SYR7: J'Accuse Ted Hughes

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SYR7: J'Accuse Ted Hughes
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Live album / Studio album by Sonic Youth
Released April 22, 2008
Recorded April 8, 2000 and 2003
Genre Noise rock
Length 41:08
Label SYR
Producer Sonic Youth
SYR series chronology
SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage prisiminimui
(2005)SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage prisiminimui2005
SYR7: J'Accuse Ted Hughes
(2008)
SYR8: Andre Sider af Sonic Youth
(2008)SYR8: Andre Sider af Sonic Youth2008
Sonic Youth chronology
The Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities
(2006) The Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities2006
SYR7: J'Accuse Ted Hughes
(2008) SYR7: J'Accuse Ted Hughes2008
Hits Are for Squares
(2008) Hits Are for Squares2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The A.V. Club B-[1]
Blurt 6/10 stars[2]
MOG 7.5/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

SYR7: J'Accuse Ted Hughes is the seventh release in American group Sonic Youth's SYR series. It was released only on vinyl—the first in the series to receive no compact disc release—and featured two songs: "J'Accuse Ted Hughes", and "Agnès B. Musique". It consists of an improvised piece performed live during the band's April 8, 2000 performance at the first All Tomorrow's Parties festival, followed by an unused soundtrack for an Agnes B. fashion show.[5]

SYR7 followed the SYR series tradition of liner notes in foreign languages, in this case, Arpitan, a French regional language. The cover art comes from a negative NME review of the band's ATP performance, referencing previous SYR record Goodbye 20th Century with the headline "Goodbye 20th Century, goodbye talent!"[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "J'Accuse Ted Hughes" 22:53
2. "Agnès B Musique" 18:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (26 May 2008). "Free Kitten and Sonic Youth". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Ferguson, Jason (14 July 2008). "Sonic Youth - Master-Dik + J'Accuse Ted Hughes". Blurt. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Owen, Spenser. "Sonic Youth - SYR7 & SYR8". Spenser Owen blog. MOG. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sonic Youth: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "SONICYOUTH.COM DISCOGRAPHY - SYR7 J'ACCUSE TED HUGHES". SONICYOUTH.COM. May 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "SONICYOUTH.COM DISCOGRAPHY - SYR7 J'ACCUSE TED HUGHES". SONICYOUTH.COM. May 10, 2015.