In/Out/In

Sonic Youth - In/Out/In
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Based on 14 reviews
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Uncut

Collected between 2000-2010, these five tracks capture the band in sprawling instrumental mode.

80
Rolling Stone

In/Out/In feels less like a random collection of toss-offs and more like a lost Sonic Youth album before everyone figured out who would sing each track.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald
This is a band at the peak of its artistic unison, creating in a most improvisational, joyous way.
80
AllMusic

The next best thing to sitting in on a Sonic Youth jam session, In/Out/In distills the band's essence so brilliantly that fans will fall in love all over again.

80
PopMatters

In/Out/In, a collection of almost entirely instrumental tracks recorded during Sonic Youth’s final decade, would be a crucial record if it was the only thing they ever recorded.

80
Pitchfork
On these five mostly instrumental recordings from between 2000 and 2010, Sonic Youth dig in and stretch out.
80
Under The Radar
Could this be their final full-length release? If so, they sure went out on a high note.
77
Spectrum Culture

For a collection of five instrumentals, In/Out/In displays a surprising amount of depth and versatility. The album works as a near-wordless summation of Sonic Youth’s experience in the new millennium, with its highs and lows inter-connected and part of a messy, endlessly fascinating whole.

67
A.V. Club
This collection of five rare and unreleased tracks from the band’s last decade of existence reveals both the hummable and hellish sides of its sound.
60
Mojo
As with their self-released SYR series, the thrill lies in eavesdropping on experiments-in-progress, and as much in the quest itself as in the flashes of genius that occasionally arise.
60
Beats Per Minute
Where they were once fiercely the agents of their own career trajectory, this feels like something of an unwelcome intrusion on works that never quite made the grade when it mattered.
60
The Line of Best Fit
The five tracks here sound largely like works-in-progress as they lack cohesion and the full effect of songs on their studio albums.
60
Record Collector
Rare offcuts from art-rock's artiest band.
40
The Guardian

In/Out/In isn’t a “new” album by any means so much as tracks that remained underdeveloped or unfinished at the time.

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NR

fav tracks: Basement Contender, Social Static, Out & In.

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Added on: January 18, 2022