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Member Since: 3/12/2003
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Lee Ranaldo (from Sonic Youth) - best of

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Lee Ranaldo  Spiral Hill  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Drift 4  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Broken Circle  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Some Hammering  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  To Mary (x2)  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Lathe Speaks  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Destruction Site  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Florida Flower  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Time Stands Still  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Midnight Headlights  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Slo Drone  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Hard Left  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  King's Ogg  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  The Resolution  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Fuzz-Locusts  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  Shift  buy on itunes
Lee Ranaldo  The End of Life in America Angels  buy on itunes

Comment:

Lee Ranaldo was/is a guitarist from Sonic Youth. Not Thurston Moore (the other guitarist) who was responsible for the more Pop-py, catchy stuff, but the one responsible for the crazy, textured, organic sonic assault which was present in many of their songs. This CD is a compilation of his solo stuff: soundscapes comprised almost solely of guitar distortion and feedback (with some spoken word here and there). Not the sort of music where you listen to the notes and the melodies, but rather where you listen to the infinitely intricate and warmly organic sounds that make up those notes. I hate these terms, but you could describe the music as "experimental" or "avant garde". Less 'music' than simply 'sound'; beautifully, purposefully, and meticulously manipulated sound. And what could be more musical than that? It's as good to really concentrate on and 'bury your ears into' as it is to have as background music, 'texturing' your conciousness, so to speak.
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Sonic Death
Date: 3/12/2003
I love this! You could have also add some Lee's Sonic Youth songs but still this is relly great! :)
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popkulcher (Marc Fagel)
Date: 3/12/2003
I'm not so familiar with Lee's solo work, but I like many of his songs with the band. I wouldn't say he's necessarily less catchy than Thurston -- songs like "Pipeline," "Mote," and "Genetic" have some pretty great hooks -- though, granted, he hasn't penned the best known "pop" tracks by the band.
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Jroch
Date: 3/12/2003
Excellent job.
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apeejam
Date: 3/12/2003
I am in love with this man. This mix is going into my favorites.

To Mary is one of my favorites.

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