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Rather Ripped (iTunes Version)


Download links and information about Rather Ripped (iTunes Version) by Sonic Youth. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 56:19 minutes.

Artist: Sonic Youth
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 56:19
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No. Title Length
1. Reena 3:47
2. Incinerate 4:55
3. Do You Believe In Rapture? 3:11
4. Sleepin' Around 3:42
5. What a Waste 3:33
6. Jams Runs Free 3:51
7. Rats 4:24
8. Turquoise Boy 6:13
9. Lights Out 3:32
10. The Neutral 4:09
11. Pink Steam 6:57
12. Or 3:27
13. Helen Lundeberg 4:38



Stripped back down to a quartet after a few years with fifth member Jim O’Rourke adding an extra layer of dissonance, Sonic Youth recharge with their most conventional, rock-based album since 1992’s Dirty. In fact, many of the tracks with their shimmering guitars and easy, hummable cadences could be considered outright “pretty,” a term virtually foreign to their abrasive, challenging 25-year catalog. With the noise factor seriously muted and their experimental instrumentalism curtailed – only two tracks exceed the five minute mark, “Turquoise Boy” and “Pink Steam” — Sonic Youth rely on their clairvoyant sense of each other, coasting on easeful rhythms and an interlocking two-guitar attack that weaves arpeggios and powerchords seamlessly. They could do this in their sleep and the dream-a-delic qualities of the material suggest they were aiming for a low buzz. “Incinerate” and “What a Waste” work these subtle textures, kept in check with vocals that like early REM act more as another instrument in the mix than as a call to arms. Even when addressing the world (“Do You Believe in Rapture?”), it’s with hearty melodicism.