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Sister (album) by Sonic Youth 

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Sister
Sister by Sonic Youth (1987)
Overall rank: 547th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 451 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1987 (10th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (77th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (547th)

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Sonic Youth bestography

Sister is ranked 3rd best out of 32 albums by Sonic Youth on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sonic Youth is Daydream Nation which is ranked number 54 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 36,860.

Sonic Youth album bestography « Higher ranked (477th) This album (547th) Lower ranked (636th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth, Doolittle by Pixies and Loveless by My Bloody Valentine.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 451 votes)
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85/100
From LedZep 02/13/2018 16:25
Very noisy and experimental, demands at least several careful listens. Can't say I understand it 100% yet, but I like some individual songs.
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65/100
From planetneutral 01/29/2018 14:42
This stuff just doesn't excite me like it would have in seventh grade.
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75/100
From Jbalbinolr 11/19/2017 13:59
Great first half, but the second half loses me.
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From PaperVinnie 10/17/2017 18:15
Daydream Nation was the first Sonic Youth album I owned, It's my favorite album and Sonic Youth is my favorite band. But as others have stated; you should probably listen to this album before DDN. DDN is almost undeniably the better album, but this is the album that Sonic Youth finished perfecting their sound, and the blueprints were laid for all their albums that followed. Although I've already said DDN is definitely the better album, this one still lives in it's shadow, and really deserves a lot more credit than it gets.

Essential Tracks: Schizophrenia, (I Got A) Catholic Block, Kotton Krown, White Kross
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85/100
From cmoshier 09/09/2017 04:27
Best Tracks: Schizophrenia, Pacific Coast Highway
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From garycottier 06/17/2016 16:16
Sister, is really the last of the earlier more challenging albums. Not quite as good as, EVOL, in my opinion, it still is a very good record. After this LP Sonic Youth would become that slightly more accessible. The end of chapter one, then.
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From Cojo7 03/27/2016 01:48
I would recommend listening to this before Daydream Nation, or you might be a bit underwhelmed. I listened to Daydream and found this a little lacking at first, but it eventually clicked. I still like Daydream a tad more, but this is still a masterpiece and Schizophrenia is better than everything on Daydream in my opinion.
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From F1Aaron 05/22/2015 21:16
Good album. The blueprints on this album and EVOL paved way for Daydream Nation. Catholic Block and Stereo Sanctity are my favorites
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80/100
From DeusExMackia 03/29/2015 13:52
It takes time and consideration to be appreciated, but beneath it's raw, feedback-driven and strangely subtle overtone is a beautiful creation that strings together the last remains of punk and post-punk, with hints of alt rock and art rock, all of which is brought together in a tumultuous 40-something-minute record. Not an easy album to listen to, but one that is extremely satisfying.
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From GandalfORiley345 02/02/2015 03:33
I think the first problem is that I heard "Daydream" before listening this one, 'cause I didn't appreciated just like I wanted to. This album is less creative compared to "Daydream" when we talk about guitar riffs, solos, and double guitar solos. The lyrics are also not too conniving, but someway, you can save some great songs from here, you're able to, we're talking about Sonic Youth, masters of noise.
7.8/10

Best song: Schizophrenia
Worst song: Tuff Gnarl
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