Lee Ranaldo and The Dust
Last Night On Earth - MATADOR
FILTER Grade: 71%
By Loren Auda Poin on October 10, 2013
As a former pillar of Sonic Youth, Lee Ranaldo has earned his rock honors. Despite these laurels, Ranaldo should have relegated his latest solo effort, Last Night On Earth, to basement-tape status. Lacking the ferocity of his previous turns, these songs feature little save trite lyrics, tasteless jams and fantastically good engineering. Ranaldo and his band are unparalleled musicians but have fallen prey to a disaster that normally besets younger bands—a great sound and nothing said.