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No Home Record

Kim Gordon

No Home Record

Debut full-length solo album from the Sonic Youth co-founder produced by Justin Raisen (Marissa Nadler, Sky Ferreira, Angel Olsen)

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Matador
UK Release date
11/10/2019
US Release date
11/10/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    A breathtaking barrage of noise, anger and humour
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  2. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    Gordon’s first solo album sees her skewer everything from harassment to fame
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  3. 8.5 |   The 405

    A joyous and acerbic critique of modern life
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  4. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    After 38 years of making music, Kim Gordon’s thrilling solo debut lives at the vanguard of sound and performance, shot through with the beautiful, unsparing noise that has always defined her art
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  5. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Sonic Youth co-founder sounds supremely confident on unsettled songs
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  6. 8.0 |   The Music

    Gordon’s poetry is the star, broadcast through a sketchy PA system in an industrial warehouse. Her words cut through the sonic glitches in a way only she can
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  7. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    It highlights Gordon’s lack of fear in trying new sounds and demonstrates her undeniable relevancy in the modern musical sphere
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  8. 8.0 |   The Independent

    No Home Record’s lack of cohesion is unlikely to pull you deep into its disjointed soundworld. What does unite the tracks, though, is the restlessly questing, non-conformist spirit of their creator. It’s great to have her back
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  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    No Home Record is heavy in its use of experimentation, yet it results in a vividly cutting and complex portrait of what it means to live in contemporary LA, and a superb introduction to the solo Kim Gordon
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  10. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s enough of a sonic clear-out for Gordon to become rock’n’roll’s Marie Kondo, but as she’s previously confessed, doing anything radical is far more interesting when it looks benign and ordinary from the outside
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  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    An uniformly compelling set. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Q

    It feels hungry, modern and thrilling. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Clash

    It’s a record that makes incisions into the staid, one that knocks over the steadfast; it’s a bold, thrilling construction, one that pushes her history to one side in order to build anew
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  14. 8.0 |   The FT

    The Los Angeles native intones fragmented lyrics on a more conventionally song-based set
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  15. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    On No Home Record, Gordon sketches the great supermodern landscape of LA, in stark strokes of infectious, visceral weirdness
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  16. 8.0 |   Crack

    No Home Record sucks all the air out of the room, its victory lying in Gordon’s ability to sound so singular and still feel so unpredictable
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  17. 8.0 |   All Music

    With its raw edges and open ends, No Home Record exposes the deepest levels of Gordon's art, and they're more thought-provoking and bracing than ever
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  18. 8.0 |   The Observer

    These punishing, three-dimensional soundscapes connect 70s No Wave with the mischievous end of contemporary digital production: quite a feat
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  19. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A defiant solo debut perfectly attuned to the ambient anger of the moment
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  20. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Gordon proves that her artistic process isn’t irrevocably tied to a single medium or period in time
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  21. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    It's an inevitably cool record—who could possibly be cooler than Kim Gordon? But it's also a challenging, interesting, and demanding album that cues up a bright, loud future for Gordon's solo career
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  22. 7.0 |   Northern Transmission

    It’s a great thing to have an artists like Kim Gordon who seems so interested in what they can do to play with and subvert the regular song, that after 40 years she is still sounding so fresh
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  23. 7.0 |   music OMH

    It all adds up to a welcome return for one of rock music’s true modern icons
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  24. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The LP explores new terrain while recalling high-points from throughout her career
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  25. 7.0 |   DIY

    Like with the best moments of her career, she is uncompromising in her artistic vision
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  26. 6.0 |   NME

    Prompted by the Sonic Youth legend's fear of cultural homogeny, this is an accessible guitar record that surprises despite its author’s truly enormous legacy
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  27. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Offers few tunes you could whistle, but at it's best Gordon's no-wave din and take-no-shit snarl offer unabashedly militant thrills. Print edition only


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