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Sister

Sonic Youth

1987

Sister

Album Summary

Sister is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in June 1987 by SST Records. The album furthered the band's move away from the no wave genre towards more traditional song structures, while maintaining an aggressively experimental approach. Like Sonic Youth's previous records, Sister was not successful at the time of its release. In the years following, however, it received much critical praise, with several publications naming it as one of the best albums of the 1980s.

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Rating

2.99

Votes

3774

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
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5

I had heard of Sonic Youth in the 90's, but remained unfamiliar with their work. I just listened to this whole album and even though it's more "thrashy" than my usual listening tastes, I so love it. Innovative, original, and they show some real advanced musicianship. I read up on them, and Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore's focus on alternate tunings, many they pioneered, really draws me in. Such an artistic approach to their craft, and so much expression in their music.

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This is a strange collection of dissonant sounds, strange chords, screams, and stress. Every time i think i may appreciate a song it devolves into some incomprehensible chaos. Hard to tell if this is some sort of genius or crazy people that recently got instruments. I'm glad i made the journey, but i don't ever plan to go back.

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5

The sound of Sonic Youth really coalesced on 1987’s Sister, the band’s first real masterpiece. SY had been experimenting with modified guitars on blunt and jagged songs for a handful of years, creating an interesting and groundbreaking sound, but inconsistent albums and EPs. Beginning with EVOL, in 1986, their songcraft became more consistent, and they perfected it on Sister on tracks like “Schizophrenia” and “Stereo Sanctity.” One of this album’s highlights, though, is a cover: a faithful executed take on San Francisco punk band Crime’s fairly obscure “Hotwire My Heart,” with its tight rhythmic core and daggers of lead guitar slashing through the distortion. The gentle, dissonance of “Kotton Krown” nods to the epic scope we’d hear the following year on the band’s second masterpiece, the double album Daydream Nation.

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5

I’m sure the abrasiveness and noise will turn off more than a few listeners, but embracing those is part of the point. They were smart to ease listeners in with the melancholy pop of “Schizophrenia,” while the rest of the songs veer into noisy hardcore pretty quickly. I hate using words like “evocative” but that’s exact what’s happening here, it’s hard to listen to the air-raid siren guitars, doom-y basslines, and intricate punk drumming without picturing a dark, sinister mid-80s Americana, like the Children of the Corn grew up and hid in the city, playing nihilistic noise because it’s all the know. Like a lot of the records of this era I wish the production could be beefed up but apparently the master tapes were destroyed. Just adding to the foreboding mystique at this point I guess.

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Nothing offensive but a bit droning and one note. I'm sure they have hits, just not on this album.

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5

I don't know what's going on- we got Sonic Youth earlier this list, and I really didn't connect or enjoy the album at all, but this one sounds amazing to me? What the fuck am I doing with this list? I'm going to have to go revisit it... Discordant, noisy artsy punk. Fun shit.

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Listen: Aside from a pretty decent cover of a Karen Carpenter song, Sonic Youth was a huge blind spot for me until this "project". I basically knew them as a band Kurt Cobain and Jason Bateman's character from "Juno" liked. I'm only two albums in so far, but it's safe to say I'm completely all in on Sonic Youth now. This is the album where they nudge right up to that finish line that indicates the sound they'd perfect and inspire future and wannabe musicians for years to come. That special sound is an album away. But this still comes dangerously close. It's like licking your finger and then holding it up in the air to see which way the wind is blowing. Gordon and Moore were headed in the right direction here. This is the foretaste of the feast to come.

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A few decent songs regularly broken up with pointless, atonal noise. It might be "art" but it's not art, if you know what I'm saying.

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Tortura auditiva

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5

Why the fuck haven't I been listening to Sonic Youth

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5

5.0 - Yes, finally! Here's a Sonic Youth album that lives up to their hype! This truly feels like a milestone record that lays the foundation for so much of the music I enjoyed in my teenage years. They've balanced grungy experimentation with structured rock songwriting beautifully.

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2

Started strong and declined rather quickly.

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5

Album that got me into Sonic Youth

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5

Absolute classic! One of my all time faves of sonic youth and beyond.

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5

Actually listened to cee lo green from history --- very good Also recently tried reverend and the makers which is ideal upbeat music

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5

Brutal noise.

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5

First time listening to this album, absolutely love it, the guitars sound so good throughout, maybe not as good as Daydream Nation but this is still a masterpiece. One of those albums I just had to replay after the first listen, and makes this project worthwhile finding these gems.

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5

awesome album, 10/10 I think I liked it more than Bad Moon Rising, but I don’t know about Evol overall Sonic Youth has an amazing discography but it’s definitely not for everyone

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5

Hot damn I need to have more Sonic Youth in my life. This was a great listen

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5

Pretty brilliant. Deserves much more listening.

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5

I was surprised how "modern" this one sounded, probably an indication of what a big influence the band is on a lot of more recent alternative rock.

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5

Might be the album that I have listened to the most times ever. This dry drum sound in the first song.. instantly recognizable. I suppose it is Day Dream Nation for most people, but Sister is my number 1 Sonic Youth above Day Dream Nation, Evol, Dirty and Goo.

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5

i love this album. have never been able to decide if i like this or daydream nation better. they're both excellent.

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4.5/5. Sister was very good. Kinda feels like their most definitive moment before Daydream

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5

Brilliant, uncompromising, making music exactly how they want to, Sonic Youth consistently innovate and fascinate. The dissonance is part of the journey.

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4

Very exceptional stuff from the Youth, a precursor of monumental things to come. Favorites include Schizophrenia, Catholic Block, Tuff Gnarl and Pacific Coast Highway.

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4

Have listen to a few of his song, always a good time.

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4

I can see how a lot of the bands I enjoy are influenced by this. I feel like the strokes especially use a lot of the same fuzzy guitar

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No había escuchado un disco completo de SY y la verdad que agradable sorpresa, estaban muy metidos en el noise que ya no es taaan sucio y supongo que a lo largo de los años lo fueron limpiando aun mas. Ahora entiendo por que fueron influencia para muchas bandas y géneros, estaban bien loquitos

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4

Enjoying it a lot.

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4

Pretty cool, very cryptic sounding, super cohesive so no songs really stood out. Overall enjoyable listen

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4

having never heard of Sonic Youth outside of that one Simpsons episode, i gotta say, i am a big fan. it's noise rock/grunge on a level I'd expect from a 90's band and i couldn't be more pleased to have heard it. from the lyrics to instrumentals, it's an album that grabs you and gets in your face with it's music.

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4.5 | Sonic Youth es una banda muy interesante, quizá la mayor parte los recuerda por el sonido de rock alternativo ruidoso que influyo sobre la creación eventual del grunge, pero la verdad es que fue una banda con bastantes facetas, la primera de ellas siendo de música bastante experimental y disonante de esa que he visto que les encanta en este grupo. Este disco es como el puente entre todo ese estilo inicial y el estilo más melódico que saldría después con el disco con Daydream Nation y eventualmente a su mayor expresión con el Goo. Esa situación de puente hace que este sea de mis discos preferidos de la banda. Ese sonido todavía caótico y experimental pero ya con algo de forma y melodías. Schizophrenia es una de sus mejores canciones, iniciando con una voz suave, batería con carácter y una guitarra desafinada, es puro puro Sonic Youth, las letras poéticas y económicas, la manera de cantar siempre me ha recordado a Nico y en esta canción es más que válido, es una canción ensoñada, lánguida y apática. Catholic Block llena de feedback inicia la agresión con letras de enojo y explota a terminar en un grito y un sonsonete calmado cambiando a Beauty Lies in the Eye, hablando de belleza y la presión de la mujer. El resto del album quizá no llega a la maravilla de punch y combinación de esa tercia de inicio pero es igualmente de agradable; ritmos fuera de tiempo, canciones que pareciera duran más de lo que deben y de repente se paran y vuelven a iniciar. Cotton Crown con el dueto más extrañamente romántico y lleno de ruido disonante pero que funciona muy bien. Es de esos discos que pudiera hablar sobre cada canción. Alguien que conocí y ya no está me dijo una vez que no había fans de Sonic Youth, que solo había gente que decía que les gustaban pero que nadie los escuchaba realmente. Suena absurdo pero sí tenía un grado de razón. Sonic Youth completo es una banda que no es lo más accesible, eran mucho más experimentales de lo que se les recuerda, por cada canción de las pocas conocidas en general hay cinco que son totalmente polarizantes y repulsan a la gente. Sister es de esos discos que mientras más le das chance más mejora, tiene canciones grandes como Schizophrenia pero también te avienta rarezas a la cara y espera a ver si logras apreciar la disonancia y lo extraño. En mi opinión es un viaje que agradezco.

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4

This perfectly matched my mood for Wednesday. Particularly liked Schizophrenia, and the overall noisiness / experimentalism of the album

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4

Decent, probably a 4

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4

Good.

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4

Creative and inspiring alt rock. More melodic than previous efforts and a couple landmark songs. 80s alternative NYC at its best

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4

Noisy in the good way

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4

Es la primera vez que escucho este disco, al menos que yo recuerde, y parece como si lo llevara escuchando toda mi vida.

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4

Toe maar, 2 dagen verwend met Sonic Youth

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4

Within Sonic Youth's discography, EVOL and Sister were described to me as companion albums: two sides of the same coin. Sister is the more accessible of the two, as it starts to leave behind the no wave and experimental roots for the band. Sister sees Sonic Youth move gracefully into some great alt rock songs without getting too "safe". Well-paced tracklist, standout songs, and overall cohesive tone means you've got a bonafide classic on your hands. More, please!

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4

Yessss

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4

I've listened to this and Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) in the past, and never quite understood the level of praise for this band. I think part of the problem was I'd already listened to a lot of post-hardcore and noise rock, and I failed to appreciate how innovate Sonic Youth were in carving out space for those genres. You can hear a lot of Fugazi emanating from this album, for example. Ultimately, it doesn't matter how original/influential a record is if it doesn't click with you personally. Thankfully, this did fall into place for me on revisiting it! I love the noisy, discordant, and experimental moments. But I also love that this album surrounds them with clean indie/rock frameworks. It's a great record, even if it'll never mean as much to me as it does to other listeners.

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4

Already familiar with Sonic Youth, but not this album. Not my favorite, but interesting listen

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4

One of Sonic Youth’s weaker albums but still very good!! Some of it was a little bit tough listening since they focus a lot more on dissonance than consonance, but that’s what punk is all about! FAV TRACKS: Catholic Block, Pacific Coast Highway, Hotwire My Heart, Master-Dik LEAST FAV TRACKS: Pipeline/Kill Time, Tuff Gnarl

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4

A nice one, I enjoyed it and really liked some songs, however I believe Sonic Youth have better albums.

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4

Dirty, gritty, raucous soundscape. Standout Tracks: Schizophrenia, (I Got a) Catholic Block, Pipeline / Kill Time, Pacific Coast Highway, Kotton Krown, Master-Dik

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4

Proto-Grunge... sort of a transition album from punk to grunge. Some fun songs, but also some noise.

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4

okay

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4

I thought this album was good. Usually I don't connect well with Sonic Youth's albums, despite the fact that I loved seeing them live. However, this album was very consistent all the way through, and it kept my attention 4/5

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4

I'm endlessly fascinated with the way Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo use guitars to such varied effects. Their noisy experimentations are a testament to the possibilities of sound. This music clangs and chimes, it screeches and grinds. It’s trippy and whirling, occasionally pretty, and often pointedly noisy. The contrast between Kim Gordon’s insouciant vocal and Moore’s more atonal style add interesting contrast and depth to the songs. The pacing of some of these songs is brutal, with credit due to some hard driving drums by Steve Shelley. There's an urgency that can feel oppressive as it pulls/drags you along, the only relief coming from strategically placed moments of quiet. If you don't dig noise, this will be a hard listen. If you enjoy it, this is glorious. Fave Songs: Schizophrenia, Pacific Coast Highway, Beauty Lies in the Eye, White Cross, Cotton Crown, Pipeline/Kill Time

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4

Really great album. 2nd best Sonic Youth album. Schizophrenia is among their best. 8-9/10

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4

An interesting comparison to Goo, it feels like early on Sonic Youth was the perfect name for the band: lound and young-sounding

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4

Aggréablement surpris, très en avance sur son temps comme album. On voit très bien l'influence que ça a eu sur la musique alternative en générale.

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4

"I can't get laid 'cause everyone is dead" (Stereo Sanctity)

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3.75

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4

I liked this best of any Sonic Youth I’ve listened to so far. Still very raw, alterntaive and experimental but hung on a solid rock armature that keeps it pleasurable to listen to.

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4

Decent entry level noise rock. Good without being too noisy or overwhelming with sound

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4

Solid. One of their better albums.

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4

This however was for me.

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3

Gritty - exactly what I imagine as indierock in the 90s. While i enjoyed it, there was no song that made me go "wow"

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3

Pretty solid album with some standouts but not enjoyable enough for 4.

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3

Ok.

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3

first album...leskeddit 10/4/20

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3

its alright

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3

Ok.

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3

Has quite a bit of Joy Division, but not my favorite Sonic Youth record.

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3

I actually didn't hate this album as much as I hated the other one. Sonic Youth is like Alice in Chains or like Nirvana. Just not as solid.

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3

Made me kinda sad

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3

decent alt noise - C

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3

Ok

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3

I like these beginning chord progressions. Although, the music is sort of drowning out the lyrics. This is another of those albums where I like some of the songs and find others a little annoying and/or a little too electric for my general taste.

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3

Not my cup of tea but fun to listen to.

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3

Old school grunge. Not bad

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3

I'm supposed to like this, but it didn't excite, didn't offend.

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3

Now Sonic Youth's in my cooler!

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3

It may be bleak but this music is really getting to the crowd.

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3

A haunting record with traces of noise rock, this has some great songs - and some I’d consider unlistenable, if not for the unique instrumentation. Definitely sticks with you though! STANDOUTS: -Schizophrenia -Stereo Sanctity -Pipeline / Kill Time -Hot Wire My Heart -Master-Dik

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3

Alright!

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3

Is it post punk or proto grunge?

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3

A pretty good Sonic Youth album, noisy as expected

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3

Really enjoyed the album. Some good sounds

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3

decent - same as the other sonic youth one i did. passes you by a bit but

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3

First few songs are really good. Devolves into noise a little by the end.

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3

Not bad, but not that interesting to give it a 4.

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3

Better than I remember but still just kinda loud.

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3

enjoyed the first listening session, lyrics are the interesting part; melodies are mediocre

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3

I don't really know what to say about this. It seems really progressive and special for its time.

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3

Didn't really do it for me

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my second sonic youth album! ooh this started out great. still don't like this dude's tone and vocal performance lol. tracks 3 and 4 were pretty great. at times this music is cool but never enjoyable lol as intended i guess. lyrics are cool too, especially the entirety of 'stereo sanctity' and 'pipeline/kill time' and "i'm wasted in time and you're never ready" in some other song. but i can't get into the vocals.

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3

I don't mind a bit of Sonic Youth, but they do put my nerves on edge.

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3

I went in expecting a 4 but 3 i guess? 3.5 in reality but I'm not feeling the bump up to 4.

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3

This album sounds almost experimental. Some of the music is compelling, but a fair amount of it is just noisy. I liked it well enough to listen to it again at some point, so it's not getting a 2-star poo-poo. However, it's a weak 3-star entry.

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3

Enjoyable, when it's good it was great but the bad was awful

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Kuulosti Sonic Youthilta. Tätä kuunnellessa tuli mieleen, että tämähän kuulostaa vähän Slintin Spiderlandilta. Sitten tuli mieleen, että sanoinkohan samaa jostain muusta levystä. No sanoinhan minä; Sonic Youthin Goosta! Ehkä tästä eteenpäin voi sanoa, että jokin kuulostaa Sonic Youthilta. Mielestäni tämä levy ei ollut kuitenkaan yhtä hyvä kuin Goo, meni enemmän taustalla eikä saanut otteeseensa. Tälle siis vain perus kolmonen.

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3

Solid

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Sonic Youth is enigmatic for Mei should like them more than I do but something keeps me at arms length. I own this on only but this would be maybe only the 4th or 5th time I've listened to it. The first song Schizophrenia is a great start I like it a lot has a similar feel to Teenage Riot. But nowhere else do I get the same feeling. Could be it just requires more effort on my part... I'll keep you posted if things change. 3.5 🌟

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3

Comfortable loud noise

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Again, I think the author(s) has over-emphasized the importance of Sonic Youth since I'd never include this many of their albums. Ironically I have ended up liking Sonic Youth less as I've listened to more albums.

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3

Not in the mood for this tonight but it's alright. I'm more a fan of later Sonic Youth.

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3

Not bad, worth a second listen at least

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3

Patchy. Some of it is excellent, whilst some of it is just noise, bordering on shoegaze. The good stuff I really like, the shoegazey stuff I really hate.

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3

Not bad

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3

Mellow. Rainy day music

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3

Pretty good album. Didn't love it but nothing too bad. Seems like a band I'd like a lot more live than on their albums.

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3

I like Sonic Youth's more tuneful stuff, so it's cool to hear this album where they start moving in that direction but still have one foot solidly in the world of noise and discordance.

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3

Really like the instrumentation, not massive on the sort of spoken word bits. Fav tracks: Schizophrenia, pacific Coast highway

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3

Strong start; I liked this album less as it progressed. Musicality was sacrificed for distortion. 6/10.

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Rating: 6/10 Best songs: Catholic block

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3

This was a pretty canonical Sonic Youth album to me. A few with great hooks and a few experimental noise songs that I won't revisit. Honestly they're a band I feel I should like more, but have to wade through a lot of stuff before I can pick out my favorite tracks.

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3

I liked the other sonic youth album more; just had it yesterday. Maybe I was just in a different mood then lol. This one had much more screechy noise, too much, but was still good at parts.

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3

Pretty sweet. I don't think I've ever actually listened to Sonic Youth before but I'd check this our again.

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3

Not my favorite SY album, a quasi-thematic album that goes from okay to pretty darn good by the end. 3.5/5.

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3

A real cacophony of Art-noise here. But there’s no Teenage Riot, Dirty Boots or Kool Thing on this album to hang onto. Some of the experimental noodles are very interesting but this album doesn’t spark as much joy in me as some of their other albums such as Goo and Daydream Nation which I gave both 4s so this is a 3.

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3

As this is our 4th Sonic Youth Album, I'm noticing that each has (for me) one epic track, one that I'll want to listen too when I'm on my bicycle trainer, one "Kool Thing". On this album the song that stands out for me is "Catholic Block" even though it seems to be "Schizophrenia" for the rest of the world. I like that one too. After that 1-2 punch, it's a pretty decent album. I'm getting a bit tired of the one minute extended endings, but I guess it's their (his) signature move.

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3

The first song sounds a little mellow for these guys but by the second song things were much more Sonic Youth like. Par for the course for these lads.

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3

Not bad

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3

I should have always liked Sonic Youth, they are right in the middle of everything I really enjoy. I never really got it though. Listening to this I suddenly understood why people keep telling me I'll love them. Maybe it's the timing but something clicked on this listen and I loved some of the tracks. There were others that were just too distorted for me, but overall I'm happy I finally 'get' the Sonic Youth thing.

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5/10 Best Song - Catholic Block

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Группа, которая опередила свое время и заложила основу для будущих инди-рок групп. Для своего времени однозначно заслуживающий внимания альбом. Stereo Sanctity и сейчас замечательно звучит. В остальном, время все же нанесло отпечаток и многие последователи значительно углубили идеи Sonic Youth. Рекомендую как веху истории развития инди. Как обязательное к прослушиванию в своей жизни если вы не поклонник жанра - скорее не рекомендую. 6 из 10.

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3

Je ne m'exprimerai plus sur le groupe Sonic Youth par peur d'être censuré.

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3

C'est toujours intéressant de réécouter du Sonic Youth après les avoir connus à l'âge adultes avec les Sonics.

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3

EARLY Sonic Youth, there were a couple tracks I liked

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3

Rough around the edges (in a good way), an enjoyable listen, although no real standout tracks.

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3

för många sonic youth-album

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3

Okay. Not a favorite.

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3

I really like a lot of Sonic Youth's over albums but for some reason this one just doesn't work for me

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2

It seemed like generic rock/alternative music to me. I didn't really connect with the sounds or the lyrics and I couldn't find a deeper meaning to most of it. Overall not my favorite kind of music.

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2

Not great, I find it to be forgettable.

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This was a struggle

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2

I can understand that some people like it. A very interesting historical album that was very important in the world of indie (rock).

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2

Meh

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No, definitivamente el Noise no es lo mío y me falta capacidad para apreciarlo. Además, en algunas canciones hacen una voz aguada y pusilánime que contrasta demasiado con el acompañaiento.

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2

not my vibe

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I just don't think I get Sonic Youth.

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2

It's not bad, but it's not my taste

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2

This album is all over the place. Some of it I’d consider decent, if a little bit clunky. Like a high school garage band. That part has me in the three star range. But then you get into the droning single sustained sound that makes you feel like all but one member is on a cigarette break. That’s solid 1/2 star territory (depending on the sound). I’ve had the urge to skip to the next track frequently. This could be the most masterful work lyrically but I have no idea what they’re saying so I’d never know. This would be 3/10. So I’ll round it to 2 as it isn’t quite down with the one star stuff.

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Zu viel Lärm, zu wenig Abwechslung

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2

Pas tres musical.. je n’ai pas tout ecoute. 2.75*

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Not a fan

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Not really my thing. Quite dreary.

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not a big fan

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Gong.

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Een dag later vind ik het nog steeds geen fijne muziek.

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2

It’s alright

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Meh.

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All just kinda ran together and wasn't super compelling. Little disappointed - was looking forward to this after reading the wikipedia

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Just okay.

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Same old same old - another sonic youth album that left me cold and unconvinced what the fuss is

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Sister is not with out its moments - white cross for example- but in general the whole album sound like the noise the instrument continues to make once a band have dropped them on the floor and walked offstage. The effort Sonic Youth put into playing badly is almost admirable, and I see what they’re doing with the whole bleak, disenchanted thing, but it’s just not for me. All the best though.

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Once again, not my bag. I can understand the cultural importance of Sonic Youth but can't say I'll be returning to their music any time soon.

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I’ve heard of the band but I just thought the album was average nothing that brings me back to listen more than once

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Better than dirty but still wouldn't recommend this band to anyone.

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The first two songs are nice, the rest is noisy - the annoying type of noisy :(

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Starts with that one good song then it's a bit meh

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Ok

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Second sonic youth in three days. Did not enjoy this album

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Garage band performance art. Not as annoying as Daydream Nation but somehow still worse.

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A couple of songs started like they were gonna be good and then shat themselves.

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Over rated racket.

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WHY IS THERE ANOTHER SONIC YOUTH ALBUM ON THIS LIST?!?! This band is atrocious. Just noise disguised as "music."

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This album exemplifies Sonic Youth's barrage of nervous, negative energy, and I don’t like it. There were moments that I liked, but those moments were fewer than I hoped.

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Rock alternativo bastante tostón.

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Not the time for this one

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Rock alternativo. Punk. Extraño.

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On the face of it this is just dissonant noise and comes across as messy. I suspect repeated listening would uncover something deeper. Unlikely to go there.

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it’s one fat mass. i like the vibes but not easy to listen to. might listen again

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First song, solid. The rest had their moments of pure WTF. 2.5

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Meh.

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Yeah way too noisy for me to enjoy

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Listened to this earlier today and I do believe that I have forgotten every single last thing about it. It can't have been objectionable, but it sure wasn't memorable.

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Well that was disappointing. Just noise.

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Not my type

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Didn’t really enjoy it, feel like I have a love hate relationship with sonic youth sometimes 4/10

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2, enjoyed the first half more, didn't like enough of it for a 3

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not a fan of sonic youth idk

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Not for me.

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Not for me - too noisy and scuzzy.

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chiant

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C'est toujours les artistes qu'on connaît le plus moyennement qui nous déçoivent le plus

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Liked it a little, but not a lot

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didnt click i think? painful

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Didn’t find this album all that special. Felt like a sub par alternative or grunge band. Their songs didn’t seem to be strong enough for a good harder rock album but it was also too chaotic for a good alternative album. Feel like their singing style is just droning with occasional anger. Not great. 4.4/10

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Not that big a fan of Sonic Youth's music and this album didn't really change my opinion. 4/10.

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There were parts of just about every song that I liked. Very small parts though. Mostly unlikeable.

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Ehh it was aight music wise. Wish the vocals weren’t so drowned out

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I listened to this three times today, and each time grew more and more irritated with it. I’m not sure why I had more trouble listening to this than the previous two Sonic Youth albums (E.V.O.L. and Daydream Nation), but I fear any further listens to figure it out will only further lower my opinion. Noisy. Irritating. Not for me.

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Really? Sonic Youth again? I still am not getting it.

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Thank you, no. The album did not jive with me.

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Just past the one-third mark in this project and I've heard so many amazing artists. There are also lots of amazing artists I have yet to hear from. And this is the third album by Sonic Youth I've had to listen to. I don't question their place in this list, but I do question three albums from a three year period, especially when I don't detect anything distinctive about one from the other (the others being EVOL and Daydream Nation). Pick one, and let's make room for someone else. Unpleasant sound as an art form. I get it. I got it. Next!

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Would give it zero if I could. Every other album on here I've been able to find something to enjoy and respect, even if it wasn't my favorite. Not this. Unlistenable for me.

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Not fussed

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Really not my style

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no real opinion of the album, idk if I was completely checked in to give it a proper chance. No real favourite songs, the sound of it kinda feels like a shitpost tbh

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I know Sonic Youths name enough to know there is some sort of bigger picture/cultural reason they're important. I however, do not know those reasons and therefore do not care. Damn. I really didn't enjoy listening to this album. If you're into distortion and atonal yelling, this is definitely your cup of tea. Favorite track: Schizophrenia

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Niet geluisterd

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Could die without hearing that and I wouldn’t mind. It really wasn’t for me. *

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I wish that I like this more than I actually do.

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Schizophrenia, Catholic Block Cutting Edge: Stereo Sanctity Overall Notes: This is how I imagine this album was pitched: -Hey guys I've got a great idea for an album. You play your guitar, you play your drums, I'll vocalize over it. No planning, just playing. I'll just let you know when you should be loud and when you should be quiet. -Oh so you're shooting for a jazz/improv type thing. -No. We will be recording our parts in separate rooms. We will be creating noise. I did not like this. It is so exhausting listening to this kind of music. It drains me like no other. I feel bad putting this on the same level as that fucking Metallica album that I also graded a 1 because I can tell that this was artistically a statement, but I did not have a good time listening to this and I did not gain anything from listening to it. 1.5.

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Considering the 90’s was my prime, I anticipate I’ll be fond of most albums from the decade. Excitement builds even more when it’s music I’ve either not heard of previously or from a band I never took time out to listen to critically...Sonic Youth fell into the latter category. I’m beginning to learn though, in this category there is mostly a reason I never did dig any deeper. This album sums up everything I’ve ever presumed about it and it’s bands music. Overhyped, bland, boring, kinda indy/grungy rock music. Please sir?...can I not have anymore? 1 Star!

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não gosto de sonic youth não sei como pode ter tanto album deles nesse lista, já é o terceiro

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I thought I had pretty eclectic tastes when it came to music but I have found very few albums on this list so far that I've actually liked! I can't get thru this album either, 4.5 songs listened to.

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Bloody awful. Guitars and singing out of tune, kind of drones on.

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its just noise

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Did not enjoy this album, apart from the first song. 1/5 stars.

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Yuk!

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Ah yes, more "sustain guitar depressed teenager music". Still not my case ^^

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Gross, another Sonic Youth? "Sonic Yoot"

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Nee, lass mal.

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pretty boring, actually

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