Boomkat Product Review:
Sonic Youth's The Destroyed Room B-Sides and Rarities, a much needed compilation of unreleased flourishes, longform drifters, lesser known b-sides and unreleased tracks from SY's post 1995 pre 2006 period, including that 26 minute version of The Diamond Sea - woosh.
"Choice collection of B-sides, rarities, alternate takes and previously unreleased tracks dating back to 1993. New York's most influential avant-garde rock band, Sonic Youth, follow up their critically acclaimed 2006 release, Rather Ripped, with a special set sure to please fans and completists.
The Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities, a collection of near-hidden Sonic Youth gems hand-picked by the band, brings together songs from throughout the band's tenure at Geffen Records.
Focusing on tracks previously available only on limited-edition compilations, vinyl-only releases, or as B-Sides or international singles, The Destroyed Room also features material that has never before been released."