EVOL (album) by Sonic Youth

EVOL
EVOL by Sonic Youth (1986)
Overall rank: 702nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 404 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1986 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (107th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (702nd)

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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 58 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 38,529.

Sonic Youth album bestography « Higher ranked (671st) This album (702nd) Lower ranked (1,590th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth, Loveless by My Bloody Valentine and Doolittle by Pixies.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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79/100 (from 404 votes)
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From xhitmanx 06/25/2019 15:49
Solid album, nice and dark. Expressway To Yr Skull is the best song on the album.
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From Kingturtle 06/17/2019 22:57
best LP of all from 1986.
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From RoundTheBend 03/12/2019 03:39
This has a warmth to it more than any other Sonic Youth album I've listened to.
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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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From nitomano 08/01/2016 20:08
Favoritas: Star Power, Shadow Of a Doubt, Tom Violence
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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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From rogue 04/06/2015 18:33
Dammit Kim Gordon, you're awesome.
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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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Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
7. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
8. Reign In Blood by Slayer
9. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
10. EVOL by Sonic Youth
11. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
12. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
13. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
14. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
15. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
16. Brotherhood by New Order
17. Scoundrel Days by a-ha
18. True Blue by Madonna
19. Invisible Touch by Genesis
20. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden


 
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