A Thousand Leaves is the tenth studio album by American rock band Sonic Youth, released on May 12, 1998 by DGC Records. It was the band's first album recorded at their own studio in Lower Manhattan, which was built with the money they had made at the 1995 Lollapalooza festival. Since the band had an unlimited amount of time to work in their studio, the album features numerous lengthy and improvisational tracks that were developed unevenly. The highly experimental extended plays Anagrama, Slaapkamers met slagroom, and Invito al ĉielo were recorded simultaneously with the album.
A Thousand Leaves reached mumber 85 on the US Billboard 200 and number 38 on the UK Albums Chart. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised the lengthy, quiet guitar interplay between band members Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo. However, some criticized the forced vocal delivery of member Kim Gordon and found several tracks to be unnecessarily long and poorly constructed. The song "Sunday" was released as a single with a music video directed by Harmony Korine and starring American actor Macaulay Culkin.
Label: DGC 00602547431042
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: UK & Europe
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
A1 Contre Le Sexisme
A3 Female Mechanic Now On Duty
B1 Wildflower Soul
B3 French Tickler
C1 Hits Of Sunshine (For Allen Ginsberg)
C2 Karen Koltrane
D1 The Ineffable Me
D2 Snare, Girl
D3 Heather Angel