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Rock N Roll Consciousness

Thurston Moore

Rock N Roll Consciousness

Fifth solo album from the Sonic Youth frontman features SY drummer Steve Shelly and My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Googe

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  1. 8.0 |   The Music

    An invigorating widescreen listen that more than lives up to Moore's high quality artistic output
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    This is the sound of a questing spirit pushing at the parameters of unlimited freedom, a hand reaching out to grasp infinity and not falling far short
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  3. 8.0 |   The Independent

    An ambitious album
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The result is tender, powerful avant-rock to shake the walls. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Q

    A challenging listen, then, but that's its appeal. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Themes of mystery, sorcery and spiritual jubilation. Print edition only.

  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    If this were a Sonic Youth record, it’d be a raging mess, but here everything works in unison, arm in arm towards the same goal
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  8. 8.0 |   The FT

    Scribbly detuned chords and drawled vocals echo the guitarist’s Sonic Youth heyday
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  9. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    This album ticks all the boxes for a Thurston fan; chock full of abstract lyrics, alternative tunings, and sonic wig-outs
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  10. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    A virtuoso guitar album that it’s actually cool to own
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  11. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    With some of his most joyous lyrics to date, Moore uses outer aggression to achieve inner bliss
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  12. 7.2 |   Earbuddy

    Moore is musically attempting at a transcendent quality. He wants you to be part of this journey where you’ll see colors. Colors like the very ones decorating his mug on the cover art
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  13. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    The album sounds close to a revived Sonic Youth, scans like a New Age weekend, but draws its power from a concert stage
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  14. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Rock n Roll Consciousness is Thurston doing what Thurston does best
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  15. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Unsurprisingly, this is not an album full of Sonic Youth songs, but the usual hallmarks are still there – unusual guitar tuning and unorthodox time signatures
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  16. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Moore still manages to make every new album feel like a fresh start
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  17. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Feels deep and multilayered, the kind of record you want to spend some time with, a piece of art that will continue to change and shift as you engage with it
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