Forever Young: Sonic Youth
Martin Aston, The Independent, 1994
IN 1991, WHEN Geffen Records signed the New York quartet Sonic Youth, the label couldn't have envisaged the band delivering two accessible albums by its standards and missing out on a Top Of The Pops appearance by a whisker of a chart placing. The band, veteran practioners of guitar noise and artful dissonance, were finally producing relatively radio-friendly anthems, with definite choruses to boot.
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