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  Sonic Youth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sonic Youth is a rock group formed in New York City in 1981.
While Sonic Youth comes from a different background than the typical jam band (punk/post-punk as opposed to psychedelic), their approach to this background is similar to the jam bands approach to their own.
Sonic Youth is perhaps referred to in the survival-horror videogame "Silent Hill" when the main protagonist is in the elementary school looking at the record of the teachers.
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 VH1.com : Sonic Youth : Biography
Sonic Youth was one of the most unlikely success stories of underground American rock in the '80s.
Neil Young invited Sonic Youth to open for him on his arena tour for Ragged Glory, and though they failed to win over much of the rocker's audience, it represented their first major incursion into the mainstream; it also helped make Young a cult figure within the alternative circles during the '90s.
Sonic Youth again worked with Vig for 1994's Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, which entered the U.S. charts at 34 and the U.K. charts at number ten, making it their highest-charting album ever.
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 Sonic Youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sonic Youth's accomplishments are vast and thus difficult to boil down to a single sentence, but here's a stab: SY took the abstract, often cerebral experimentalism of academic music and avant-garde jazz and made it punk.
Looking back at Sonic Youth's career, it makes sense that the group took this path; back in 1981 when they were just getting started, they were four bold, intelligent personalities jointly influenced by the avant-garde leanings of New York no wave and the aggression of hardcore punk.
Surprisingly slim by Sonic Youth standards at only seven songs, Murray Street is to the band's late '90s' output as Goo was to their late '80s output, consolidating the reflective ambient rock sprawl of recent years into tight, focused song-based pieces marked by surprisingly crisp, mellow guitar work and only occasional fireworks.
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 Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse: Pitchfork Record Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It might have dawned on some fans only after hearing Murray Street that Sonic Youth's mean age was then roughly 45, and that the group arguably hadn't produced a record of such caliber since they were in their late 20s.
Like the best jazz musicians, Sonic Youth have turned their love for experimental rock into a habit; perhaps more so than any other band, they've transcended the temporality of quality output in rock music.
Throughout their career, Sonic Youth have indulged in as much avant-garde experimentation as they have ground out formal studio albums.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/s/sonic-youth/sonic-nurse.shtml   (1112 words)

 The Sonic Youth News
Rather Ripped is unmistakably a Sonic Youth album, right down to the snatches of amp-on-fire distortion, the tuneless speak-singing of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, and an emphasis on guitar texture that...
Well, in the case of the Beastie Boys' Mike D and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore it'll consist of the...
Sonic Youth kicked off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB on Tuesday night, hours after the release of its new Geffen studio album, "Rather Ripped." It was Sonic Youth's first...
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 Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse (2004): Reviews
Sonic Nurse finds them embracing and sifting through the finer moments of their past over the course of 10 outstanding tracks.
What emerges is Sonic Youth at complete ease with themselves and their music, operating simultaneously at the peak of their powers and with a powerful, audacious restraint.
Sonic Nurse is better than 90 percent of new rock, but with younger combos like Lightning Bolt and Liars stealing their thunder, these well-meaning vets come off as old and in the way.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/sonicyouth/sonicnurse   (948 words)

 Sonic youth superstar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Acid Rain on a Hot Tin Roof: Sonic Youth at Irving Plaza, NYC, 6/8/98 (NY Rock Concert Review)
It all seemed like some bad gay porno, but when I heard that it was a Sonic Youth concert on the first night of their three sold-out shows, I had to jump back and touch myself.
For 15 minutes, Thurston and Lee were locked in a steel-cage match of blissful dissonance as they viscously pawed and mauled their instruments, scratching the pickups against their amps, detuning their strings and grinding their guitars into the ground like shovels digging in search of a groove of distortion.
Sonic Youth brought down the house that Monday with their own unique and unsurpassed brand of gorgeous, atonal noise as I'm sure they would over the next two nights, in what is sure to be a landmark concert series for the band and the New York music scene.
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 Sonic Youth and Neil Young
Sonic Youth are way out there on the cutting edge with what they're doing.
Sonic Youth was originally asked to join the tour for the West Coast leg, only to find that they were expected to play third on the bill, opening for watery sixties throwback act World Party.
More on Sonic Youth and their influence on Neil Young (and vice versa) from excerpts of "I Dreamed Of Noise", The Sonic Youth Biography.
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 Metroactive Music | Sonic Youth
But judging by Sonic Youth's new record, A Thousand Leaves (Geffen), the band may as well have buried its talent in the ground, so slavishly has it stuck to the tenets it laid out for itself in the early-'80s.
But for Sonic Youth to deserve its exalted reputation in the rock world it really ought to have had a slightly higher level of acceptance by this time.
Such songs expose Sonic Youth's fearful lack of anything to say, but then, in that sense, Sonic Youth is very much a product of its times, and one aspect of that fact is the band's extreme apolitical stance.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/05.07.98/sonicyouth-9818.html   (1053 words)

 Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation ---Ink Blot Magazine
Originally fueled by the ripping guitar of Glenn Branca alumns Ranaldo and Moore, Sonic Youth grew into - and maintain their stature as - a rock 'n' roll aural-experimentation unit beyond compare.
In 1988 Sonic Youth released Daydream Nation, a double-album that spreads itself across a musical landscape as vast and pacific as jazz, and as energetic as punk rock.
For Sonic Youth, there is no such thing as an out-of-tune instrument, just a new pitch or tone to experiment with.
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 Sonic Youth - Wikipedia
Sonic Youth a zo ur strollad rock savet e New-York e 1981.
Mond a ra Sonic Youth war-hanter ga' kals stiloù musik abaoe ar blawezhioù 80 : da gentañ toud No wave (1981-1983), ha Hardcore (1983-1986), grunge (1989-1992), post-rock (1998-2001).
Isili Sonic Youth so hend-all o kemer poan barzh raktresoù arz all (sonerezh, kleweled,...) ha pàeroneed neuignt meur a strollad dizalc'h (an heñy brudretañ so Nirvana, ba penn kentañ ar blawezhioù 90).
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 Boston.com / A&E / Music / Sonic Youth proves it’s not too old to make noise
When they formed Sonic Youth in the early 1980s, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, and Kim Gordon probably didn't consider the ramifications of selecting a band name that seemed to preclude aging gracefully.
Sonic Youth may have matured, but the band hasn't grown complacent, as evidenced by the chaotic noise on display during its nearly two-hour set at Avalon on Saturday.
In many ways, Sonic Youth gave strong indications of being nothing more than a different breed of jam band, one that grooves on squealing sheets of noise rather than notes and rhythm.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2004/08/16/sonic_youth_proves_it146s_not_too_old_to_make_noise   (437 words)

 Download sonic youth mp3 - all artist song   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sonic Youth's next two important projects, the album Confusion Is Sex and the.
Sonic Youth Lyrics Read The Story of The Sonic Youth for a more comprehensive look at the band.
Sonic Youth : NYC Ghosts and Flowers: Pitchfork Review Brent DiCrescenzo's review: "Everything down to the grammar and paintings inside is lamentable." Rated 0.
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 Sonic Youth: Murray Street - PopMatters Music Review
For those Sonic Youth fans -- yes, even the rabid ones like myself -- who couldn't bring themselves to put their last disc, the poetic but downtempo NYC Ghosts and Flowers, on the shuffle setting, now is the time to breathe easier.
Your grandfather's Sonic Youth is back -- kinda -- with their latest offering, Murray Street, which is to be both a paean to Manhattan cultural history and the next millenium aural pyrotechnics that the band more or less invented in the late '80s/early '90s on classic releases like Daydream Nation and Sister.
In the midst of their tonal shifts and sonic experimentation is a recurring penchant for quiet, even one filled with noise, as if they were worried about disturbing their neighbors.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/s/sonicyouth-murray.shtml   (827 words)

 Sister (Sonic Youth album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sister is an album by alternative rock band Sonic Youth, released in 1987 on SST Records.
At first the picture was merely covered up with a fl sticker, but on later pressings, it was not printed.
All songs written by Sonic Youth, except where noted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sister_(Sonic_Youth_album)   (223 words)

 betterPropaganda - free MP3 downloads Sonic Youth
Black Flag, The Minutemen, Meat Puppets and Butthole Surfers became contemporaries and Sonic Youth bought a van and crashed around the USA all through the 1980s playing in front of small, completely freaked out, audiences.
SST signed Sonic Youth in 1986, who left Homestead but stayed with Blast First for the U.K. and Europe.- Sonic Youth recorded Evol expanding on their dusted, mesa-boogie explorations of the American landscape and all it's mysteries.
Sonic Youth then recorded Daydream Nation a double lp which encapsulated all that had been brewing musically and lyrically with the band through the 1980s.
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 Sonic Youth 1994
With Sonic Youth, I think, at the moment, there's still so much to do musically within and without the band, and that hopefully we've still to create our best work - but, at the end of the day, we don't really want to bland out.
Sonic Youth are, hopefully, going to be prolifically creative for the rest of our careers and I feel like we're on a roll right now.
Sonic Youth is rewarding and it makes other, more self indulgent, projects possible, so I guess, ultimately, yes is the answer to your question!
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 Amazon.co.uk: Murray Street: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When the Youth spin off on one of these bright and wild trips, these rich musical elegies for their city, they remain one of the world's great musical wonders.
With Murray Street, Sonic Youth have sculpted their alternative tunings and dissonance into something that is simultaneously jangley and peaceful, dirty and beautiful.
Sonic Youth are as important as any band around at the moment, they have been for the past two decades.
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 Sonic Youth Album Reviews
They were and still are extremely influential; not only because of the genre they helped to create and expand, but because of their attitude and their methods of operation, not to forget the fact that Kim Gordon contributed to the re-thinking of the position of women in rock.
The Sonic Youth album (only because the band always insisted it wasn't an EP) is rather tame compared to their later, more adventurous albums, but the seeds of their experimentalism, the ventures into dissonance and off-kilter guitar harmonies are already there.
While there's nothing earth-shattering here, it shows Sonic Youth were different from the get-go and fortunately, they'd progress and branch out in exciting directions over the next few years and albums.
www.guypetersreviews.com /sonicyouth.php   (668 words)

 Sonic Youth
It is a term used in the music world for artists whose work has been around for a long time and no matter what is put out, they are lauded for their contributions to the music world.
Sonic Youth's new album, Murray Street, released June 25th, is one of those sacred cows.
Sonic Youth shows they have gained more knowledge of complex chords through alternate tunings.
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 Sonic Youth: Murray Street: Pitchfork Record Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His favorite album by the Youth is Goodbye 20th Century, their self-released cover album of avant-garde works by various modern classical composers.
Her favorite album by the Youth is Dirty, the band's most direct flirtation with mainstream rock.
Journalistic integrity aside, it gives me great pleasure to be able to like a new Sonic Youth album without having to force it, and to finally give their back catalog a nice, long rest.
pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/s/sonic-youth/murray-street.shtml   (950 words)

 Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse - PopMatters Music Review
Instead of stepping further into the experimental abyss and embracing their early idols, DNA and Glen Branca, Sonic Youth have become introspective, delving deeper into the structures and themes sketched on albums early in their career.
Many bands that were peers of Sonic Youth, or were influenced to form by them, are on reunion tours this summer.
This self-produced effort finds the band comfortable with their place in rock history inasmuch as they are able to create such a rewarding album at this late juncture in their career.
popmatters.com /music/reviews/s/sonicyouth-sonicnurse.shtml   (1158 words)

 SYR - Sonic Youth Recordings
As a result of their natural writing process, whereby collective improvisation congeals over time into song structures, they began to amass a small mountain of tape, most of it containing raw, wild, spontaneous music they reckoned wouldn't be "commercial" enough for Geffen to release.
Yet the material seemed just as essential and true to their mission, and showed an important side of the band and their process that was usually inacessible to their fans.
After a solid twenty-three years of explosive creativity Sonic Youth throws down what may be their heaviest classic since their own genre-breaking Daydream Nation in 1988.
smellslikerecords.com /sonicyouth/index.php?artist=Sonic+Youth   (317 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sonic Nurse: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
'Sonic Nurse' is the nineteenth studio album from the New York grandfathers of noise Sonic Youth.
Sonic youth have come a long way from 'confusion is sex' and have created their own unique sound and have proven themselves to be true Avant-garde rockers.
I had lost touch with Sonic Youth over the last few years and on the evidence of this release they seem to have mellowed out somewhat (and also acquired a fifth member in Jim O'Rourke).
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