Sonic Youth – The Eternal (8/10)


More Sonic than Youth this past decade or so, SY show no sign of giving up, selling out, or departing from the detuned indie noise rock blueprint they created nearly thirty years ago. On the contrary, they consistently prove themselves capable of putting on mesmerising live shows and release another great album every few years.

Not as immediately accessible as its predecessor Rather Ripped, The Eternal is still full of richly textured noise jam whorl, bookish lyrical references (Andy Warhol, Gregroy Corso), and utterly unmistakable, completely great song writing.