Rock n Roll Consciousness, is less a blast of sonic death than it is a suggestion and a meditation bound together with guitar strings. At the very least, it all goes to show that music and individuality are really good at keeping you young and vital, unless there’s a portrait of Thurston in an attic no one knows about. Also: the worthwhile earthquakery of Rogue Squares (Elaine Carey and Carlos Giffoni) and sonic psychotropics from The Renderers.
While Thurston Moore Group — My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley and British guitarist James Sedwards — plough familiar fields of queasily descending notes and flowering undertones of discomfiting truths, you can actually make out the lyrics and there are melodies and beats that stick with you due to their virtuous repetition. Their latest album,