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CD Review
Sonic Youth - The Eternal

Sonic Youth

The Eternal
Record Label: Matador Records
Review by John Noyd
July 2009

Last month, Metric’s Emily Haines proclaimed to a sold-out show in Chicago, “Kim Gordon’s a genuine rock star Kim doesn’t make me want to be her - she makes me want to be a better me.” Pioneering legends/role models, Kim and company may not be as youthful as they once were, but are as sonic as ever. Their sixteen release, “Eternal,” stands as a testament to their outstanding legacy as Zen masters of post-punk fun; aping art-school lyrics, cathartic guitars and voodoo grooviness in a penetrating retrospect of evolving styles that morph from syrupy ghostliness to grinding cacophony. A catalogue of psychedelic cool erupting into impetuous adventures, “Eternal,” encapsulates a timelessly gritty hipness. A phenomenal live act, Sonic Youth visit Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater July 20th.

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