Walls Have Ears

Sonic Youth - Walls Have Ears
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
Liked by 9 people
February 9, 2024 / Release Date
Live / Format
Goofin' / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Drawn from recordings of UK shows in 1985, Walls Have Ears is a wild, unvarnished listen that gets back to the difficult, defiant essence of Sonic Youth.

90
AllMusic

Having your mind and eardrums blown at any of these shows would have been amazing, but witnessing Sonic Youth reclaim this part of their history with an official, cleaned-up version of Walls Have Ears comes close.

80
Exclaim!
Sonic Youth outgrew and outpaced their sound quicker than anyone, even themselves, could keep up with. They were swept up in the power and sensation of the waves.
78
Pitchfork
This storied 1986 live bootleg captured the band on the cusp between New York Noise act and alt-rock behemoth. Thirty-eight years later, it finally gets an official release.
77
Spectrum Culture

As a document of what made Sonic Youth such a captivating force to begin with, one is unlikely to find something as pulverizing as Walls Have Ears.

Melancoholic
65

Decent.

Yandhi_Is_King
90

Sonic Youth starts the year off strong, with their long awaited 1998 live album.

andrewfischerr
80

Great live album, pretty much every thing I would want out of a Sonic Youth project.

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Track List

  1. C.B (Live)
  2. Green Love (Live)
  3. Brother James (Live)
  4. Kill Yr. Idols (Live)
  5. I Love Her All The Time (Live)
  6. Expressway To Yr. Skull (Live)
  7. Spahn Ranch Dance (Live)
  8. "Blood On Brighton Beach" (Live)
  9. Burning Spear (Live)
  10. Death Valley '69 (Live)
  11. Speed JAMC (Live)
  12. Ghost Bitch (Live)
  13. World Looks Red (Live)
  14. I'm Insane (Live)
  15. The Word (E.V.O.L) (Live)
  16. Brother Jam-Z (Live)
  17. Killed And Kicked Off (Live)
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Added on: December 16, 2023