Sonic Youth - Sister


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Sister is the fourth studio album by Sonic Youth, originally released in 1987 on SST/Blast First, and now reissued on the band's own Goofin Records. 

At its core, Sister plays with the duality of appearances. 'Pacific Coast Highway' returns to the shadowy Los Angeles underworld of EVOL and Bad Moon Rising, evoking the naive trust of a girl thumbing a ride to Malibu. Chillingly, Kim Gordon takes on the voice of the predator who picks her up. The song shifts into a deceptive lull, a tranced-out California dream of an instrumental, which is then re-broken by a wave of feedback and the return of Gordon’s menacing refrain: “I won’t hurt you/As much as you hurt me.” 

On 'Schizophrenia,' the band also began to show more of the sophisticated pop-sensibilities and harmonics that were to become their trademark in the following years. 

"A rock album rooted in underground surreality offers a kind of twisted reassurance: How boring would it be if the world were simply as it appears on the surface? Sister is about 'the line between reality and dreaming—if there is any,' according to Ranaldo.” - Rebecca Bengal, Pitchfork 


  1. Schizophrenia 
  2. (I Got A) Catholic Block 
  3. Beauty Lies In The Eye 
  4. Stereo Sanctity 
  5. Pipeline/KillTime 
  6. Tuff Gnarl 
  7. Pacific Coast Highway 
  8. Hot Wire My Heart 
  9. Kotton Krown 
  10. White Kross 


  • US import 



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Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - EVOL   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Goo   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Dirty   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves   2LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Silver Session (For Jason Knuth)   CD 
Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts & Flowers   LP 
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse   2LP 
Sonic Youth - Battery Park, NYC July 4th 2008   LP 
Sonic Youth - The Eternal   LP | CD 
Sonic Youth - Hits Are For Squares   CD 


see also: 
Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album   LP | CD 


browse collections: 
Sonic Youth collection 



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