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Thurston Moore and Charles Hayward


Collaboration between the Sonic Youth guitarist and This Heat drummer

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  1. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    If the surest sign of a strong record is that it possesses the strange power to induce you to reach for it, time and time again, Improvisations is likely to tick that box for man
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  2. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Improvisations was documented on merely the third occasion that Hayward and Moore had gotten in a room to play together, yet it emits a sense of familiarity between the musicians
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  3. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The results are often enjoyable and always interesting, with the 11-minute journey of “A3”, in particular, navigating an angular, monochromatic turmoil akin to an Arctic ice field
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  4. 6.0 |   The 405

    In theory, it’s a loose, frills-free jam session from two revered artists, whose fingerprints can see on the music of bands decades younger than them. In practice, it’s palatable, well-performed, but rarely involving
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  5. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    This has the feel of a document rather than a record
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  6. 6.0 |   Clash

    With the obvious potential fully realised, 'Improvisations’ could have become an instant cult classic, but in this raw, rushed and unfinished form it is hardly anything more than a collectible item for curious die-hard fans
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  7. 5.6 |   Pitchfork

    There is chemistry between the Sonic Youth guitarist and the This Heat drummer, but their collaborative album feels more like mood pieces for skronk heads and completists only
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  8. 3.0 |   Under The Radar

    Improvisations is an abject failure shared equally by both men with little risk of damage to their longstanding reputations
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