Originally Posted by Severian
Well, I have a different opinion about which album is better, but I still dig you.
I too have been known to prefer less popular/obvious albums. Sonic Nurse is without question an example of peak Sonic Youth. If not for "Dude Ranch Nurse" (fine singed, great groove, but I wish it had been a b-side), I'd call it a perfect album.
Before Sonic Nurse even existed, I argued that A Thousand Leaves was the best SY album. This didn't sit well with most, as you can probably imagine. Now I'm pretty firmly a Sister guy, but when it really comes down to it, my favorite SY album could be Bad Moon, Sister, DDN, ATL, Murray Street or Sonic Nurse depending on my mood.
Regarding Radiohead — just as a for instance — I think Hail to the Thief is their best album without question. People don't tend to agree.
ATL is my no 2 for Sonic Youth mos def
Hail to the Thief is a fantastic record, i just can't put it as my top radiohead though to be honest i don't have a ranking for radiohead i really feel so equal about all their post OK Computer records that its a tie