Thurston Moore, 'Trees Outside the Academy' (Ecstatic Peace!)

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Trees Outside the Academy
Critical Mass
Label: Ecstatic Peace

by Joe Gross

On the singer/guitarist's second, song-oriented solo album, he doesn't stray far from his main band's template -- the chord shapes are familiar (albeit acoustic), Lee Ranaldo's wonky leads are filled in by a violin (however mellow), and Trees Outside the Academy slots in beautifully with Sonic Youth's strikingly consistent 21st-century work. Moore's first solo record, 1995's Psychic Hearts, was reissued last year and has aged beautifully. This one will probably sound just as forward-thinking a decade from now, even the final track, a portrait of the musician as a 13-year-old performance artist.

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More on Thurston Moore: September 2007: The SPIN Interview

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