"Bad Moon Rising" is the second studio album by Sonic Youth. "Bad Moon Rising" displays Sonic Youth's more Noise, No Wave, Avant-Garde etc talents. On this record they made some of the most insane and intense songs I've ever heard.
Daydream Nation demonstrates the extent to which noise and self-conscious avant art can be incorporated into rock, and the results are nothing short of stunning.
Released: Jul 21, 1992
It's a beautifully paced disc exploding with beatific beats, white-noise assaults and great, grungy pop.
Released: May 3, 1994
This CD features the underlying foundation of the group's music standing naked, without any of their traditionally excessive static to heighten it.
Released: Jun 26, 1990
Goo was the first album released after the band signed to major label Geffen Records. Their albums became more accessible and less experimental, but still retained elements of a trademark collage of noise.
Released: Jun 13, 2006
It's a solidly good album, and if taken as part of a trio of albums with Sonic Nurse and Murray Street, it shows that Sonic Youth is still in a comfortable yet creative groove, not a rut.
Released: Apr 25, 1995
The 17-track SST overview Screaming Fields of Sonic Love isn't nearly as bad as some die-hard fans might have suspected.
Released: Jun 8, 2004
One of Sonic Nurse's biggest surprises is the return of Kim Gordon.
The self-titled debut EP by Sonic Youth brings some differences from their later works. The album features the band using standard tuning on their instruments, something very uncommon for Sonic Youth. This EP also clearly shows their No Wave influences.
Released: Jun 9, 2009
It is their first studio album in three years (since Rather Ripped), making it the band's longest delay between studio albums.
Washing Machine encompasses everything that made Sonic Youth innovators, and shows that they can continue to grow, finding new paths inside their signature sound.