Label: DGC - DGCD-24485 • Format: CD Album, Repress • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Noise, Grunge, Experimental, Indie Rock
The surprise success of Nevermind upended previous commercial expectations for Sonic Youth among other established alternative rock bandsand when Dirty was released init was seen by many as the band's big move toward the grunge market. Which doesn't make a lot of sense if you actually listen to the album; while Butch Vig 's clean but full-bodied production certainly gave Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo 's guitars greater punch and presence than they had in the Purr - Sonic Youth - Dirtyand many of the songs move in the increasingly tuneful direction the band had been traveling with Daydream Nation and Goomost of Dirty is good bit more jagged and purposefully discordant than its immediate precursors, lacking the same hallucinatory grace as Daydream Nation or the hard rock sheen of Goo.
If anything, Dirty finds Sonic Youth revisiting the territory the band mapped out on Sister -- merging the propulsive structures of rock both punk and otherwise with the gorgeous chaos of their approach to the electric guitar -- and it shows how much better they'd gotten at it in the past five years, from the curiously beautiful "Wish Fulfillment" and "Theresa's Sound World" to the brutal "Drunken Butterfly" and "Purr.
Heard today, Dirty doesn't sound like a masterpiece like Daydream Nation Pick Me From The Top - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Bob Marley a gesture toward the mainstream audience like Goo -- it just sounds like a damn good rock album, and on those terms it ranks with Sonic Youth 's best work.
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