Stones 
  6. Dude Ranch Nurse 
  7. New Hampshire 
  8. Paper Cup Exit 
  9. I Love You Golden Blue 
  10. Peace Attack

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