Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Matador | Autor: WK

Those who had hoped that Thurston Moore would continue to work with his band Chelsea Light Moving, with whom he released a gripping album in the spirit of early Sonic Youth in 2013, will be disappointed. His new work "The Best Day" is again a solo album. The good news: that he nevertheless reaches into the strings again and makes his misfire "Demolished Thoughts" from 2011 forgotten. Many motives of Sonic Youth are to be recognized. The length of the pieces and the continuous development of certain structures are reminiscent of their album "A Thousand Leaves". Nevertheless Moore seems a bit tired on the whole. His voice is proven, it does not come to the frenetic exacerbations as in the cooperation with Lee Ranaldo. After all, Steve Shelley takes care of the sluggish grooves, which slightly increase the SY factor. Deb Googe from My Bloody Valentine can be heard on bass, but this doesn't give the sound a special MBD turn. With all the grandeur of songs like "Forevermore" or "Grace Lake", the question always remains how this would sound if Moore had recorded it with his main band.

Top track: Grace Lake

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