Between The Times And The Tides
With Sonic Youth seemingly on a break it was a treat to receive this new Lee Renaldo solo album, the first where the alternative rock guitarist has explored conventional songwriting outside of the band.
Renaldo has contributed some memorable compositions to Sonic Youth but his solo work is often challenging, sitting far outside the mainstream with free improvisation, drones and noise-rock baffling even some Sonic Youth fans.
Here the sound is similar to Pavement and to many of our own Flying Nun bands. A superb set of alternative-pop songs from an innovative guitarist and writer.