Washing Machine (album) by Sonic Youth

Washing Machine
Washing Machine by Sonic Youth (1995)
Overall rank: 1,590th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 211 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1995 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (329th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,590th)
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Washing Machine by Sonic Youth (CD, 1995, Geffen)
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Sonic Youth Washing Machine CD Album Europe Issue
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SONIC YOUTH - WASHING MACHINE CD 1995 - NEW! FACTORY SEALED!!!
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Sonic Youth bestography

Washing Machine is ranked 6th 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 38,789.

Sonic Youth album bestography « Higher ranked (710th) This album (1,590th) Lower ranked (2,373rd) »
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Members who like this album also like: Kid A by Radiohead, Loveless by My Bloody Valentine and Dirty by Sonic Youth.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 211 votes)
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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 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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From PaperVinnie 10/28/2017 02:49
I used to think that this album was overrated in terms of Sonic Youth’s best, but it’s slowly climbed the ladder and I now understand why they call it one of their best. If you look at my ranking of their albums, I currently have this album ranked as their 4th best album (out of 4) that have perfect scores. I used to have this as a 90, but what I once thought was filler in songs like “Little Trouble Girl”, and “Panty Lies” I now have much more appreciation for; After Sonic Youth slowly burnt out in New York with “Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star”, they retreated to Memphis, and it gave them a new, more relaxed sense in playing and writing, and they benefited from it. Thurston and Lee’s playing grew from restrained noise to chaotic, loud, compositions accompanied with almost robotic, defined riffs. Kim switched her perspective as a songwriter from protesting feminist to a more passive, “girly” tone, without her songs losing too much depth or character. Thurston on the other hand wrote a song for Kurt Cobain, “Junkie’s Promise”, an ode to his family and love, “The Diamond Sea”, and two others that I still have a hard time trying to figure out what to make of them. Lee wrote Saucer-Like, a psychedelic indie tribute to Kurt Cobain, and Skip Tracer, a commentator’s perspective of a Mecca Normal show he went to with his wife (who contributed to the lyrics!).

In short, this album will be remembered as one of their best for its artistic and musical significance, and Sonic Youth’s last great triumph.

Favorite Tracks: Saucer-Like, Washing Machine, Skip Tracer, The Diamond Sea
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85/100
From Juneof44 04/04/2016 23:23
A new era for SY. After the grunge Dirty, they turned into post rock, and made this beautiful record. The Diamond Sea is one of the best (and longest) SY song ever.
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90/100
From GandalfORiley345 04/27/2015 21:59
Youth is never up to dissapoint me, even when I'm not in the mood for listening to them, they still one of the most epic music makers that have ever existed, and this albums prooves such a great part of that. "Machine" is a worth-buying album that delivers, as always, all the guitar riffs and creativity they can give, from the first song to the last, all of it the complete song, which is something every artist should have, but only a few can, and between them, is Youth, and between Youth, is "Machine"
9.2/10

best song: The Diamond Sea
worst song: No Queen Blues
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80/100
From ItSaysDilbert 10/26/2014 00:04
Very good album!
Standout Tracks: Unwind, Little Trouble Girl, Skip Tracer, The Diamond Sea

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From suedehead 09/22/2014 19:23
my favourite 'sonic youth' album, problably as it is more repetitive melodic, kind of post-rock
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From 5thbeatle 04/28/2012 17:20
last great album. IMO
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85/100
From C_Krug2009 02/04/2012 23:51
This is a classic 90s album, it has your slow songs, to your creative to your fast paced angry to your experimental improv. song. This is my favorite 90s album other than my favorite of all time (Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication) but this is represents the decade much better, this is beautiful. So much variety!
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