Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth live archive

Sonic Youth post historical concert recordings on Bandcamp

Hear live selections from throughout the band’s history.

Kim Gordon solo album No Home Record

Kim Gordon announces solo debut, No Home Record

Hear new single “Sketch Artist.”

Top 100 post-punk albums

The Top 100 Post-Punk Albums

100 albums that transformed punk into a dark, experimental art form.

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Sonic Youth built a more inclusive musical world on Daydream Nation

The album that turned Sonic Youth from lo-fi avant-gardists to something bigger.

Flip These houses benefit concert

Members of Sonic Youth, Spoon, The Hold Steady to perform at “Flip These Houses” benefit

Plus Lenny Kaye, Amy Rigby, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf and more.

The 30 Best Bands of the Past 30 Years

We surveyed music since 1988 to determine the best groups in the game.

The best indie rock albums of the '00s

Top 100 Indie Rock albums of the ’00s

The greatest sounds from a thrilling, if intangible movement.

Treble’s 50 favorite bassists

Our 50 picks for holding down the low end.

How Homerpalooza taught a lesson about being cool

“Well, how the hell do you be cool?” When Marge Simpson asks this question, exasperatedly,…

Sonic Youth Spinhead Sessions

Sonic Youth announce archival compilation, Spinhead Sessions

On June 17, Sonic Youth will release a new compilation of unreleased archival rehearsal sessions,…

Sonic Youth albums rated EJSTANS

More Sonic Youth vinyl reissues due in 2016

The vinyl reissue series reaches the band’s ’90s and ’00s output.

albums produced by Butch Vig

10 Essential Albums produced by Butch Vig

Marking 20 years of Garbage with ten of Butch’s best.

essential music books for summer reading

10 Essential music books for summer reading

Stuff these rock ‘n’ roll reads in your duffel bag.

guide to no wave Sonic Youth

Beginner’s Guide: No Wave

Find out where to begin with this complicated, art-damaged and short-lived genre.

The 10 Best Simpsons Music Moments

The 10 Best Simpsons music moments

The best original songs, guest appearances by musicians, and other musical moments from The Simpsons.

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore announces new band with Steve Shelley

Band also features My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe.

The Beatles, crossing Abbey Road.

10 Artists Who Pass the 5-Album Test

Making the grade five times in a row.

History's Greatest Monsters

Monster #4: NYC Ghosts & Flowers

Sonic Youth breaks their winning streak.