Album Info

RELEASE
June 26, 1990
LABEL
DGC
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Indie Rock, American Underground, Noise-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

Any doubts as to the continuing relevance of Sonic Youth upon their jump to major-label status were quickly laid to rest by Goo, their follow-up to the monumental Daydream Nation. While paling in the shadow of its predecessor, the record is nevertheless a defiant call to arms against mainstream musical values; the Geffen logo adorning the disc is a moot point -- Goo is, if anything, a portrait of Sonic Youth at their most self-indulgently noisy and contentious, covering topics ranging from Karen Carpenter ("Tunic") to UFOs ("Disappearer") to dating Jesus' mom ("Mary-Christ"). Even Public Enemy's Chuck D joins the fracas on the single "Kool Thing," which teeters on the brink of a cultural breakthrough but falls just shy of the mark; the same could be said of Goo itself -- by no means a sellout, it nevertheless lacks the coherence and force of the group's finest work, and the opportunity to violently rattle the mainstream cage slips by.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Dirty Bootshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/dirty-boots/id364641?i=364639&uo=5
  2. Tunic (Song for Karen)http://itunes.apple.com/album/tunic-song-for-karen/id364641?i=364619&uo=5
  3. Mary-Christhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mary-christ/id364641?i=364621&uo=5
  4. Kool Thinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/kool-thing/id364641?i=364623&uo=5
  5. Motehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mote/id364641?i=364625&uo=5
  6. My Friend Goohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-friend-goo/id364641?i=364627&uo=5
  7. Disappearerhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/disappearer/id364641?i=364629&uo=5
  8. Mildred Piercehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mildred-pierce/id364641?i=364631&uo=5
  9. Cinderella's Big Scorehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/cinderellas-big-score/id364641?i=364633&uo=5
  10. Scooter + Jinxhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/goo/id364641?uo=5
  11. Titanium Exposéhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/titanium-expose/id364641?i=364637&uo=5
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