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Lee Ranaldo: Between The Times And The Tides
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While the Sonic Youth guitarist has released a number of solo experimental recordings, this is the first song-oriented rock album under his own name. He’s joined by a stellar lineup including fellow guitarists Nels Cline and Alan Licht, keyboardist John Medeski and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley on this consistently strong set of richly textured songs combining the poppier side of Sonic Youth’s atmospheric avant-rock with jangly folk-rock, highlighted by lots of sparkling guitar interplay and Ranaldo’s sturdy melodies. 3/16/2012 - Don Yates