Sonic Youth | The Complete Studio Albums Collection | Vinyl Bundle

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The Sonic Youth motherload is here - the Complete Studio Albums Collection, available in one incredible vinyl bundle exclusively at popmarket! One iconic band & timeless16 LP's - you need this!

Widely regarded as the greatest indie rock band of all time, Sonic Youth's discography offers listeners an intensely satisfying journey of melody, noise, attitude, aggression, hooks & anger... from their debut raw punk introduction to the world Confusion Is Sex to their swan song The Eternal, this bundle has EVERYTHING, including three brand new reissues of their mid to late 90's classics - Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, A Thousand Leaves and NYC Ghosts & Flowers!

The Complete Sonic Youth Studio Albums Collection Vinyl Bundle includes:

Confusion Is Sex (Plus Kill Yr Idols) (1983) - This was the sound of 1983 New York City: nothing like London where punks were starting to scrub their faces and sounds to get on Top of the Pops, and nothing like the jangly roots of college radio rock starting to formulate in Athens, Georgia. It sounded like no one else on Earth, for that matter. (Goofin Records 2016 Reissue including Kill Yr Idols EP tracks)

Bad Moon Rising (1985) - The album is a fascinating examination of the junction where hippie idealism [meets] the cold hard world, says guitarist Lee Ranaldo, where Woodstock [meets] Altamont Death Valley, Charles Manson, Brian Wilson, musicians, murderers, heroes and villains. (Goofin Records 2015 Reissue w/ four bonus tracks & digital download included)

EVOL (1986) - "The seeds of greatness..." -- Pitchfork. The third studio album by Sonic Youth, originally released in May 1986 on SST Records, shows the first signs that the band was ready to transform their no wave past into a greater alternative rock sensibility. EVOL ... mark[s] the true departure point of Sonic Youth s musical evolution, says Pitchfork, who place the album in the #31 slot of their Top 100 Albums of The 1980s. (Goofin Records 2015 Reissue)

Sister (1987) - “Let’s get something straight. There is no album in the entire corpus of indie rock—not Loveless, not Surfer Rosa, not Psychocandy—that reaches the heights of invention, joy, and magic of Sonic Youth’s sublime fifth album...." - Stereogum(Goofin Records 2016 Reissue w/ Digital Download)

Daydream Nation (1988) - If 1988's Daydream Nation didn't make as decisive a leap in terms of theory or style as 1987's Sister, as far as execution was concerned, it was Sonic Youth's first unqualified masterpiece, a triumph that made them one of the most respected bands in indie rock. It was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry in 2006. (Goofin Records 2014 Reissue Double LP)

The Whitey Album (released as Ciccone Youth) (1989) - Although it was only a side project with punk rock titan Mike Watt, the intense creativity of this time in Sonic Youth's career spills out all over this album, making it a rare treat for fans. (Goofin Records 2006 Reissue)

Goo (1990) - The major label debut, the album's sound diverged considerably from their earlier material and is often considered "their most accessible album", with elements of experimental rock, garage punk, alternative rock and hard rock. (Geffen Records 2016 Limited Reissue)

Dirty (1992) - Dirty finds Sonic Youth revisiting the territory the band mapped out on Sister -- merging the propulsive structures of rock (both punk and otherwise) with the gorgeous chaos of their approach to the electric guitar -- and it shows how much better they'd gotten at it in the past five years. (Geffen Records 2016 Limited Reissue Double LP)

Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (1994) - Unlike its predecessor Dirty, Experimental Jet Set features a more low-key approach and references the band's earlier work on the independent record label SST Records. The album contains quieter and more relaxed songs that deal with personal and political topics. (Geffen Records 2016 Reissue, 10/14/16 Release Date)

Washing Machine (1995) - Easily their most adventurous, challenging, and best record since Daydream Nation, the album finds Sonic Youth returning to the fearless exploration, but the group has found a way to work that into tighter song structures. (Geffen Records 2016 Reissue)

A Thousand Leaves (1998) - Thanks in part to a preceding series of self-released instrumental EPs, 1998's A Thousand Leaves was among Sonic Youth's most highly anticipated releases. Public interest in underground electronica seemed to have rekindled the band's interest in making experimental-minded rock albums. The guitar interplay on tracks like Wildflower Soul, Hits of Sunshine (for Allen Ginsberg) and Karen Koltrane demonstrate why, 18 years after they formed in NYC, this band was still regarded as the most forward-looking unit in rock. (Geffen Records 2016 Reissue, 10/14/16 Release Date)

NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000) - The album was very experimental and can be considered as a reaction to the theft of their instruments in July 1999, in which many irreplaceable guitars and effects pedals were stolen. This is also the first album since Bad Moon Rising in which Sonic Youth used John Cage-like prepared guitar, for example using a bicycle horn between the strings on Lightnin', a lime between the strings and the first pickup and a file inserted over the neck pickup on Small Flowers Crack Concrete and a drum stick between the strings in Free City Rhymes. (Geffen Records 2016 Reissue, 10/14/16 Release Date)

Murray Street (2002) - Named after the New York street where their studio is situated--and where a plane engine landed on September 11, 2001--Murray Street is potent, accessible, daring, and often obliteratingly lovely. (Geffen Records 2016 Reissue)

Sonic Nurse (2004) - Sonic Youth has trimmed away its more direct hooks, while also curbing its artier indulgences. That isn't to say that melody or noise is absent--especially when it's Kim Gordon's turn to rant on cuts such as "Mariah Carey and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream"--but that these elements are carefully balanced and defer to an overall sound that's richer than ever now that newest member Jim O'Rourke has fully integrated himself into the band's gestalt. (Geffen Records 2016 Reissue Double LP)

Rather Ripped (2006) - Rather Ripped features twelve songs of forward motion and harmonic/melodic surprise with vocals shared by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo with Steve Shelley gluing the rhythms to the floorboards. (Geffen Records 2016 Reissue)

The Eternal (2009) - After years on Geffen Records, Sonic Youth return to an indie label with their sixteenth studio album. "The Eternal" is a supercharged rocker, recalling aspects of the Evol-Sister-Daydream Nation holy trinity, but with cleaner, louder production and more straightforward momentum. (Matador Records 2009 - Double LP hyper-deluxe HQ 180 RTI vinyl analog in heavy duty Stoughton gatefold sleeve, printed inner sleeves, and MP3 coupon.)