VATS: Green Glass Room: LP

If you miss Sonic Youth, period—but especially if you miss what Sonic Youth was doing on EVOL and Sister—Seattle’s Vats is the band for you. This album is great from start to finish, full of interesting guitar work that gets borderline jammy at times—without going so far as to be utterly repulsive—prominent bass, male/female vocals, and some gems for the lyric-dwellers amongst us. Start from the beginning and make sure you stick around at least through the sixth track,”Excessive Days.” –Nicole X (End Of Time, endoftimerecords.com, no address listed)