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Old 01.14.2023, 04:24 PM   #1
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Here are my personal rankings of their 15 studio albums. I'd love to hear where you rank these as well!
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Old 02.14.2023, 06:00 PM   #2
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Everyone knows this is the definitive ranking...

1. Sister - 10/10
2. Daydream Nation - 10/10
3. Washing Machine - 9/10
4. Dirty - 9/10
5. Murray Street - 9/10
6. Evol - 9/10
7. Sonic Nurse - 8/10
8. Goo - 8/10
9. Confusion Is Sex + Kill Your Idols - 8/10
10. Bad Moon Rising - 7/10
11. Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star - 7/10
12. The Eternal - 7/10
13. Rather Ripped - 7/10
14. Sonic Youth - 6/10
15. A Thousand Leaves - 6/10
16. New York City Ghosts & Flowers - 5/10
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Old 02.22.2023, 02:39 PM   #3
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Everyone knows this is the definitive ranking...

1. Sister - 10/10
2. Daydream Nation - 10/10
3. Washing Machine - 9/10
4. Dirty - 9/10
5. Murray Street - 9/10
6. Evol - 9/10
7. Sonic Nurse - 8/10
8. Goo - 8/10
9. Confusion Is Sex + Kill Your Idols - 8/10
10. Bad Moon Rising - 7/10
11. Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star - 7/10
12. The Eternal - 7/10
13. Rather Ripped - 7/10
14. Sonic Youth - 6/10
15. A Thousand Leaves - 6/10
16. New York City Ghosts & Flowers - 5/10

Personally I would put goo and experimental jet set at the bottom, but the bottom of a list of albums that good is still pretty damn good.

NYC Ghost and flowers would be up closer to the top, as would.... Crap!! It should pretty much all be in the top five, how can 16 things all be in the top five! Math you have failed me.
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Old 02.28.2023, 07:45 AM   #4
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This made me remember the NYCGF 0.0 rating in Pitchfork. Ha!



I cannot rate SY's albums, there are too many damn good ones. But for me, NYCGF and SY's homonymous EP are always in the top area.
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Old 02.28.2023, 10:15 AM   #5
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1. Daydream Nation- 10/10
2. Sister - 10/10
3. Bad Moon Rising - 10/10
4. Evol - 10/10
5. Confusion is Sex - 10/10
6. Sonic Youth - 9/10
7. Goo - 9/10
8. Washing Machine - 9/10
9. Sonic Nurse - 8/10
10. Dirty - 8/10
11. A Thousand Leaves - 8/10
12. Rather Ripped - 7/10
13. Murray Street - 7/10
14. NYC Ghosts & Flowers - 7/10
15. The Eternal - 7/10
16. Experimental, Jet Set, Trash, and No Star - 1/10
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Old 02.28.2023, 11:21 PM   #6
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I think these rankings depends on the facet of the band you are interested in, if you think the experimental area of their music is boring or secondary you'll never put some albums on top, in my opinion 'A Thousand Flowers' is one of their most important recordings, NYCG&F too (Goodbye 20th Century included), because at that point the band abandoned completely the grunge, the indie, the punk, the hits.. it was the time when they felt really free. Maybe i'm weird but I'd rather hear 'Anagrama' than 'Teenage Riot'. But when I was 20 it was probably the other way around so I don't judge anyone.
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Old 03.01.2023, 09:35 AM   #7
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Teenag Riot came out BEFORE "grunge" "indie" etc.
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Old 03.01.2023, 07:26 PM   #8
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here's my very personal ranking in 2023...

1. Murray Street
2. A Thousand Leaves
3. Evol
4. Washing Machine
5. Sister
6. Goo
7. Sonic Nurse
8. Daydream Nation
9. Bad Moon Rising
10. Sonic Youth
11. NYC Ghosts & Flowers
12. Confusion Is Sex
13. Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
14. Dirty
15. Rather Ripped
16. The Eternal
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Old 03.01.2023, 09:40 PM   #9
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Teenag Riot came out BEFORE "grunge" "indie" etc.




I think you didn't understand (or didn't care) the main idea of the message... anyway I doubt that song is an example of musical innovation in any genre.
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Old 03.02.2023, 09:21 AM   #10
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I think you didn't understand (or didn't care) the main idea of the message... anyway I doubt that song is an example of musical innovation in any genre.

I heard it in 1987, and it sounded like NOTHING BEFORE.

7+ minutes
odd calm intro by KIm
raging thrust through the whole song
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The effortless cool of 'Teenage Riot' is still unparalleled to this day. I will never get tired of hearing that song.
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I heard it in 1987, and it sounded like NOTHING BEFORE.

7+ minutes
odd calm intro by KIm
raging thrust through the whole song




I didn't say 'Teenage Riot' is a bad song, I just find it very poppy, probably the fact it's been proclaimed everywhere as "THE song" has ended up boring me. Same with 100%, Bull in the Heather, Kool Thing, Dirty Boots... But I really think 'The Sprawl', 'cross the Breeze' and 'Rain King' (along with the trilogy) are the true gold in Daydream Nation.
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I heard it in 1987, and it sounded like NOTHING BEFORE.

7+ minutes
odd calm intro by KIm
raging thrust through the whole song

That song was recorded in 1988. How did you heard it in '87?
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