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Sonic Youth

1986

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E.V.O.L.

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2.8

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Nostalgic, listened to a lot of SY as a teenager, though not this album. Shoegaze-y and gothic at times (Marilyn Moore), melodic, driving and uplifting others (Madonna...). Love the interesting noises, distortions and discords.

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It is dissonant, out of tune, and gritty, and I enjoy it for it. It is a little bit up its own ass, but in an endearing way. I like it. It is definitely something you need to be in the right mood/headspace for though.

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Noisy, edgy, exciting

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I appreciate Sonic Youth but am more familiar with them from Daydream Nation onward. I like their experimentation and the use of multiple vocalists throughout the record. This earlier stuff is a bit rougher than what I'm used to with them and I find it to be a bit taxing as the record goes on. Sonic Youth is great but perhaps better in smaller doses like a track here and there on a mix/playlist. Looking forward to getting to their later albums on here.

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Meh. It's just sloppy noise-rock. There are so many Sonic Youth albums on this list. I don't get what all the fuss is about.

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5

What a turning point

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“Homero Simpson arruinó mi puerco, Cypress Hill me robo la orquesta y Sonic Youth asalta mi hielera! ¡LARGO DE AHÍ NIÑOS!” No me parece el mejor disco de Sonic Youth ni de cerca (daydream nation seria ese). Pero es inegable la contribución al rock depresivo y oscuro. Un montón de notas sueltas y marcadas que sin dudas influenciaron a muchos de los artistas que mas escucho hoy en día (Reznor, te estoy mirando a vos). Cuando pensaba que la música no se podía poner más angustiante que con los Smashing Pumpkins, salta esto, por suerte menos adolescente y más… Relatable. El aspecto técnico es espectacular… Steve Shelley es un baterista del carajo y se nota muchísimo en el disco, 10 años atrás podría haber tocado la batería en Joy Division y cuadraba perfecto. La voz de Kim Gordon (que mujer) tiene un aire super precursor que siento que después fue super imitado sin nadie que se le pueda acercar. Creo que el mundo de la música es un poco mejor gracias a la existencia de este disco, por mas que no sea mi favorito de la banda. Podría decirse que las contribuciones que hizo son mas que lo que el disco aporta auditivamente cuando lo escuchás. No se si lo voy a volver a escuchar en un futuro cercano, no porque no me guste, sino por el impacto que tiene en mí, cada vez que lo escucho mi cerebro se vuelve un corto de David Lynch.

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Larga vida a Sonic Youth? "Ruido" que sí me gusta. De acá conocía "Starpower", pero todo me gustó y especialmente "Madonna, Sean, and Me". Ruido darksss. 10/10

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Wonderful. I’ve listened to many SY, but not this one for some reason.

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hell yeah, love Sonic Youth I think I’ve listened to everything from Confusion Is Sex to Daydream Nation and while some albums are definitely better than others, I feel like there’s always something to appreciate in each one I’m excited to hear Goo, that looks like a really cool album, and of course I wanna hear their entire discography and of course EVOL gets a 10/10, some of my favorite songs from the whole discography are in there

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Really good.

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Three albums in Sonic Youth were well on the way to EVOLving a sound utterly unique to Sonic Youth. The underlying outbursts of pop, whilst present, are buried way deeper in the mix here than on later records, it's very much more Black Flag less Madonna. To an extent, it makes perfect sense that the album was released on SST alongside the likes of Husker Du and Minutemen but the sheer avant-garde-ness at the centre of Sonic Youth makes this so much more EVOLved than any of the other post-hardcore Greg Ginn was releasing at the time. It's an album of screeching guitars and spoken word surrealism, it's dark and sinister, it's dense and difficult "anti-rock", it's walls of noise with the very occasional outbreak of beauty. It's very fucking good.

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If I could mould an unsuspecting youth into doing every dark desire I have, then this record would certainly be the gritty soundtrack that accompanied all of the sick things I would conjure up. It should act as a warning to anyone under the age of 16. Stay clear of me. I'm dangerous. But that's what you like about me, isn't it?

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Noisy, raw, energetic and with a lot of depth.

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I like Sonic Youth. Groundbreaking for the Alternative scene.

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Need to get into more sonic youth

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I loved this but only because I was in the mood to get freaked out.

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This album sounds fresh, as if it could have been released yesterday. The themes and anxiety feel contemporary still, even apt for the current moment.

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Some good tracks on here, but overall, it's not my sound.

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Much better and more raw than Daydream Nation, and a magnificent composition rocking through

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This album is dope. Way more low-key and less scream-y than I expected it to be. Its nervous energy matches my own fevered work pitch.

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Sort of strange. Sounds like a mix of alternative rock and dark ambient music. I liked it.

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Noisy, tense post-punk indie rock. While it isn't their masterpiece that would come 2 years later, you do hear many of the foundations of that album being explored and distilled. Energetic, often angry and yet melodic vocals and hooks being buried beneath walls of sound. It's no wonder Sonic Youth often distills that gap between Black Flag and all the 90s indie rock bands that followed suit in my mind. They angrily and yet with a delicate pop touch thrashed the path forward.

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Este disco ni en pedo es para cuando estas bajón porque te tiras abajo del bondi. NO PARA CUANDO ESTAMOS EN UN CONFINAMIENTO DE UNA PANDEMIA. pero me gusta la banda 4 efes

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Their first of many great albums. This is their poppiest of their albums through Dirty (haven't listened to any after), and so this makes for a great introduction to Sonic Youth. Immediately in the first few songs you get a taste of who the singers are, the level of experimentation, and what style of rock they're going for. This is a slow transition from the no-wave of the previous two albums, but they're still quite distinctively punkish, relying more on noise rock and experimental techniques to create haunting noises. It often feels like the vocals are trying to fight more space against the dissonance and grittiness. The album flows really well from track to track. This isn't a masterpiece, especially not when compared to Daydream Nation, but it's still an excellent album that I'll be listening to time and time again. I can't even list my favorite tracks because I love all of them so much, except maybe "In the Kingdom #19" but it's still an amazing track. I found the lengthy closing track to be a great way to finish the chaos that is this album.

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I've only really heard Sonic Youth's hits, but this was... different. That being said, I loved how weird and avant-garde it was. Awesome.

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One of those albums that’s always been present in my life and has obviously influenced a huge number of bands I love, but I haven’t given it the time I should. Listening to it now, it’s fantastic & I really should dive back into their catalogue.

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Actually pretty chill to listen to as I worked

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Nice sounds.

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Makes me feel like a teenager again

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This is a pretth good Sonic Youth album.

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A raucous at times dissonant soundscape, I love it, but wouldn't put it above some other cleaner more tightly put together music

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Dope

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Pleasant surprise. I didn’t go into this expecting much but I really enjoyed it

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Loved it

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4.5/5. Pretty epic, pretty wild. Great youth

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Not one of their best but its Sonic Youth so of course its good

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Wow. This album has almost as many high points as SHACK has nonced kids today. He has a different meaning for sonic youth.

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this is by no means one of the best sonic youth albums, however its infinitely better than 50% of this list.

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sonic youth!!! but i like this less than i thought i would

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God the 1980s were a weird decade for music. It's like everything was happening all at once, and for all the amazing things that were happening in the foreground, you also have bands like Sonic Youth. The first thing this reminded me of was Slanted and Enchanted by Pavement, which came out 6 years after this album. This album is more introspective and darker, though. I feel like there is something about Sonic Youth that never quite translates from their live shows to their albums, though. I feel like I should like these albums more, but it ultimately feels like there isn't anything for me to sink my teeth into. I think what I really need is an instrumental Sonic Youth album. I feel like that is where they really shine, and the vocals kind of distract from their instrumentals on a lot of songs. 3/5

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not as good as goo, but not bad

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Ok

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Dope instrumentals

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Don't know much Sonic Youth, but I enjoy the style. I'm not sure this is their finest work though, some of it doesn't do much for me. Love the lofi/feedback/dissonance parts of it, but overall there aren't any tracks on here that are ones I'd wanna go back to listen, except maybe "Shadow of a Doubt".

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When I thought this was from 1996 I thought it was lame. When I realized it was *86* that changed my perspective. Still, I wasn’t doing the drugs these guys were doing, so it didn’t really jive with me

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They'll guard your watercooler real good

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false

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I think this is one of those bands that what you hear on the radio is probably enough.

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Not their best like but decent

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Dit moet ik toch echt op mijn gemak luisteren, want er gebeurt zoveel op deze plaat. Nooit echt goed verdiept in deze band, dus kan er nog niet veel over zeggen. Wat er van mee kreeg, klonk iig spannend.

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its not bad

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Still too intense.

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Ich weiß noch wie neugierig ich auf diese Band war, von der ich nur das T-Shirt kannte. Der geheimnisvolle Gesang und die noisig-schrabbeligen Klänge, dabei trotzdem so harmonisch und eingängig. Hör ich gerne mal allein über Kopfhörer. Neben Hits wie Starpower sind allerdings auch ein paar anstrengende Lieder dabei.

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Mag ich allein schon für den Gastauftritt bei den Gilmore Girls.

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Simpático. Puede ser que no haya estado del humor suficiente para poder apreciarlo. Shadow Of A Doubt fue lo que me quedó más grabado. Lo voy a volver a escuchar en otro momento.

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it's alright. Kinda bleak.

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Decent

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juventude sonica

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quite dark, quite good. How many sonic youth albums are on this thing....

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Better than the other Sonic Youth album I listened to. Still not quite my thing.

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I think I liked Goo better, not a fan of this one, it felt pretty monochrome to me and I wasn't listening to the lyrics too close

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Liked this.

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Wouldn’t rush to listen to again

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Don't really get this album. It's not bad or anything but this kind of music doesn't do much for me.

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Not my favorite Sonic Youth. Shadow of a Doubt a highlight.

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I am learning that I like the longer instrumental parts of Sonic youth songs and just do not care for the vocals at all. After a rocky start I settled into this record and ended up liking it a lot. I suspect it and the rest of their work grows on a fella.

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Not for me apart from casual listening.

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3/5

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not as good as their other stuff, still decent

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6/10

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Un album d'une sombritude absolument démentielle de la part de nos amis du groupe Sonic Youth. Leurs deux premiers albums ayant été nettement surcotés de ma part, je leur retire cette fois-ci une étoile dans un souci de rééquilibrage.

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Gillar ju Sonic Youth, men det här var lite monotont. Helt ok helhetsintryck, men saknar höjdpunkterna som finns på några av de andra plattorna (Kool Thing!!)

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Gillar det, lite artsy men inte för mkt, bra punkig känsla

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Another one that I wanted to like more than I did. I liked some of the heavier bass riffs and instrumentals, but overall didn't quite click with me.

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Enjoyed this, not as much as say iron maiden but didn't hate it as much as most metal type bands. can't say a single song stood out.

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Rock alternativo oscuro. Me ha disgustado menos que el resto de los que he escuchado de SY. Ni fu ni fa.

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great rock album, interesting melodies but album seems kinda unequal

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Much less noisy than the other Sonic Youth releases that I got on this list, so, much more enjoyable. I'll not become a fan of the band and I don't consider them so relevant to stay with more than one album on the 1001 list, however, this is a nice album and it's a good way to spend 37 minutes.

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EVOL still has the rawness of early Sonic Youth records, but is a clear transition to a more alternative rock sound, leaving the noise rock and no wave sounds behind. Gondon's compositions, like "Shadow of a Doubt", are album highlights, just like every tracks with her vocals, like "Starpower", which sounds ominous and very post-punk in style. It shows a growing band, with still so much to create.

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Cacophonous, atmospheric and seductive in a way only Sonic Youth can really achieve. It's not as streamlined or as sonically rich as some of their later albums (Teenage Daydream, notably) but there is a raging energy to this that the grimier production complements

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its like goth rock/punk a bit alternative and musically interesting but doesnt really listen very well to me

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Weird one this because I wouldn't listen to it again, haven't added any tracks to the playlist... but it's very good

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I get what they're doing here and I don't like it. Apart from Kim Gordon's tracks. But then that's Kim Gordon for ya - always Sonic Youth's underestimated MVP..

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The opposite of "groovy". Cool. I enjoyed it more than "Goo", but it's still not driving me crazy. At certain points, unbelievably pretentious. Favorite tracks: "Tom Violence", "Death to Our Friends"

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very dark, kinda ghotic album, didn't know sonic youth sounded like that. why would you be rude to nardwuar though you jerks

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I'm not a Sonic Youth fan. I listened to them a lot when I was younger, but after a while, they came to represent something I didn't like in rock music. They sounded like bored, disaffected rich kids. The noise in their noise rock wasn't visceral and energetic like that of contemporaries like Unsane or Big Black or Jesus Lizard. They didn't sound like the dirty underclass, they sounded like trustfund brats. Their music sounded like the soundtrack of waking up after three days of partying in a ritzy hotel with a nasty hangover and cigarette burns all over the carpet and wine stains on the drapes. But if I were to pick an era of Sonic Youth I did like, it would be early Sonic Youth. It was *more* urgent. It was *more* visceral. There were moments didn't sound blase. It still isn't my favorite... it's an artsy fartsy sort of noise rock that took the Velvet Underground's blueprint and amped up the emotional coldness without replicating the tunefulness that gave Velvet Underground a sense of balance so they actually felt like potentially likeable human beings. The biggest offender, though, is the production, There is a smothered, squashed sound to Sonic Youth's music while it would benefit from a lot more separation and dynamic range. If you're not going to commit to the heaviness of noise rock, don't compress it like you're making heavy music. The fuzziness of these recordings doesn't add anything to these songs and just feels like an artificial attempt to make the music sound warmer. I don't know, it's better than the buttheaded heaviness of Metallica, but as far as rock critic sacred cows go, I find less redeemable qualities than Radiohead, who I also find to be pretty overrated. I guess they're better than The Smiths, though. And Tom Violence slaps.

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Like a bridge between Velvet Underground and grunge. Lots of spoken word.

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I hadn't heard this before and found it interesting hearing the band finding their sound, but it isn't an album I'll return to.

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Die Musik erinnert mich an Placebo, aber da wo ich Melodien oder überzeugende Rhythmen erwarte, stoße ich meistens nur auf Lärm und Langeweile. Die Texte empfinde ich ebenso als lieblos, aber bei der massiven Discography lässt mich das Gefühl nicht los, dass die Band noch Potential hat. Nur deswegen verbanne ich sie nicht unmittelbar auf die schwarze 1-Punkte-Liste.

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Not a fan

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Cansei de dar nota 2 nas músicas... Se tem uma coisa q eu descobri ouvindo esses álbuns é q é mto difícil gostar de algo dos anos 80.

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So much noise 🙀

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Didn’t like. Don’t see the appeal.

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Meh.

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At first I was excited because it sounded like grunge, but it turned out to be pretty boring. It felt like they grabbed a random person from the streets and put her in the position of lead singer. No passion whatsoever. I read on wikipedia though that Sonic Youth influenced the development of grunge - so kudos for that. Two stars.

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Never clicked with Sonic Youth, but I can see the draw and the uniqueness of them. Enjoyed the album but like always, nothing stood out.

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Waarom zou je dit soort naargeestige muziek willen maken?

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Info voor de auteurs: Als een band 'credibly cool' is wil dat nog niet zeggen dat ALLE albums die ze gemaakt hebben automatisch briljant zijn en voor moeten komen in de lijst van de 1001 albums die je gehoord moet hebben voor je gaat hemelen.

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Nooit echt een lekker album gevonden van Sonic Youth

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It's not really moving me. I'm not hearing a lot of variety in the songs.

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Never got them. I’ve tried - it was passable noise

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Too much of it goes nowhere and the singer is a wet flannel.

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Just a wall of noise. Not the worst thing I've ever heard but wouldn't go back to it.

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Not entirely pleasant, but I appreciate their experimentation and it was interesting.

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Hm, beim Autofahren gehört. Irgendwie ist da wenig hängengeblieben - vielleicht zu untecht...

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A bit too avant garde for my taste - one for hard core music fans

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I am not a big fan of the atonal noise-pop music of Sonic Youth, although there were a few tracks that I would listen to again: Starpower, In The Kingdom #19, and Bubblegum

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Better than some of the other Sonic Youth albums I've heard but still not a fan.

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Quizás no estaba de humor para escucharlo pero se me hizo un toque difícil. No me disgustó igual.

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not their best

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Not the best singing voices

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A bit redundant and a droning whiny with a solid serving of punky. A bit monotonous

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I liked their other album we did better

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Nothing compelling here for me. Meh

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Not a favorite. Just not my genre

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A lot darker than one was anticipating.

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I know of Sonic Youth. I have heard a song or two in passing, but I can't tell you anything other than that they are a band. I have now listened to an album, and I'm still not sure what I can tell you about the band. I didn't hate anything on the album. I'm not sure what this music is, or who listens to it. I would give the band a second chance with a different album or track, but so far Sonic Youth does not seem like it's music for me.

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nah, not good. and the album cover freaks me out.

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First listen. Need to hear more. Ok.

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A bit too pretentious and arty for me, but can appreciate the experimentation. Didn't really have any tracks that resonated with me.

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I can respect this album for what it is, but it is way too avantgarde for me. Though I have never listened to Sonic Youth before, this almost feels like a "transitional" album in a way between crazy/experimental sounds and a more traditional pop structure (though I am not sure which way they are transitioning at this point in their career). For every moment that resembles an average pop song, you get a "In the Kingdom #19" or "Death to Our Friends" that is out-of-this-world weird (did like some of the instrumentals on DtOF though). The best song in terms of both sides of the spectrum was Madonna, Sean, and Me (although the ending has no right to be that long since it is just ambient noise), but I can't say anything here is fully clicking with me. I could see them progressing past this album, but I don't really have the desire to see what else they have done since 1986. 2/5. NOTE: Did listen to their top rated song on Spotify out of curiosity (Teen Age Riot), and it was much better than any of the songs on EVOL. They definitely went more pop (probably controversial based on everything else I heard today), but I feel they made the right move.

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Les Sonic Youth recoltent ici un 2 pour l'ensemble de leur oeuvre musicale, leur présence à trois reprises dans la liste étant une honte absolue. C'est ce que je m'appretai à écrire, avant d'effectuer une dernière vérification sur le nombre d'apparition du groupe Sonic Youth dans la liste des 1001. Il se trouve que ce groupe revient à 5 reprises, c'est une boucle infernale, un cauchemar sans fin, un scandale d'état.

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A bit meh.

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1986. Starpower

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Not my style

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gnirob

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I said this a few reviews ago so I'm just repeating myself here, but 80s alternative from the US that doesn't come from Seattle is always lame. This is just shoegazey shit, high school garage band quality/talent. 2/5.

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I don't mind guitars being used to make noise and in the right context, when made by a skilled musician, it can really enhance a song. My problem with this album is they don't appear to have the basic requirements; they don't know how to write a song, can't really sing and the lyrics are trite. Kind of reminds me of when I first got an electric guitar, reverb unit and a tascam 4 track and would make lots of weird noise because it was fun to do. But every now and again my dad would come in and tell me to f-ing shut up with that bloody racket (he didn't actually swear, but I could see that's what he was thinking). Now in my forties, I think I can finally see where he was coming from.

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2nd listen. I don't get the reason for so many Sonic Youth albums on this list. For me, this one is just ok. 2/5

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evol, huh? im open to it.

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2nd sonic youth album, also not my cup of tea. Too much ambient nothingness for me

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Soniczna mlodziez z swoim trzecim studyjnym krazkiem evol z roku 1986 jest tym wszystkim czym moze tylko byc indyjskie granie w stylu post punkowym, wiec awangardowe brzmienie, ktore bedzie cechowala przede wszystkim charczaca gitarka poprzesterowana, diabelki w budce nagraniowej, jak na in the kingdom, wokale zmieniajace sie z minuty na minute, raz zenskie raz meskie wokale, to wlasnie wokale pani Kim Gordon sa jak dla mnie czescia nagrania ktora chcialbym z niego wyciac, dodatkowo jedyne dwa traki z ciekawie zagranym basem, to wlasnie te na ktorych Mike Watt ja zastepuje, na plejke dodam jeden z nich zamykajacy plyte bubblegum, ktory dodatkowo jest coverem, a nie orginalnym trakiem zespolu, bo co do kontentu lirycznego to jest on ubogi nie tylko ze wzgledu na to, ze traki takie krotkie i niezbyt obfite w slowa, ale jak przystalo na indyjskie granie jest mialko i o niczym robiac nawiazania do wszystkiego co sie da, wiec otwierajacy trak jest listem milosnym do pana Toma Verlaine, ktory byl frontmenem Television, ktorzy juz sie pojawili na plejce i pokazali, ze skape w liryke traki rowniez moga byc ciekawe, tutaj tego nie ma i gdyby nie bubblegum i in the kingdom, to te prawie 40 minut bym sie wynudzil, nie pamietam kiedy ostatnio hamerykanski album indyjsko punkowy tak bardzo wydawal mi sie nijaki jak ta plyta

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Still not good. I don't understand the draw to Sonic Youth. Nothing worth listening to on this album

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Well... after listening to 3 Sonic Youth albums, i can say that this is my favorite. The first 3 songs are not too experimental and sound like dirty/edgy alternative. Unfortunately it devolves quite a bit from there... and ends up sounding like a Sonic Youth album. A high 2.

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Dark, broody, and not much sense.

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Much noise, not-so-much substance. 2/5

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This is the second Sonic Youth album to come up. My review of this album is essentially exactly the same as my first, which I shall quote verbatim here: "Listened to this earlier today and I do believe that I have forgotten every single last thing about it. It can't have been objectionable, but it sure wasn't memorable. "

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Listened to it while doing stuff and didn't really notice it in the background. Thought it would be punkier.

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Ah, my ex-husband's favorite. And one of the more painful concert memories I have. But let's try to listen with an open mind, shall we? Yeah, still don't love it. But more listenable than I was expecting. By the time I got to Bubblegum I felt like I had the hang of the album. I get why he liked it, he always was deeper than me. And more troubled and depressed. I prefer a little more order and optimism. I'm glad I listened to a whole Sonic Youth album carefully start to finish. I don't imagine I will visit it again.

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Really want to like this album, but it's not grabbing me.

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Nah, not interested

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Early Sonic Youth is pretty raw, dissonant, experimental and somewhat disturbing so it takes some effort to get into it. I must admit that I prefer their latter material such as Sister, Goo, Daydream and Rather Ripped which is more melodic and less dissonant. Its interesting that Wiki describes them as moving from their experimental No Wave roots to a greater pop sensibility because I only hear No Wave here and no pop at all.

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So many sonic Youth albums.... I give this one a lower mark because 1) it doesn't have the one or two power songs that I want to play loud in my car over and over or ride my bike to (though Starpower is in that mold, but like much of the album, lacks energy) 2) I'm just getting tired of The Sonic Youth sound - this the 4th album, of 5. For a band to have 5+ albums on 1001, you'd think the sound would evolve more than this (think David Bowie, Neil Young or even Elvis Costello) but they sound pretty much the same to me.

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Couldn’t find reason to push this higher when compared to other albums

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I came to the Sonic Youth party just a little late, and missed their first few LPs, including this one, the third in their catalogue, and the first to feature drummer Steve Shelley. His shuffle style is fundamentally important to the overall sound of the band, but on E.V.O.L. he’s still searching for his place. Likewise, the rest of the band have not yet completely found their signature sound yet either, making for a musically disappointing experience for this listener, an otherwise big fan. Melody isn’t at the top of Sonic Youth’s composition list to begin with, but I couldn’t locate a one in the bunch on this LP. I also found myself questioning the point of the ambience on ‘Secret Girl’ or ‘Death to Our Friends,’ as two examples. What significance does it play? How does it serve the song? Neither Thurston Moore of Kim Gordon’s vocals ever rose to the occasion, and Lee Ranaldo’s sole composition (usually one of the best on any of their LPs) was just ok as a spoken word performance, but I couldn’t discern a song amidst the din. Lastly, to include Mike Watt, the legendary Minutemen bassist, on two songs and not be able to even hear him kind of defeats the purpose of inviting him to play in the first place. This hurts me to write this review, because beginning with their very next LP and for the next three decades that followed, Sonic Youth put out some of the finest, most creative and enjoyable music around. Alas, I’m unable to give much E.V.O.L. for this one. Truer still, I couldn’t really find much to even E.K.I.L.

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Sciapo e insignificante 2

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No me convenció

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Not so much my style

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Wtf is this. Not fun at all to listen to. These people are troubled.

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Much like the Velvet Underground, I guess I just don't get this style of music. It sounds like a group of musicians, sitting around in a garage plucking and screwing around while somebody hit the record button. Maybe that's the point? Lyrics are ho-hum. I guess I really just crave more structure to a song (or at least a hook)! I'm not getting anything and while I understand there's people who like this "style" of music and will call this a classic, I can't even make it through 4 songs.

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Don't know how pitchfork gave this a 9.4. Way too experimental for my taste

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Klingt wie eine Schülerband. Das erste Album, dem ich absolut gar nichts abgewinnen konnte, keine Ahnung, warum das in dieser Liste auftaucht.

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bleh

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Boring and terrible. Hated every single song in equal measure.

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Its a no from me, as the saying goes.

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😩

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25 Minuten haben gereicht. Hab keinen Zeit und Lust gehabt, mehr über das Album zu lernen. My loss, maybe...

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horrível

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buen album xra tener d fondo como si fuera ruido blanco..

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Ok, eu nao gosto de Sonic Youth

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Pretty tuneless, surprised at the weakness. Started ok, then became noise. Not as bad as pere ubu!

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I didn't like the first album of this that was suggested. Why would I like this one?

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avant garde noise

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Really wasn't in the mood for this one. If you had no idea that if you hit a guitar it makes a noise for a bit and you had no concept of music then this may have some surprises for you. You'd have more fun picking up a guitar and hitting it at random yourself.

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Not a fan.

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Yuk. This is the sound of walking into a hoarder house and finding a decomposing corpse. I hated it.

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If I could give 0 stars, I would.

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I don’t know how to describe this album other than it is all ugly

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Too chaotic for my musical taste. Somehow was both too much and too little at the same time

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Ugh, horrible noise. Would probably scrape 2 stars if they didn’t have such a famous name and I expected much better.

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