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Lee Ranaldo
Between the Times & the Tides - MATADOR
FILTER Grade: 86%

By Loren Auda Poin on March 19, 2012

 

Lee Ranaldo

Between the Times & the Tides, Sonic Youth strummer Lee Ranaldo’s latest, was made by a guitarhead—but you won’t hear your garden-variety six-string here. At times sounding like Hendrix operating a theremin, and elsewhere resembling the mournful cries of lonesome satellites, Ranaldo and his fellow freakazoids emit frenzied chirps and peals zip-lining through the cloudy atmosphere wrought by the incredible band. The songs are accomplished and take surprising turns, shot through with a mellow fury that’s endlessly appealing.  

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