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EVOL (album) by Sonic Youth 

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EVOL
EVOL by Sonic Youth (1986)
Overall rank: 714th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 366 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1986 (11th)
Top albums of the 1980s (111th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (714th)

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Sonic Youth bestography

EVOL is ranked 5th best out of 33 albums by Sonic Youth on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sonic Youth is Daydream Nation which is ranked number 54 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 37,910.

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Members who like this album also like: Doolittle by Pixies, Loveless by My Bloody Valentine and Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth.

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EVOL rankings

EVOL ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 366 votes)
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75/100
11/12/2018 05:56
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90/100
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85/100
From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 21:16
Dark and atmospheric, my second favorite of Sonic Youth.
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From PaperVinnie 10/28/2017 03:04
Without doubt one of their top 3 albums. It's hard to understate how important this record is to music. For those of you that may disagree: If this record didn't happen, Sister, and Daydream Nation, two of the most important and influential records of the late 80s couldn't have happened. Other than that, the other things that made this record great are as follow: they finally decided to incorporate mainstream song structures into their songs, and they fused that with their noisey punk roots, to make a beautiful and atmospheric album. Also first album to have a Lee vocal (In the Kingdom #19), and first album with Steve Shelley, completing the bands core lineup.

Favorite Tracks: Tom Violence, Star Power, In the Kingdom #19, Expressway to Yr Skull
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70/100
From nitomano 08/01/2016 20:08
Favoritas: Star Power, Shadow Of a Doubt, Tom Violence
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90/100
From garycottier 06/03/2016 16:38
A great noisy album that shifts from dark to light, from intense to calm, EVOL, is a great Sonic Youth album before their records became more accessible and straightforward. A fantastic album for the right time and mood.
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95/100
From rogue 04/06/2015 18:33
Dammit Kim Gordon, you're awesome.
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100/100
From jackeenan 03/31/2015 23:11
Sonic Youth's first album in a series of 3 perfect ones. Its their most atmospheric, dreamlike work, abarsive and dark, it's Sonic Youth at their peak(or start of their peak)
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From ItSaysDilbert 03/12/2015 02:49
"I never gave a damn 'bout the meter man, 'til i was the man who had to read the meters, man" - Mike Watt

Favorite Tracks: Tom Violence, Shadow of a Doubt, Green Light, Secret Girls

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From blackflag29 10/10/2014 03:14
Classic Sonic Youth, no more no less.
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80/100
From loverofmusic 03/25/2014 21:34
Fantastic album. There's just something about this album that takes you to places.....very dark, dreamy, somewhat nightmarish places.
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95/100
From RockyRaccoon 11/10/2013 15:50
Mesmerizing. I tried to listen to this for the first time while I was doing something and I had to stop and listen. I almost like this as much as "Daydream Nation", it's really close.
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