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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. Since 1985, the band'sline-up has consistedof Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo (both vocals and guitar), Kim Gordon (bass guitar,guitar and vocals) and Steve Shelley(drums). From 2000 to 2005 Jim O'Rourke became a full-time memberas a multi-instrumentalist. Before Shelley, Sonic Youthwent through several drummers, including Bob Bert,Richard Edson and Jim Sclavunos.

In their early career, Sonic Youth were associated with the No Wave art and music scene in New York City.Part of the first waveof Americ ...read more

Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. Since 1985, the band'sline-up has consistedof Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo (both vocals and guitar), Kim Gordon (bass guitar,guitar and vocals) and Steve Shelley(drums). From 2000 to 2005 Jim O'Rourke became a full-time memberas a multi-instrumentalist. Before Shelley, Sonic Youthwent through several drummers, including Bob Bert,Richard Edson and Jim Sclavunos.

In their early career, Sonic Youth were associated with the No Wave art and music scene in New York City.Part of the first waveof American noise rock groups, the band carried out their interpretation of the punk rockethos throughout the evolving Americanindie underground that focused more on the DIY ethic of the genrerather than its specific sound. They have found moderatemainstream success, and are generally seen as oneof the leading alternative rock groups of their time.

Their inspirations were the likes of the guitar symphonies of Glenn Branca (with whom most of the band haveperformed), theheavy protopunk of The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, and MC5, the punk poetry of Patti Smith,the Krautrock of Can, thepsychedelic garage rock of The 13th Floor Elevators, as well as avant-garde composers likeJohn Cage. Sonic Youth were oftenpraised for "redefin[ing] what rock guitar could do" using a wide variety ofunorthodox guitar tunings, and preparing guitars withobjects like screwdrivers to alter the instruments' timbre.

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Similar Bands: The Velvet Underground, Glenn Branca , Thurston Moore, Mission of Burma, Dinosaur Jr.

LPs
The Eternal
2009

3.5
298 Votes
Rather Ripped
2006

3.6
353 Votes
Sonic Nurse
2004

3.8
313 Votes
Murray Street
2002

3.9
323 Votes
NYC Ghosts & Flowers
2000

2.7
178 Votes
A Thousand Leaves
1998

3.5
207 Votes
Washing Machine
1995

3.8
361 Votes
Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star
1994

3.2
238 Votes
Dirty
1992

3.7
555 Votes
Goo
1990

3.9
812 Votes
Daydream Nation
1988

4.4
1,694 Votes
Sister
1987

4.3
711 Votes
EVOL
1986

4.1
562 Votes
Bad Moon Rising
1985

3.6
304 Votes
Confusion Is Sex
1983

3.4
261 Votes
EPs
SYR 9: Simon Werner a Disparu
2011

3.4
32 Votes
SYR 8: Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth
2008

2.8
19 Votes
SYR 7: J'accuse Ted Hughes/Agnes B Musique
2008

3.2
15 Votes
SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminim
2005

3
11 Votes
SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century
1999

3.1
33 Votes
Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)
1998

3.2
19 Votes
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo
1997

3.1
18 Votes
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom
1997

3.4
22 Votes
SYR1: Anagrama
1997

3.7
37 Votes
TV Shit
1993

2.1
14 Votes
Dirty Boots
1991

3.5
11 Votes
Master-Dik
1988

2.4
14 Votes
Death Valley '69
1985

3.7
15 Votes
Kill Yr Idols
1983

3.3
48 Votes
Sonic Youth
1982

3.4
140 Votes
Live Albums
Smart Bar-Chicago 1985
01/01/2012

3.9
9 Votes
Hold That Tiger
1991

3.1
9 Votes
Sonic Death
1984

2.5
5 Votes
Compilations
Hits Are For Squares
2008

3.7
9 Votes
The Destroyed Room B-Sides and Rarities
2008

3.2
52 Votes
Confusion is Sex/Kill Yr Idols
1995

3.7
79 Votes
Made In USA
1995

2.4
16 Votes

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