Rob Brunner
May 26, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

nyc ghosts & flowers

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a B

nyc ghosts & flowers, boasting more kick than 1998’s lazy A Thousand Leaves, proves the 19-year-old band Sonic Youth is still capable of energetic and exciting work — at least for the album’s first 20 minutes. Unfortunately, they then venture into ill-advised spoken-word musings (”the narcs beat the bearded oracles, replacing tantric love with complete violence”) and too-familiar dissonant droning, making this unusually brief 42-minute disc too long by half. B

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