Dirty (album) by Sonic Youth

Dirty
Dirty by Sonic Youth (1992)
Overall rank: 660th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 448 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1992 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (136th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (660th)
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Sonic Youth bestography

Dirty is ranked 4th best out of 33 albums by Sonic Youth on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sonic Youth is Daydream Nation which is ranked number 58 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 38,791.

Sonic Youth album bestography « Higher ranked (528th) This album (660th) Lower ranked (710th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Nevermind by Nirvana, Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth and Doolittle by Pixies.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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From Sandrof1969 02/18/2018 19:12
Che i maestri Sonic Youth passassero alla cassa visto il successo ottenuto dagli allievi Nirvana era sacrosanto; lo fanno anche con classe, con lucidità e senza svendersi e quindi "Dirty" rimane uno dei titoli più preziosi della loro discografia. La loro solita furia ed il loro rumorismo sono solamente più imbrigliati rispetto al passato e più inscatolati in una forma canzone un po' più rigida del solito e così ne escono capolavori quali "Sugar Kane" o "Youth against fascism".
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From cmoshier 11/04/2017 05:16
Best Tracks: Genetic, 100%
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From PaperVinnie 10/28/2017 03:14
Definitely their best record from the 90s. they ditched long songs to make shorter more pop friendly songs. I mean this album could've been a huge hit if their label chose better songs for singles. not to say the songs they chose were bad, just not as radio friendly as other songs (singles were:100%, Sugar Kane, YAF, Drunken Butterfly, Chapel Hill and Purr would've been much better than YAF and Drunken Butterfly). That being said, all the songs on this album is really good with the exception of Nic Fit. Butch Vig was stupid to say Nic Fit should've been on the record rather than Genetic, Hendrix Necro, and Stalker. But still one of their best albums even with that major flaw.

Favorite Tracks: 100%, Theresa's Sound World, Wish Fulfillment, Sugar Kane, Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit, On the Strip, Purr
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From buzzdainer 08/31/2016 18:30
I think I'm in the minority, but I like alt-rock darlings Sonic Youth best when they are at least somewhat accessible, and when they record things that sound at least a little bit like songs. Which is why I prefer Dirty to, say, Daydream Nation. Here Thurston Moore's whirling, swirling guitars layered over Steve Shelley's pounding drumming makes most sense to me, since it's all in the context of songs that strain at the seams of conventional song structures, but never quite implode altogether. This is also the album where Kim Gordon's contributions ring most true, as she challenges stereotypes and expectations about women who rock in ways that are both compelling and vaguely threatening. "Wish Fulfillment" is a great song because it depicts alienation and disaffectation in a way that is so messy and distorted that it feels quintessentially human.
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From garycottier 06/05/2016 14:53
Probably one of Sonic Youth's most accessible albums. Released at the time when the U.S. alternative rock scene was at it's peak. There are some fine songs, but it's not as interesting or challenging as previous Youth LP's, still, it's an enjoyable record, perfect for the time it was released in.
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From Juneof44 04/24/2016 18:00
When Sonic Youth meets grunge and try to be popoular.
Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace, if you wanna start with SY, you better cath this.
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From Bluish 03/29/2016 04:33
It's awesome from end to start
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From xdxrovied 02/29/2016 20:43
the title fits the album. it's dirty... nasty. the melodies give me that view of megan fox in jennifer's body walking through the hallways knowing she's THE bitch! ya know?
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From ItSaysDilbert 10/12/2014 23:54
Very good album but inconsistent. My favorite song on the album is "Purr".

Standout Tracks: 100%, Drunken Butterfly, Wish Fulfillment, Sugar Kane, Youth Against Fascism, On The Strip, Purr, Créme Brûlèe

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