Rather Ripped (studio album) by Sonic Youth

Rather Ripped by Sonic Youth
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-06-13
Overall rank: 2,960th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 171 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2006 (57th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (524th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,960th)
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Sonic Youth bestography

Rather Ripped is ranked 9th best out of 35 albums by Sonic Youth on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sonic Youth is Daydream Nation which is ranked number 71 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,911.

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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.9/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.1.

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80/100
From 11/28/2020 17:49
Really good except for Sleeping around. Probably the worst song Sonic Youth ever did. I can't help but think Thurston Moore is telling on himself in this song, and helps explain in songform why Thurston and Kim are no more, and subsequently, Sonic Youth.
With that said, Reena and Incinerate is a great 1-2punch in the beginning and the highlight of the album
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From 07/28/2020 02:23
As far as Sonic Youth albums go, yes, Rather Ripped is one of their more “commercial”. Rather than being frantic, unstable, and frenzied like Bad Moon Rising, Rather Ripped goes for the more laid back, relaxed, and mellow approach. And it works very well for the New York noise rock giants. Incinerate is one of their biggest hits, obviously, if you even can or want to call it that. But the rest of the album has a lot to offer as well. Again, Sonic Youth come through with nothing less than fantastic.
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From 03/02/2019 18:38
Good album.

Favorite tracks: Incinerate

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From 07/27/2018 17:17
Has become a favourite sonic youth album. Very very good indeed
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From 10/28/2017 01:07
For Sonic Youth, this is just a straight-up pop album. It's not bad either, there are a couple gems here and there, but some of these songs are suffer from being forgettable.

Best Tracks: Incinerate, What A Waste, Pink Steam

None of these tracks are really that bad, but Turquoise Boy is just boring and forgettable
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From 09/10/2015 16:30
the version of this that I have has a thirteenth track on it, helen lundeberg, which is the only track on this album i'm not a fan of. outside that track, this is a great album and is easily among the band's best.
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From 05/22/2015 13:59
A good listen to long time Sonic Youth fans. Dont know if it will mean much to other casual listeners. Incinerate is so good.
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From 02/12/2014 19:08
After Murray Street and Sonic Nurse it's a solidly good album.
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From 02/09/2014 12:25
The Last sonic youth Breath, After, they couldn't continue making amazing stuff.Great Songs in there, some remembering their glorious moment. and another showing their most sensitive side
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From 02/19/2013 00:16
More accesible than other SY stuff. In my view, the best SY album since Dirty.
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