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Sonic Youth

Formed: 1981 in New York, NY
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Lee Ranaldo, Anne DeMarinis, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Jim O'Rourke, Steve Shelley, Mark Ibold, Bob Bert, Richard Edson, James Sclavunos
Biography: Sonic Youth were one of the most unlikely success stories of underground American rock in the '80s. Where contemporaries R.E.M. and Hüsker Dü were fairly conventional in terms of song structure and melody, Sonic Youth began their career by abandoning any pretense of traditional rock & roll conventions. ...Read full biography
Daydream Nation
Released: 1988
Label: Geffen
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By refining the song-oriented breakthroughs of Sister and developing their fascination with noise and alternate tunings, Sonic Youth created a masterpiece of post-punk art rock with the double-album Daydream ...Read full review
Sister
Released: 1987
Label: Geffen
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EVOL was a major leap forward for Sonic Youth, but Sister is a masterpiece, demonstrating the group's rapidly evolving musicality. More than ever before, Sonic Youth's songs sound like actual songs, and ...Read full review