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The best album by Sonic Youth is Daydream Nation which is ranked number 54 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 35,353.

Sonic Youth is ranked number 46 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 58,035.

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

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:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Daydream NationUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1988Appears in:1,120 charts
Rank in 1988:1Rank Score:35,353
Rank in 1980s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,305 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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2.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,027
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  80/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

SisterUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1987Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1987:9Rank Score:4,312
Rank in 1980s77Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  81/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,666
Rank in 1990s130Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  79/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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EVOLUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1986Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1986:10Rank Score:3,484
Rank in 1980s101Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  79/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Washing MachineUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1995Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1995:30Rank Score:1,326
Rank in 1990s328Overall Rank:1,527
Average Rating:  78/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Murray StreetUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:2002Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2002:39Rank Score:984
Rank in 2000s424Overall Rank:1,970
Average Rating:  77/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Bad Moon RisingUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1985Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1985:31Rank Score:782
Rank in 1980s375Overall Rank:2,360
Average Rating:  74/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1994:76Rank Score:564
Rank in 1990s610Overall Rank:3,018
Average Rating:  70/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Rather RippedUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:2006Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2006:76Rank Score:524
Rank in 2000s730Overall Rank:3,192
Average Rating:  74/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Overall band rank: 46

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 (425 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.Schizophrenia
(from the album Sister)
 90/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.The Diamond Sea
(from the album Washing Machine)
 90/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Candle
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 89/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.'Cross The Breeze
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 89/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.Sugar Kane
(from the album Dirty)
 88/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Incinerate
(from the album Rather Ripped)
 88/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Sunday
(from the album A Thousand Leaves)
 88/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Dirty Boots
(from the album Goo)
 88/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Trilogy: A) The Wonder B) Hyperstation Z) Eliminator Jr.
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 88/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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11.Kool Thing
(from the album Goo)
 88/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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12.Shadow Of A Doubt
(from the album EVOL)
 87/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.The Sprawl
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 87/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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14.(I Got A) Catholic Block
(from the album Sister)
 87/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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15.Silver Rocket
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 87/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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16.Wildflower Soul
(from the album A Thousand Leaves)
 86/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Hey Joni
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 86/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.Stereo Sanctity
(from the album Sister)
 86/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Total Trash
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 86/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Eric's Trip
(from the album Daydream Nation)
 86/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Sonic Youth ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 175 votes)
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From Jbalbinolr 4 days ago
1 incredible album and a lot of great ones make this band easy to rank.
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From Strangel 11/13/2017 09:30
Sonic Youth are the classic 'you had to be there' band. If I'd listened to them as I was growing up in the 80s their noise innovation would have been defining for me. But, as it is, trying to find relevance on retrospectively immersing myself in their music is a difficult task. This doesn't mean that I don't recognise that their music isn't significant - it is. It's just that I'm not sure I can easily connect with a sprawling noise that other bands were instead able to provide for me when I was younger. I just think that I maybe missed the Sonic Youth boat, so to speak. It is a good sprawling noise but I won't be rocking out to it at home on my own.
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From PaperVinnie 10/22/2017 01:30
Sonic Youth is one of the most underrated bands of all time, their sound was consistently innovative, and they influenced a ton of bands. They're easily my favorite artist, and they have about 6-7 albums that I would consider essential to any music buff. In my opinion these guys were the Velvet Underground of their generation.
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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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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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