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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.

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Release Date: 06/15/1990
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642429723
catalogNumber: 24297
Rank: 9811

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Goo 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Gavin from Dublin and just writing to advise to buy this album.It is pure brillance.I could give a detailed and profound analysis of the excellent song structure,brillant vocals and excellent guitar riffs which are both addictive and catchy. NUFF SAID! PeaceandLove
Nick_Hemlock More than 1 year ago
While Goo isn't as good as Daydream Nation or Dirty, it's still awesome. You cannot beat Mote, Tunic, Mary-Christ, Kool Thing...etc there are many good songs on this album. This is a good SY album to start with, it's probably their most accessible. Highly recommended.
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