Thurston Moore’s “Benediction” on NPR

Posted by Jason Diamond

Two of the three albums in Thurston Moore’s solo canon are masterpieces (I can’t vouch for the 1999 record, Vouch, because I haven’t listened to it, also because it’s such a massive collaborative effort, that I feel weird calling it ‘solo’).  Psychic Hearts and Trees Outside the Academy are records that are nearly as crucial as any of his work in Sonic Youth (please note the stress on the word “nearly”), and are both full of some of Moore’s most beautiful work.

NPR is currently streaming the first release off his forthcoming solo endeavor, Demolished Thoughts.  It’s lush and lovely, and makes me excited to hear the rest of the album.