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The best album by Sonic Youth is Daydream Nation which is ranked number 53 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 32,665.

Sonic Youth is ranked number 47 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 52,245.

Members who like this artist also like: The Smiths, Joy Division and Pixies.

Sonic Youth official website: http://www.sonicyouth.com

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Sonic Youth best albums

The following albums by Sonic Youth are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,007 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:32,665
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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2.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,550
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  80/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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3.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1987:13Rank Score:3,501
Rank in 1980s87Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  81/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,137
Rank in 1990s137Overall Rank:664
Average Rating:  79/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:3,010
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:688
Average Rating:  79/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Washing MachineUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1995Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1995:38Rank Score:1,160
Rank in 1990s343Overall Rank:1,586
Average Rating:  78/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Murray StreetUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:2002Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2002:42Rank Score:855
Rank in 2000s449Overall Rank:2,037
Average Rating:  77/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Bad Moon RisingUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1985Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1985:36Rank Score:564
Rank in 1980s457Overall Rank:2,837
Average Rating:  74/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Rather RippedUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:2006Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2006:74Rank Score:509
Rank in 2000s715Overall Rank:3,059
Average Rating:  74/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1994:77Rank Score:492
Rank in 1990s639Overall Rank:3,140
Average Rating:  70/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Overall band rank: 47

This may not be a complete discography for Sonic Youth. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Sonic Youth best tracks

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1.Teen Age Riot
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 92/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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2.Schizophrenia
(from the album Sister)
 90/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.The Diamond Sea
(from the album Washing Machine)
 89/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Candle
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 89/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.'Cross The Breeze
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 88/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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6.Sunday
(from the album A Thousand Leaves)
 88/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.Trilogy: A) The Wonder B) Hyperstation Z) Eliminator Jr.
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 88/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.Dirty Boots
(from the album Goo)
 88/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Sugar Kane
(from the album Dirty)
 88/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Kool Thing
(from the album Goo)
 88/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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11.Incinerate
(from the album Rather Ripped)
 87/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.The Sprawl
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 87/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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13.Silver Rocket
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 87/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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14.(I Got A) Catholic Block
(from the album Sister)
 87/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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15.Shadow Of A Doubt
(from the album EVOL)
 87/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Hey Joni
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 86/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.Total Trash
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 86/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.Eric's Trip
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 86/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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19.Stereo Sanctity
(from the album Sister)
 86/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Tunic (Song For Karen)
(from the album Goo)
 86/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Sonic Youth ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 162 votes)
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From slurpdurp 01/20/2017 18:04
They changed the way I perceived rock music, and music in general. I thank them for liberating rock musicians to explore outside the box and experiment.
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From xdxrovied 02/29/2016 20:39
definition of cool. they were new york, they were noise, they were philosophy, party, fun... i find myself listening to them driving, dancing, jumping, or just chilling
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From zags7000 08/16/2015 07:59
Daydream Nation, Dirty & Goo in that order are some of the greatest albums in rock. Not everything clicks for me such as everything pre Sister but everything they do has my respect even if I don't think it works.
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From Space-Dementia 08/07/2015 22:21
They're just such a cool band. I think at this point, rather than asking what someone's favorite SY album is, you should ask what their second favorite SY album is. Everyone loves Daydream Nation, but everybody will give a different response for second favorite. Mine is Goo, but just two months ago it was Dirty, and before that it was EVOL.
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From colonelchibbers 03/28/2015 16:43
The epitome of cool.
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Rating:  
95/100
From vturi 01/17/2015 04:32
love u, sonic youth hahaha
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From Roal 10/10/2014 16:14
Day dream nation is overrated to me, very unapproachable for first time listeners, casual listeners. Sister is actually a step better album, followed by dirty.
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From kingdomhearts678 04/11/2014 04:55
Fucking coolest band ever, I would give anything to spend a day chilling with them. Also doesn't hurt that they have the dopest catalogue of music since the Beatles. So many great albums that it is hard to choose my favorite, though I would have to go with Daydream Nation obviously...
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From BraddlesHendo 11/30/2013 10:09
Some great albums but like a lot of grunge music from that period I got very bored with it. GOO is my fave
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From Lourenco 10/30/2013 21:25
eu ate argumentava contigo, antonio pedro mas desde que percebi que tens green day e iron maiden num top 20 que perdi a pica.. substituiria christgau pelo teu nome numa das grandes musicas deles se chegasses a saber qual seria esta, "poser"
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