Goofin’ records repress Sonic Youth’s art-rock masterwork Sister, and they’ve even included a download with the vinyl LP. On their fifth album the band’s dissonant no-wave drones are as heavy as ever, but they’re tied to sharper songwriting and thoughtful band dynamics.
10/10 Raji-san Customer review, 3rd October 2016
I have all the SY albums. But recently I find myself coming back to this one. There is not a missed beat, note or attitude. It's like a Star Trek teleporter directly into 1987 NYC Soho/Toronto with all the swagger of the times to boot. But by no means sounds dated. Also a good mastering and pressing by SY's Goofin' records - with nice insert and overall tactile package. They could've easily opted for a cheaper 'back to black' reissue. The slightly higher price is worth it. Particularly compared to all the cheap-ish SY reissues coming out right now.
10/10 Jack Customer review, 15th March 2016Sister is one of the best go-between albums in the SY catalog. Like Washing Machine, Goo, and the SYR EP's, this album is a collection of excellent experimental rock that is not only a snapshot of the band's career at that time; it is also a transitional record that documents the period between EVOL and the formation of Daydream Nation. It showcases gut-wrenching rock music, conceptual art pieces that slash and buzz and drone like an embryonic Daydream Nation, or a spacier Goo. It manages to encompass art and rock without sacrificing either.
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