This is a roughly chronological list of compilations featuring contributions by Sonic Youth. Full track list info is provided if possible, and SY's track appears in bold text. Items featured include regular "various artists" compilations, soundtracks, a handful of promo samplers, tributes, freebies, and a few oddities. This page indicates original release date, the song(s) included, and original/common release label. Tracks that are unique to a compilation are bolded baby blue.

title year content primary label
NOISE FEST 1982 Untitled (live 06/18/81) ZG Music
TELLUS #1 1983 Scream Tape (live) Harvestworks
SPEED TRIALS 1984 Dig This! (live 05/04/83) Homestead
59 TO 1 CASSETTE NR. 1 1984 Protect Me You 59 to 1
YOU BET WE'VE GOT SOMETHING AGAINST YOU 1985 The World Looks Red (live 04/28/85) Cathexis/Pleasantly Surprised
A DIAMOND HIDDEN IN THE MOUTH OF A CORPSE 1985 Halloween Giorno Poetry Systems
PLOW! 1985 Death Valley '69 (7" version, alt mix) Organik
CHEMICAL IMBALANCE #4 1986 Marilyn Moore (live 06/19/86) Chemical Balance
IMPACT (auto-edit) 1986 I Love Her All The Time (live 04/28/85) Audio Instant
COMMUNICATE LIVE 1986 Kill Yr Idols (live 03/23/85) Thames Poly Student Union
LIFE WOULD BE GRIM WITHOUT HUMOUR 1986 The World Looks Red (live) Fourth Dimension
SUB POP 100 1986 Kill Yr Idols Sub Pop
EMMA PRESENTEERT 1986 Brother James (live 10/15/85) M. A. Draje
HITS $ CORRUPTION 1986 The World Looks Red (live 04/28/85) Hits & Corruption
BANG ZOOM #7 1986 Kat n Hat (live 07/05/85) / interview Bang Zoom
LOVEDOLLS SUPERSTAR 1986 Hallowed Be Thy Name SST
INDIE TOP 20 VOL 1 1987 Into the Groovey Band of Joy
TELLUS #18: EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE 1987 Plato's Cave [excerpt] (live 12/05/86) Harvestworks
NME'S HAT TRICK 1987 White Kross (live 11/10/86) NME
RHYTHM & NOISE 1987 Catholic Block (live 06/04/87) Underground Mag 7
SST GODHEAD STOREDUDE IN-STORE PLAY DEVICE #1 1987 Inhuman / I Dreamed I Dream SST
SST GODHEAD STOREDUDE IN-STORE PLAY DEVICE #2 1987 Master=Dik SST
SST GODHEAD STOREDUDE IN-STORE PLAY DEVICE #3 1987 Schizophrenia / Hotwire My Heart SST
SST GODHEAD STOREDUDE IN-STORE PLAY DEVICE #5 1987 Sonik Death (live 11/04/83) SST
TAKING THIS PLACE APART II 1987 Interview ?
59 TO 1 CASSETTE NR. 17 1987 Kotton Krown 59 to 1
HYSTERIE 1987 Death Valley '69 Widowspeak Productions
MADE IN USA 1987? Secret Girl Chrysalis
MINI PLOT 1988 I Am Right (goofy mix) SST
SOUNDS BLASTS 2 1988 Silver Rocket (live 08/88) Sounds Blast 2
SGT PEPPER KNEW MY FATHER 1988 Within You Without You NME Presents
GOOD FEELING 1988 Catholic Block (live 06/04/87) 53rd & 3rd
RIVER OF NO RETURN 1988 Marilyn Moore (live 05/29/86) United Piss Artists
FAST 'N' BULBOUS 1988 Electricity Imaginary
MUSIC VIEW #41 1988 Kissability / interview ?
INDIE CITY 1 1988 Death Valley '69 New Musical Express
GIGANTIC! 1989 Teenage Riot (special video mix) Melody Maker
MELTING PLOT 1989 I Am Right (goofy mix) / I Am Right SST
THE BRIDGE 1989 Computer Age Caroline
EVERY BAND HAS A SHONEN KNIFE WHO LOVES THEM 1989 Burning Farm Gasatanka/Giant
NOTHING SHORT OF TOTAL WAR 1989 Come And Smash Me... / He's On Fire / Magic Wand / **** Blast First
DEVIL'S JUKEBOX 1989 Come And Smash Me... / Magic Wand / **** Blast First
CMJ PRESENTS CERTAIN DAMAGE 1989? Candle CMJ
ENIGMA! A MANIC ASSEMBLAGE OF ENIGMA RECORDING ARTISTS 1989 Teen Age Riot Enigma
THE BEST OF CMJ 1979-1989 1990? Death Valley '69 CMJ
DK PULSER NO. 1 1990 Su Nioj DK Pulser
VERA GRONINGEN: BEAUTY IN THE UNDERWORLD 1990 Broken Eye (live 06/11/87) Vera
SMILES, VIBES, & HARMONY 1990 I Know There's An Answer DeMilo Records
50 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS CAN'T BE WRONG 1990 ? CMJ
DECADE 1: A MUSICAL HISTORY 1990 Kool Thing MCA
THE JUNE 1990 GUIDE 1990 Kool Thing / Disappearer / Tunic Geffen/DGC
PUMP UP THE VOLUME 1990 Titanium Expose MCA
MCA CD COMPILATION #5 1991 Dirty Boots MCA
OUT OF TIME 1991 Electricity Imaginary
SUBMERGE YOURSELF IN SOUND 1991 Catholic Block (live 11/03/90) DGC
NEVERMIND THE MAINSTREAM 1 1992 Kool Thing Rhino
FREEDOM OF CHOICE 1992 Ca Plane Pour Moi Caroline/City Slang
NME SINGLES OF THE WEEK 1992 1992 100% RCA
BURNING LEAVES 1992 Youth Against Fascism / Stalker DGC
ROCK THE VOTE 1992 PSA Warner Bros.
DERAILS 1992 Youth Against Fascism (remix) DGC
REFLEX TEST 1992 Youth Against Fascism (remix) DGC
ROAD KILL 1992 Youth Against Fascism (remix) DGC
SPAWN 1992 Youth Against Fascism (remix) DGC
PLAY MCA AUGUST 92 1992 Sugar Kane MCA
THE INDIE SCENE 85 1992 Death Valley '69 The Connoisseur Collection
VOX ELITE 1993 100% VOX/ICP
MONDO SUPREMO 1993 Sugar Kane DGC
SPLUNGE 1993 Sugar Kane (edit) DGC
ASTRO SHEEN 1993 Teen Age Riot DGC
OPTION GIVEAWAY 1993 Teen Age Riot Option Mag
RCD CLASSIC ROCK COLLECTION VOL 10 1993 Teen Age Riot Northern Shell Pic
DIE HARD STREET MUSIC 1993 I Love You Mary Jane Immortal
JUDGMENT NIGHT 1993 I Love You Mary Jane Immortal/Epic
NO ALTERNATIVE 1993 The Burning Spear (live 01/24/93) Arista
THEN CAME THE LAST DAYS OF MAY 1993?! The Red & The Black Old Stage Road
20 GROUPES EN STARTER 1993? Youth Against Fascism Les Trans-Musicales
DE AFREKENING VOLUME 5 1993? Sugar Kane Columbia
RIFRAF VOLUME ONE 1993 Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit Liquid
METAL CD COLLECTION 13 1993 Teen Age Riot Northern & Shell Publications
REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX 1993 Teen Age Riot Melody Maker
GRINDER 1994 Bull in the Heather DGC
STEP STEP STEPPIN' ON SATAN'S FOOT 1994 Made in USA segment Tedium House
GRILLER 2 1994 Sweet Shine DGC
RADIO MUSIC & INTERVIEW 1994 Doctor's Orders ?
FROM ROCK TO R&B 1994 Bull in the Heather ?
MCA CANADA CD COMPILATION #9 1994 Bull in the Heather MCA
CMJ NEW MUSIC #10 1994 Bull in the Heather CMJ Mag
IN CONCERT: NEW ROCK #94-16 1994? 7 songs (live 01/24/93) Westwood One
ALTERNATIVE NRG 1994 JC (live 09/27/92) Hollywood
DGC RARITIES VOL. 1 1994 Compilation Blues DGC
GEFFEN RARITIES VOL. 1 1994 Compilation Blues Geffen
IF I WERE A CARPENTER 1994 Superstar A&M
HOW MANY CATS CAN YOU FIT IN A BUCKET? 1994 Superstar A&M
B.L.A.S.T. #3 1994 Superstar S.I.N.
HARD FORCE 1994 Androgynous Mind Geffen
VOLUME 9 1994 Doctor's Orders (T-Vox version) ?
INSANITY 1994? Bull in the Heather Sony Music
THE ATLANTIC GROUP 1995 RELEASE NO 1 JANUARY 1995 Genetic Atlantic
MY SO-CALLED LIFE 1995 Genetic Atlantic
HITS POST MODERN SYNDROME 1995 Tuck N Dar ?
SWAG 1995 Becuz Geffen
RAH RAH SIS BOOM SWAG 1995 Becuz Geffen
BACK TO SCHOOL 1995 The Diamond Sea (edit) Geffen
SEARCH & DISOBEY 1995 I Wanna Be Yr Dog (live 06/04/87) Kennel Club
MUTE BANK 1995 Teen Age Riot Mute
CMJ NEW MUSIC NOVEMBER - VOLUME 27 1995 The Diamond Sea (edit) CMJ
NME USA TODAY 1995 Unwind NME
PLAY MCA SEPT/OCT 95 1995 Little Trouble Girl MCA
JUST SAY NOEL 1995 Santa Doesn't Cop Out On Dope Geffen
BUY PRODUCT 1995 Teen Age Riot Geffen
DEFINITIVT BEAT NR 10 - 95 1995 Unwind Beat
ROCKS OFF 1995 Sugar Kane PolyGram TV
ALTERNATOR 1995 Kool Thing Crash Bang!
MCA SER FREMOVER 1995 Little Trouble Girl MCA
WILD CD 04 1995 Little Trouble Girl Wild Magazine
BUY PRODUCT 2 1996 Little Trouble Girl (instrumental) Geffen
PLAY MCA MAR/APR 96 1996 Little Trouble Girl MCA
SWAG AMERICAN STYLE 1996 Saucer-Like Geffen
ABSOLUTE 90'S 1996 Sugar Kane MCA
GENERATION X 90'S 1996? Touch Me I'm Sick ?
DE MIX VOL 1 1996 Becuz MCA Music
SEM LIMITES 1996 Sugar Kane MCA Music
SWAG VOLUME 1 1996 Saucer-Like MCA Canada
SUBURBIA 1997 Bee-Bee's Song / Sunday / Tabla in Suburbia DGC/Geffen
VOX HAUTE COUTURE 1997 Death Valley '69 Vox Mag
CMJ 500 1997 Kool Thing CMJ
TIBETAN FREEDOM CONCERT 1997 Wildflower (live 06/07/97) Capitol
LORD OF THE BOARDS 1997 Teen Age Riot Ariola
UNIVERSAL VORVERKAUF 1998 Sunday Universal
HIT DISC RADIO 1998 Sunday (edit) ?
MIX & MATCH 1998 French Tickler Geffen
JAPANESE RUMBA 1998 Silver Train Yakuza
INDIE 2000 VOL.2 1998 Kool Thing Columbia
NEW WAVE HALLOWEEN 1998 Halloween WEA/Atlantic/Rhino
WOMEN IN ROCK 1998 Tunic (Song For Karen) BMG/Razor & Tie
RRR-500 1998 Locked Groove RRR
AXION TWO 1998 Little Trouble Girl Universal
DE AFREKENING 16 1998 Sunday Sony Music
ZOO MAGAZINE CD SAMPLER 1998 Sunday Zoo Magazine
GENERATIONEXT MUSIC BY PEPSI 1998 The Diamond Sea (edit) Arcade Espa˝a
CONDO PAINTING 1998 Radio-Amatoroj (edit) Gallery Six
GOING UNDERGROUND 1999 Death Valley '69 Rhino
WIRED - MUSIC FUTURISTS 1999 Schizophrenia Rhino
GO SIMPSONIC WITH THE SIMPSONS 1999 Simpson's Theme WEA/Atlantic/Rhino
INDEX MAG SAMPLER 1999 Eyes & Teeth Index Mag
POLA X 1999 Blink Phantom
END OF DAYS 1999 Sugar Kane Universal/Geffen
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED 2000 Six (4th Take) Uncut Mag
AT HOME WITH THE GROOVEBOX 2000 Campfire Grand Royal
ELYSIAN FIELDS SOUNDTRACK 2000 Side2side2 Elysian Fields
CMJ NEW MUSIC MONTHLY #84 2000 Nevermind (What Was It Anyway) CMJ Mag
MONITOR THIS 2000 Nevermind (What Was It Anyway) Universal?
CROSSING ALL OVER VOL. 12 2000 Small Flowers Crack Concrete ?
SLEIGHED 2000 Santa Doesn't Cop Out On Dope Universal
OPEN ENDS: MUSICAL EXPLORATION IN NEW YORK 1960-2000 2000 Tremens Museum Music
GRIND SESSION 2000 In the Mind of the Bourgeois Reader Shaba Games/Sony
TT 35 2000? StreamXsonik Subway Text Und Ton Magazin
ROUGH TRADE SHOPS 25 YEARS 2001 Death Valley '69 Mute
LES INROCKUPTIBLES - OBJECTIF 2001 2001 Demie Clocharde (rough mix) Les Inrockuptibles
BED OF SOUND 2001 Tamra (excerpt) ?
JANE MAG COMPILATION 2001 Plastic Sun Jane Mag
THE VISIONS #100 ANNIVERSARY 2001 Computer Age Visions Magazine
UNDER THE INFLUENCE 2001 Tremens Six Degrees
ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES 1.1 2002 Fauxhemians ATPR
ANTHOLOGY OF NOISE & ELECTRONIC MUSIC 2002 Audience (live 10/30/83) Sub Rosa
THE WIRE 20 YEARS 1982-2002: AUDIO ISSUE 2002 Expressway to yr Skull Mute
ALL AREAS VOLUME 27 2002 Youth Against Fascism (video) Visions Magazine
YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS VOLUME 3 2002 The Empty Page ?
KICK IT ALL STARS 2002 The Empty Page Interscope
THE WIRE TAPPER 9 2002 III Wire Magazine
SONIC YOUTH DJ HOUR 2002 Radical Adults Lick Godhead Style / etc. Geffen?
2002 TOUCH AND GO/QUARTERSTICK RECORDS SAMPLER 2002 X Touch and Go
KERRANG! THE ALBUM 2002 Plastic Sun Universal Music TV
...UND ES WAR SOMMER 2002 The Empty Page Chinchilla
TENTH ANNIVERSARY - ONGOING HISTORY OF NEW MUSIC 2003 Kool Thing Universal Music
YOU CAN NEVER GO FAST ENOUGH 2003 Loop Cat Plain Recordings
LIVE FROM BONNAROO 2003 2003 She is Not Alone (live 06/13/03) Sanctuary
LEFT OF THE DIAL: DISPATCHES FROM THE 80s UNDERGROUND 2004 Teen Age Riot Rhino
MAI 2004 2004 Unmade Bed (edit) Les Inrockuptibles
PEACE NOT WAR: VOLUME TWO 2004 Peace Attack Peace Not War
PLAYLIST: VOLUME 23 - SUMMER 2004 2004 I Love You Golden Blue HMV
WELCOME TO THE DESERT 2004 Unmade Bed Filter
ROUGH TRADE SHOPS - COUNTER CULTURE 04 BEST OF 2004 2005 Dude Ranch Nurse Mute
ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES 3.1 2005 Simpson's Theme ATP Recordings
LIKE A RUG IN A LAKE 2005 Making the Nature Scene Freedom From
NEW YORK NOISE VOL 2 2005 I Dreamed I Dream Soul Jazz Records
SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG DISKOTHEK 1993 2005 I Love You Mary Jane SŘddeutsche Zeitung
ART ROCK FESTIVAL SAINT-BRIEUC 2005 2005 Beautiful Plateau n/a
A SONG BY ITS COVER 2005 Ca Plane Pour Moi BMG
1987 (EIN JAHR UND SEINE 20 SONGS) 2005 Schizophrenia SŘddeutsche Zeitung
LIVE AT KEXP, VOLUME ONE 2005 Unmade Bed (live 07/14/04) KEXP
WDET LIVE! VOL. 4 2005 Unmade Bed (live 08/02/04) WDET-FM
FROM THE KITCHEN ARCHIVES NO 3 2006 The World Looks Red / Shaking Hell (live 12/27/82) Orange Mountain Music
THE DEFINITIVE TOM DUNNE VOL 01: PET PICKS 2000-2006 2006 Unmade Bed Rubyworks
AIR MAGIC WORLD POP FEVER 2006 Incinerate Magic
LES INROCKUPTIBLES - 20 ANS - 100 CHANSONS 1986-2006 2006 Dirty Boots Les Inrockuptibles
THE HARRY SMITH PROJECT: ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC REVISITED 2006 Dry Bones (live 11/99) Shout! Factory
SONGS IN THE KEY OF B 2006 I Dreamed I Dream Plan B
ROCKZONE 17 2006 Incinerate Rockzone
MOMENTOS 2006 VOLUMEN II CANCIONES INTERNACIONALES 2007 Incinerate Sinedin Music
LA ROUTE DU ROCK - LA COMPILATION 2007 2007 Candle La Route Du Rock
LE NEW YORK D'ANDY WARHOL 2007 Tremens Les Inrockuptibles
BACK TO MINE: GUILLEMOTS 2007 Providence DMC
LIKE A HURRICANE - A TRIBUTE TO NEIL YOUNG 2007 Computer Age Uncut
THIS IS NEXT - INDIE'S BIGGEST HITS VOLUME 1 2007 Do You Believe in Rapture? Vice Records
FREE YR RADIO 2007 2007 The World Looks Red (live 07/21/07) ?
20 YEARS OF RAGE 2007 Kool Thing Warner
GUITAR HERO III 2007 Kool Thing Activision/Interscope
I'M NOT THERE 2007 I'm Not There Columbia/Sony Music
JUNO 2008 Superstar Rhino
DJ SPOOKY: SOUND UNBOUND 2008 Audience (remix) Sub Rosa
ROCKUMENTARIES 2008 Dirty Boots BlackBook
IT'S COOL TO BE HOT 2008 Superstar Music Sales Group
INDIE 2008 Rats Ukrainian Records
BE TRUE 2008 Death Valley '69 Universal Music
ASIA ARGENTO 2008 Kool Thing / Little Trouble Girl Antibemusic S.R.L.
WFMU PRESENTS: THE FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE SAMPLER VOL. 2 2008 Silver Rocket (live 07/04/08) WFMU
ELEGY SAMPLER 60 2009 Sacred Trickster Elegy
UN PRINTEMPS 2009 - VOL. 2 2009 Sacred Trickster Les Inrockuptibles
CD SIDE 53 2009 Sacred Trickster D-Side
BRAND NEU! 2009 Two Cool Rock Chicks Listening to Neu! Feraltone
GIVE.LISTEN.HELP VOL 6 2009 Brave Men Run (live 08/11/85) ?
TEN YEARS OF ROCK 2009 Reena Na´ve
NYT FRA PLAYGROUND MUSIC 2009 Sacred Trickster Playground Music Scandinavia
BORN INTO THE 90S 2009 100% Universal Music Australia
┼RSBESTE 2009 2009 Walkin Blue No Label
DOES YOUR CAT KNOW MY DOG? 2010 No Way (power cut version) (live 05/31/09) Three:Four Records
GENIUS OF...US ROCK & BRIT POP 2010 Incinerate Na´ve
MATADOR AT 21 2010 Sacred Trickster Matador
25 YEARS PUKKELPOP 2010 Kool Thing Universal Music Belgium
TOTAL DRIVETIME 2010 Bull in the Heather Universal
COLLECTORAMA #5 - PUNK 2010 Star Power Les Inrockuptibles
NOT THE SPACES YOU KNOW, BUT BETWEEN THEM 2011 In & Out / Out & In Three Lobed Recordings
THE BRIDGE SCHOOL CONCERTS: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 2011 Rain On Tin (live 10/04) Reprise
SINNER'S DAY 11 2011 Bull in the Heather EMI
HANG ON 2011 Chez Yves (Alice Et Clara) Artrocker
L'ANTHOLOGIE DES INROCKS - 25 ANS DE MUSIQUE 2011 Schizophrenia Les Inrockuptibles
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER 2012 Teen Age Riot Atlantic
BIG LOVE 2012 Bull in the Heather Atlantic
SONAR 1000 VOLUME 2 2012 Tunic (Song For Karen) Universal Music Belgium
L'INROCKUPTIBLE 2 2013 Sugar Kane Parlophone
HAUTE MUSIQUE NOVA 2013 Bull in the Heather Wagram Music
NR. 250 - DIE BESTEN COVERSONGS AUS 25 JAHREN 2013 Ca Plane Pour Moi Visions
SUMMER OF THE 90S 2014 100% Universal Music France
INDIE ANTHEMS 2014 Bull in the Heather Union Square Music Ltd
ROCK WERCHTER 40 1975-2014 2014 Kool Thing Universal Music Belgium
DEATH DISCO 2014 Shaking Hell Universal Music France
MUSIC FOR PLANTS VOL 2 2014 Creepers & Climbers soundcloud
ANTOLOGIA DE LA MUSICA ELECTRONICA Y DEL ARTE DEL RUIDO 2015 Audience Independent Recordings
LATEST & GREATEST INDIE ANTHEMS 2015 Kool Thing Union Square Music Ltd.
 

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