Washing Machine

Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1995 Ratings: #130 / 439
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Based on 132 ratings
1995 Ratings: #56
September 26, 1995 / Release Date
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The Diamond Sea is a 10/10 song
This is their most hypnotic release yet.

Sonic Youth steps it up a tad more, with plenty of sour, abrasive cuts to rip into your traditional rock sensibilities, balanced out by mellower ones that keep it on the down-low. Aside from several tracks that overstay their welcome, this thing is satisfyingly crunchy ("Saucer-Like"), and if not that, genuinely unsettling ("Skip Tracer" and "Little Trouble Girl", the latter of which features none other than Kim Deal from ... read more
Sonic Youth's 1995 release, "Washing Machine" deviates from the other 90s-era Sonic Youth Albums from the first half of the decade. Unlike those other albums, "Washing Machine" allows Sonic Youth to explore ideas and go on long experiments in a way they haven't done in years. "Washing Machine" is the first 90s record from Sonic Youth that doesn't sound anything similar to Nirvana.

There's a lot in "Washing Machine" to remind me of the older days of ... read more
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Added on: May 21, 2013