Sonic Youth’s Evol is their third album from 1986 and as the title may hint towards, Evol is the album which sees Sonic Youth evolve into a rockier sound which always reminds me a bit of The Doors, as the sound swells from crashing guitar into murky drums effortlessly.
Available on vinyl or CD. CD comes with an additional track which also comes with the vinyl’s download code.
8/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 22nd June 2015
For me, "Evol" is Sonic Youth's second best album of the bunch they released for Blast First after their classic "Daydream Nation". There's a foreboding gloom throughout the album which is typified by "Tom Violence", "Shadow Of A Doubt" and the magnificent dark epic "Expressway To Yr Skull". The gloom is lifted by moments of Sonic Youth-style pop though, such as the brilliant "Star Power" and their version of Kim Fowley's "Bubblegum".
There are some Sonic Youth-by-numbers bits such as "Death To Our Friends" which has drummer Steve Shelly doing what he does and Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore playing guitars with drumsticks and screwdrivers - it's what you want from a Sonic Youth album.
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