The Eternal (studio album) by Sonic Youth

The Eternal by Sonic Youth
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-06-09
Overall rank: 3,838th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 149 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2009 (70th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (723rd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,838th)
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Sonic Youth bestography

The Eternal is ranked 11th best out of 33 albums by Sonic Youth on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sonic Youth is Daydream Nation which is ranked number 68 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,512.

Sonic Youth album bestography « Higher ranked (3,693rd) This album (3,838th) Lower ranked (3,912th) »
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The Eternal track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 149 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.8/100, a mean average of 72.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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70/100
From 11/28/2020 17:51
Very good final album. Best song is anti-orgasm.
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From 10/28/2017 03:27
Of all Sonic Youth albums, this one seems to have people split the most.
As a fan of Sonic Youth, I love this album, it's a return to their roots as an indie band but it also has hints of straightforward rock in there too. It's not an essential album for the casual listener, but I would recommend it to any fan of Alternative music, or anyone who enjoys other stuff by SY. The only moment I'll point out on this album that I would show to anyone is "Massage the History", a fantastic ballad that is completely different from anything else SY ever out out, truly one of their best songs.

Favorite Tracks: Anti-Orgasm, Antenna, What We Know, Malibu Gas Station, No Way, Walkin Blue, Massage the History.
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70/100
From 10/24/2012 21:51
Best album of the 2000s to me, has some great songs to chill while long boarding
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From 10/09/2010 01:57
Everything sounds the same. It's the musical equivalent of wet snow.
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From 10/17/2009 02:09
great album, the best of 2009
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