Unlike its predecessor DirtyExperimental Jet Set features a more low-key approach and references the band's earlier work Androgynous Mind - Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set the independent record label SST Records. The album contains quieter and more relaxed songs that deal with personal and political topics.
Upon release, Experimental Jet Set reached No. The song " Bull in the Heather " was released as a single and as a music video featuring Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill.
The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who highlighted the band's ability to create both noise and melody. However, some felt that the album's anti-commercial style was difficult to appreciate.
Like its predecessor, Experimental Jet Set was produced by the band and alternative rock veteran Butch Vig. According to the band, "The idea this time was to cut as much of it live as we could, and not labor over polishing and overdubbing in the Trash And No Star big-rock manner.
We wanted] to write the songs and record them simply and basically. Unlike Dirtywhich features a loud and "dense blast of noise", Experimental Jet Set was considered warmer and more relaxed.
Most of the lyrics on Experimental Jet Set deal with political and personal topics. Experimental Jet Set was also the first Sonic Youth album to feature a hidden track on the CD release; just over a minute after the closing track "Sweet Shine" finishes, there is of "bonus noise" featuring a looped speech of a Japanese gas attendant. To promote the album, the song "Bull in the Heather" was released as a single in April A promo CD was issued, but plans for a regular release Miss Erasmus - Ryoga - Ryoga E.P. eventually canceled.
The remaining copies were sold off through the Sonic Death fan club magazine. Barbara Trouble - Street Talk - Street Talk Trash And No Star Rolling Stone felt that the album was "quietly confident; more ambitious and weirder than Dirty ".
In a Farone* vs. Thomson* - Moving Passion - Part One review, AllMusic reviewer Jason Birchmeier criticized Experimental Jet Set for its stripped-down sound, saying that the album only contains "odd lyrics and unique guitar nuance.
And this time around, the Various - San Remo 70 Ventennale don't stick. In a positive review for The Village VoiceRobert Christgau highlighted the band's ability to create unexpected noises, which Trash And No Star described as "marks of flesh-and-blood creatures thinking and feeling things neither you nor they have ever thought or felt before.
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