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In honor of Sonic Youth’s two sold-out 9:30 Club shows this week Washington Post writer David Malitz invited a group of local music writers—myself included—to weigh in on their favorite Sonic Youth albums.

If you follow this blog with any regularity, you’re probably already aware of my thoughts regarding the band’s 1995 album Washing Machine (a masterpiece, clearly). If not, read them here along with contributions by Malitz, Marc Masters, and others.