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Lee Ranaldo: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 10 June 2012

THE APPARENT END of Sonic Youth has produced the unlikely emergence of the band's co-founder as a sweetly tuneful rocker. After 30 years crafting walls of detuned guitar noise with the New York punk provocateurs, Lee Ranaldo is touring the highly melodious Between the Times and Tides, which swaps the usual left-field influences of John Zorn and Glenn Branca for melodic rock reminiscent of the Lemonheads, REM and (gulp) Don Henley, the Eagles' king of wistful adult-oriented rock.

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