The discography of American rock band Sonic Youth comprises 15 studio albums, seven extended plays, three compilation albums, seven video releases, 21 singles, 46 music videos, nine releases in the Sonic Youth Recordings series, eight official bootlegs, and contributions to 16 soundtracks and other compilations. In 1981, Sonic Youth signed with Neutral Records, and released its eponymous debut EP Sonic Youth the next year. The band's first full-length album was Confusion is Sex, released in 1983.
Radio promo for Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star release.
Sonic Youth and Friends. SONIC NURSE - added scan of various promo CDs + weird HDCD.
Sonic Youth Articles and Media. Sonic Youth to Release Live Album Battery Park, NYC: July 4, 2008. Check out a live version of Bull in the Heather, performed in New York 11 years ago. by: Noah Yoo. May 23 2019. Sonic Youth: Battery Park, NYC: July 4, 2008. Three years before they split, at an Independence Day concert in a downtown park, the band tore through its earliest work with the polish of seasoned pros. by: Susan Elizabeth Shepard.
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Sonic Youth had no equivalent then, and they still don't - no one on the underground can rival them for daring, brilliance and range. Their willingness to experiment and evolve brought them perilously near the mainstream in the early '90s, but recent efforts have once again delivered them into the covetous arms of art-rock's intelligentsia. Daydream Nation (1988) remains their pinnacle achievement, a thematically coherent pastiche of Gen-X cynicism, sonic tube disasters and surreal guitar passages that chime like harps in a hailstorm. The work of Sonic Youth is all the more remarkable for being almost entirely self-produced and truly collaborative in origin. Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo all lend a hand in writing and singing, which sometimes produces the jarring effect of listening to three different bands on the same album.