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I genuinely have absolutely no idea.
So, recommendations please.
noisy - bad moon rising
kinda noisy - daydream nation
poppy - sonic nurse
go from there
the former expresses their poppy side perfectly, the latter their more esoteric.
lovely stuff. Cheers.
Good use of the word 'esoteric' too.
but what the hell: DIRTY.
Seriously. It's probably their most accessible, it's got big anthemic songs but also plenty of their more 'avant' edgy side. It's got a nice big sound. Plus it got me into Sonic Youth.
This promises to be a good day.
It's a good mix as term_est says above.
Ooh, look. The box things all gold. That's pretty.
I need to finish off my chronological sonic youth project sometime soon. (I listened to about eight albums in the run up to NBC and then they didn't play anything off any of them, lol).
but yes, I dare you, do it chronologically.
the s/t isn't amazing but its only five songs, and everything from confusion is sex up to goo is absolute gold.
(i don't mind Dirty, i just think its too long)
(there are lots of gaps in my SY knowledge post-Dirty, but i do also really love Washing Machine and Murray Street)
or even Murray Street.
Daydream Nation - obvious classic
My favourites are EVOL, Bad Moon Rising and Rather Ripped.
I'd say starting at the start is a bit painful unless you like a good tinny scraping racket. I really like their earliest stuff now, but not sure what I would have made of it if I'd started there.
or one of Dirty/Goo.
(My personal favourite is EVOL though- LOVE the production on that album.)
but listen to Daydream Nation first.
Sonic Nurse myself and then Daydream Nation
try some Chromeo instead
only because I love it, so many good songs on it
and full of flare, and it has Diamond Sea on it... which is the best 19minutes of music ever... well 6minutes of music and 13minutes of nosie