Kill Yr Idols

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Kill Yr Idols
EP by
ReleasedOctober 1983
RecordedOctober 1983
Sonic Youth chronology
Confusion Is Sex
Kill Yr Idols
Sonic Death

Kill Yr Idols is an EP by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in October 1983, originally only in Germany, by record label Zensor.


Kill Yr Idols was released in October 1983, originally only in Germany.

In 1995, the tracks on Kill Yr Idols not found on 1983's Confusion Is Sex were appended to the DGC reissue of that album.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[3]

Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic commented, "These songs resemble the ones on Confusion Is Sex, except that they're a bit more developed, especially the title track and 'Brother James'. [Kill Yr Idols] results in a fascinating wade through Sonic Youth's early flashes of genius."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
1."Protect Me You"Gordon5:28
2."Shaking Hell (1 & 2)"Gordon4:06
Side B
No.Title Length
1."Kill Yr Idols"Moore2:51
2."Brother James"Gordon3:17
3."Early American"Gordon6:07


  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Kill Yr. Idols – Sonic Youth: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards: AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Sonic Youth". Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sonic Youth: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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