Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star

Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star

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by Sonic Youth
     
 
Whereas Dirty and its predecessors were loud, distorted, and bordering on the fine line between pop and noise, Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star did away with the ear-bleeding guitar feedback so often attributed to the group. The group retained its quirky twist on pop
ock song structures, moving even closer to a consistent

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Whereas Dirty and its predecessors were loud, distorted, and bordering on the fine line between pop and noise, Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star did away with the ear-bleeding guitar feedback so often attributed to the group. The group retained its quirky twist on pop
ock song structures, moving even closer to a consistent use of the verse-chorus-verse template. Of course, the disregard for mosh-friendly guitar riffs, lack of crowd-surfing intensity, and increasing traces of normalcy killed a large part of the group's momentous surge in popular acceptance, damning them once again to the status of often misunderstood artists. Popular opinion may have wanted more rock than what Sonic Youth wanted to deliver on this album, yet upon careful inspection, Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star still out-noises the majority of its peers. Butch Vig's clean production makes the album seem clean, when in actuality it is nearly as dirty as the group's preceding effort. Songs such as "Starfield Road" and the acoustic song "Winner's Blues" emanate plenty of raw spontaneity, even with Vig's crystal clear production. Relative to Sonic Youth's greater body of work, the album does seem rather sedate, though. The noises resonate subtly rather than mangle one's eardrum. In sum, this record must be considered the closest the group has ever gone to straight-ahead pop
ock. With all of the feedback, murky production, incoherent song structuring, and rambunctious charisma stripped away, what remains are odd lyrics and unique guitar nuance. In other words, Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star features the underlying foundation of the group's music standing naked, without any of their traditionally excessive static to heighten it.

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Release Date:
05/10/1994
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0720642463222
catalogNumber:
24632
Rank:
48327

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Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Hi, it Gavin from Dublin. I am a huge s.y. fan and I must say ''Experimental jet set trash and no star'' is one of there best. It mixes the more conventional song structures of ''Goo'' and ''Washing Machine'' with the weird hypnotic noise of''Confusion is sex''. There is also a element of urban blues which is a new thing for sonic youth to do(well in the albums i have heard)and this works really well. its one rockin album and every song has great power. Stand out tracks include.........every song on the damn album. PeaceandLove. take care of yo self!Gav. p.s. e-mail me if ya want.
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