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Since this is a compilation of songs starting at the Goo album,I won't
be too harsh on the fact that Sonic Youth made a lot of great albums
before that(EVOL and Daydream Nation rank amongst the greatest albums
ever made)which aren't present on this DVD.
This DVD is a great add-on for any fan of the band as I am myself.The
videos might be cheezy at times,but it's obviously all about the music
which is brilliant.Highlights on this DVD are Mote which has a great
video and Hoarfrost.It is a shame that some of the songs are edited
like Sugar Kane,Sunday and most of all The Diamond Sea.Sugar Kane and
Sunday are slightly shorter than their album originals which is
directly noticed by any fan but the short version of the epic song
Diamond Sea is a mayor let down.Where the songs clocks at 20 minutes on
the album Washing Machine,on the DVD it only clocks at about 5 minutes
which means that the entire noise explosion at the end of the song is
taken away from us.
Despite that obvious negative point it still is a great disc which can
be put on at any party as background or foreground music.And when you
reach Diamond Sea just put on Washing Machine and play the original
A definite must have for any SY fan!
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