Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth - Murray Street (2002/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sonic Youth - Murray Street (2002/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:42 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Considered one of the band's best albums, Sonic Youth's 2002 release Murray Street is named for the location of the group's studio in New York City, only two blocks from the World Trade Center. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 occurred during the writing and recording of this album, which therefore reflects the turmoil and uncertainty of the times. Murray Street also marks the beginning of Grammy-winning producer and guitarist Jim O'Rourke's six year stint as a member of Sonic Youth.
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse (2004/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse (2004/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 60:40 minutes | 2,5 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sonic Youth's 2004 release Sonic Nurse followed Murray Street and together the two are considered by many fans as among the band's best work. These songs mark a return to form for the group, reminiscent of the Sonic Youth of the late 1980s, but honed by several years of experience.
Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea [EP] (1995/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea [EP] (1995/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:36 minutes | 1,34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Diamond Sea from Sonic Youth's 1995 release Washing Machine holds the distinction as the band's longest song, clocking in at almost 20 minutes on the album. This EP takes the song one step further with a 26 minute "extended" version and also includes a drastically-edited single mix of the song along with the quirky outtake My Arena.
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped (2006/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped (2006/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 51:49 minutes | 2,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Rather Ripped contains some of Sonic Youth's most poppy and accessible songs, co-produced by John Agnello working with the band for the first time. The 2006 release marked the end of Sonic Youth's nine-album run on Geffen Records as well as the departure of guitarist and producer Jim O'Rourke, who joined the group in 1999.

Sonic Youth - Dirty (1992) 2CDs Expanded Deluxe Edition 2003  Music

Posted by Designol at April 18, 2017
Sonic Youth - Dirty (1992) 2CDs Expanded Deluxe Edition 2003

Sonic Youth - Dirty (1992) 2CDs Expanded Deluxe Edition 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 920 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 320 Mb | Scans ~ 225 Mb | 02:19:52
Alternative Rock, Noise Rock, Experimental Rock, Grunge | Label: Geffen | # 493 410-2

Deluxe Edition 2 CD set features 35 tracks including b-sides and previously unreleased versions. Sonic Youth's second major-label album, produced and mixed by Butch Vig and Andy Wallace (a team that had helped turn Nirvana's NEVERMIND multi-platinum) was not the barefaced bid for mainstream acceptance that surly underground souls grumbled about in the pages of fanzines. While Vig and Wallace give guitarists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, bassist Kim Gordon, and phenomenal drummer Steve Shelley a wide-screen panorama for their bizarrely-tuned assaults, DIRTY is probably Sonic Youth's most uncompromising album since 1985's BAD MOON RISING–particularly in the lyrical department. Dropping the deliberate obscurantism, Philip K. Dick references, and smart-alecky snottiness, Sonic Youth brackets a slew of pointed political attacks ("Youth Against Fascism," "Swimsuit Issue," and the Jesse Helms-bashing "Chapel Hill") with two passionate tributes to the band members' murdered friend, Joe Cole ("100%" and "JC"). That DIRTY is Sonic Youth's most commercial-sounding album makes it that much more subversive.

Sonic Youth - Goo (1990) (deluxe edition)  Music

Posted by uff at April 26, 2014
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990) (deluxe edition)

Sonic Youth - Goo (1990) (deluxe edition)
Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Geffen Records B0000845-02 | rel: 2005 | 1090Mb

Any doubts as to the continuing relevance of Sonic Youth upon their jump to major-label status were quickly laid to rest by Goo, their follow-up to the monumental Daydream Nation. While paling in the shadow of its predecessor, the record is nevertheless a defiant call to arms against mainstream musical values; the Geffen logo adorning the disc is a moot point – Goo is, if anything, a portrait of Sonic Youth at their most self-indulgently noisy and contentious, covering topics ranging from Karen Carpenter ("Tunic") to UFOs ("Disappearer") to dating Jesus' mom ("Mary-Christ"). Even Public Enemy's Chuck D joins the fracas on the single "Kool Thing," which teeters on the brink of a cultural breakthrough but falls just shy of the mark; the same could be said of Goo itself – by no means a sellout, it nevertheless lacks the coherence and force of the group's finest work, and the opportunity to violently rattle the mainstream cage slips by. ~Allmusic

Sonic Youth - Goo (1991) {laserdisc rip}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 13, 2017
Sonic Youth - Goo (1991) {laserdisc rip}

Sonic Youth - Goo (1991) {laserdisc rip}
Laserdisc rip | AVI: Advanced Simple@L5 (512 x 384, 1888 Kbps) | Audio: MP3 (192 Kbps: VBR) | 53 min | English | 796 mb
Genre: alternative

Goo is a 1991 major label debut album by New York alterna- rockers Sonic Youth. They made music videos for each song on the album and compiled it for release, some of them ("Dirty Boots", "Kool Thing") done with finances from their record label (DGC/Geffen), others done independently, with one or two done by themselves. While these videos have been formally released as part of a compilation DVD, this is taken from the high quality laserdisc.

Sonic Youth - Riot in Melbourne (Live) (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 9, 2017
Sonic Youth - Riot in Melbourne (Live) (2017)

Sonic Youth - Riot in Melbourne (Live)
Alternative, Experimental, Post-Punk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 60:43 min | 141 MB
Label: Sonic Boom | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

SUPERB RADIO BRADCAST FROM AUSTRALIA 1989 Spawned from the burgeoning New York noise-rock movement of the early 1980s, the impulse for Sonic Youth s sound was necessity rather than aesthetics. As struggling artists working in an underground scene, the band could only afford cheap guitars, and subsequently used every method possible to mask evidence of their substandard instruments; alternate tunings, distortion, feedback and unusual playing techniques, such as hitting their strings with drum sticks, were all tactics employed by guitarists Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo, and bass player Kim Gordon, in this endeavor.

Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at April 15, 2017
Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth

Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth by David Browne
English | May 27, 2008 | ISBN: 030681515X, 0306816032 | EPUB + PDF | 464 pages | 7.2/4.6 MB
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine (1995/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sonic Youth - Washing Machine (1995/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 68:17 minutes | 2,67 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sonic Youth's ninth album Washing Machine is the first record to almost exclusively feature Kim on guitar rather than bass, and contains some of their lengthiest material since "Goo" and "Daydream Nation", including the epic "The Diamond Sea" which drifts onward for an unprecedented 20 minutes, still the longest track on any SY album (excluding the SYR releases). Incidentally, "The Diamond Sea" would prove to be one of the band's most popular songs, and it along with SY's headlining spot on the summer Lollapalooza tour would introduce legions of new fans to their music.