The Best Day
Reviewed by: Jordy Lyric
Thurston Moore, formerly of Sonic Youth, expresses less of his usual introspective and artistic musical wanderlust on his fifth solo release, The Best Day, and takes more of a direct alternative rock approach to his songs. Though ambient intros and musical arrangements reminisce his earlier solo works in their avant-garde, earthy noise, they seem less free-form and more calculated.
Lyrically, the album is sophisticated and introspective, but not quite as poetic. Grungy noises infiltrate the instrumentation, sort of like reading a poem on paper with burnt edges. The album sprawls at times, and at others, gets a little punk-y, and I’d expect no less from Moore. All in all, it’s an enjoyable mix between sprawl and spring, and Moore has yet again put out a solid album.