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The Destroyed Room by Sonic Youth
Released: Dec 2006
Label: Geffen
Spanning the band's mid-'90s-to-present day material, The Destroyed Room collects together B-sides, studio outtakes and previously unreleased tracks, making for a compilation that remains cohesive enough to serve as an actual new release from the old farts. On "Queen Anne Chair" (which is like a mellowed out "Pacific Coast Highway") and the early-days-ish "Fire Engine Dream," they prove that although their sound changed over the years, their approach didn't. Long time Sonic Youth fans who may have felt somewhat disenfranchised with their later albums will find much to enjoy here.
Mike McGuirk
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