Bad Moon Rising

Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1985 Ratings: #48 / 95
User Score
Based on 197 ratings
1985 Ratings: #28
Liked by 4 people
March 1, 1985 / Release Date
LP / Format
Homestead / Label
Sonic Youth, Martin Bisi, John Erskine / Producer
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Flaming pumpkin head
noise robk haha
LP Version: 7,5
CD Version: 7,6 (It has 4 bonus tracks)

"Bad Moon Rising" is the first great album in Sonic Youth's catalogue, because its sound captures succesfully their anger and darkness and they actually sound like professional musicians. The sound of the album is nightmarish and sinister, and symbolises the end of the years of innocence, it shows the social corruption and moral decay of the society. While I like what's going on here conceptually and lyrically, but it is ... read more
It's scarry how this band gathered the dark noise of the metropolis, placed it in a jack o'lantern and set it on fire to praise the bad moon that was rising from the gutters.
Hide behind the abandonned cars and watch the ceremony, if you can stand it!
Damn, no. "Brave Men Run", "Society is a Whole" and "Death Valley '69" are decent, but the rest is bad, with very few good moments. I tend to dislike noise rock, mostly when it sounds like construction tools shit, which is exactly the case here. Just too much dissonant, pointless music for my taste. It's not horrible, although I couldn't help thinking "Jeez, why??" on tracks like "Ghost Bitch". Those who like the genre may like 'Bad Moon ... read more
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Added on: May 21, 2013