Sonic Youth - EVOL


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EVOL is an album full of suspense. Taken together with its follow-up, Sister, EVOL provides the cornerstone upon which the 'Sonic Youth sound' is built, due in part to the debut of drummer Steve Shelley, who would remain with the band permanently. 

EVOL is ground zero for the combination of chiming guitars and atonal skronk, qualities mostly absent on the band's first EP and only hinted at on previous albums. It is on EVOL that Sonic Youth first happens upon the muggy delirium with which they would make with their name, launching a half million imitators in its wake. 

This, the band's third album, originally released in 1986, has been reissued on Sonic Youth's own Goofin Records. 

"On EVOL, the pieces were still laid bare: bent glitter-pop here, macabre spoken-word there, gauzy instrumental noise, a persistent clatter, all with a reverby DIY iridescence that sounds buried in the ground. EVOL is “underground” as both form and aesthetic: deconstructed and raw, dim and boomy" - Jenn Pelly, Pitchfork 


  1. Green Light 
  2. Star Power 
  3. Secret Girl 
  4. Tom Violence 
  5. Death to Our Friends 
  6. Shadow of a Doubt 
  7. Marilyn Moore 
  8. In the Kingdom #19 
  9. Madonna, Sean and Me 
  10. Bubblegum [CD only]


  • US import 
  • CD housed in jewel case
  • CD includes bonus track, 'Bubblegum' 



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Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Sister   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Goo   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Dirty   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)   CD 
Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts & Flowers   LP 
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse   2LP 
Sonic Youth - Battery Park, NYC July 4th 2008   LP 
Sonic Youth - The Eternal   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Hits Are For Squares   CD 


see also: 
Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album   LP | CD 


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