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Old 04.14.2007, 07:54 PM   #21
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Hmm. Of the top, right this minute...

1) "Brother James"
2) "Ghost Bitch"
3) "Kill Yr. Idols"
4) "She's in a Bad Mood"
5) "I Dreamed I Dream"
6) "Death Valley '69"
7) "Silver Rocket"
8) "Diamond Sea"
9) "Expressway to Yr. Skull"
10) "Radio-Amatoroj"
11) "Early American"
12) "Justice Is Might"
13) "World Looks Red"
14) "Trilogy""
14) "I Love Her All of the Time"
15) "Cotton Crown"
16) "Becuz"
17) "Starfield Road"
18) "Teenage Riot"
19) "Schizophrenia"
20) "NYC Ghosts and Flowers"
21) "I'm Insane"
22) "She Is Not Alone"
23) "Inhuman"
24) "Society Is a Hole"
25) "Shadow of a Doubt"
26) "Dirty Boots"
27) "Sugarcane"
28) "Freezer Burn/Now I Wanna Be Your Dog"
29) "I Am Right"
30) "Lee Is Free"
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Old 04.14.2007, 08:16 PM   #22
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Old 04.15.2007, 07:08 AM   #23
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1. Thom Violence
2. Death Valley 69
3. Starpower
4. Theresa's sound world
5. Stones
6. Expressway to yr skull
7. Schizophrenia
8. Shaking hell
9. Tunic
10. Pink Steam
11. Shadow of a doubt
12. Diamond Sea
13. The sprawl
14. Wish fullfilment
15. The world is red
16. Brother James
17. New Hampshire
18. Reena
19. Disappearer
20. Mildred Pierce
21. Teenage riot
22. Kool thing
23. Brother James
24. She's in a bad mood
25. Trilogy
26. Turquoise boy
27. Skink
28. Candle
29. Protect me you
30. Bull in the heather
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Old 04.15.2007, 07:45 AM   #24
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Heres' 30, however I can't at this time list them in order of preference, suffice it to say that I like all of these songs immensely.

1.Brother James
2.Rain On Tin
3.Cotton Krown
4.Sympathy For The Strawberry
5.Theresa's Sound World
6.Skip Tracer
7.Hoarfrost
8.Paper Cup Exit
9.I Love Her All The Time
10.Schizophrenia
11.Master-Dik
12.Winner's Blues
13.Sweetshine
14.The Sprawl
15.Candle
16.Disappearer
17.Karenology
18.Expressway To Yr Skull
19.In The Kingdom #19
20.Diamond Sea
21.Blink
22.Peace Attack
23.Ineffable Me
24.NYC Ghosts & Flowers
25.Skink
26.Rats
27.Pacific Coast Highway
28.Pipeline/Kill Time
29.Stones
30.Teenage Riot
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Old 04.15.2007, 09:06 AM   #25
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10 my favorite SY songs in no order

Brave Men Run
Cinderella's Big Score
Hoarfrost
The Sprawl
Peace Attack
Unwind
Sweet Shine
Hyperstation
Disappearer
Disconnection Notice
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Old 04.15.2007, 09:29 AM   #26
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Ok, the first 6 are in order, the other 24 aren't as it's too difficult for me to classify them.

The sprawl
Schizophrenia
Xpressway to yr. skull
Orange rolls angel's spit
Pipeline/kill time
'Cross the breeze
Hey Joni
Teenage riot
Providence
Trilogy
Disappearer
Wish fulfillment
Self-obsessed and sexxxee
Doctor's orders
Sweet shine
The diamond sea
NYC Ghosts & Flowers
Sympathy for the strawberry
Unmade bed
Wild flower soul
Hoarfrost
Karen Koltrane
Catholic block
Cinderella's big score
On the strip
Theresa's sound world
Skink
Mote
Chapel hill
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Old 04.15.2007, 02:35 PM   #27
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Half the list, in no particular order, well more or less:
1) Tom Violence
2) Starpower
3) Schizophrenia
4) White Kross
5) I love her all the time
6) Diamond sea
7) Karen revisited
8) Wish fulfillment
9) Female mechanic now on duty
10) Cotton crown
11) Unwind
12) Theresa's sound world
13) Cinderella's big score
14) I'm insane
15) Expressway to yr skull
16) Starfield Road
17) Bull in the heather

*I know I'll keep editing. Chosing ain't easy.
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Old 04.16.2007, 04:30 AM   #28
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I don't want to spoil it, but although I don't agree with your placings, I'm glad that you gave number one to a song that is hardly recognised by some fans.
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Old 04.16.2007, 02:44 PM   #29
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*Very* difficult :

1/ Shadow of a doubt
2/ Diamond sea
3/ Trilogy
4/ Confusion is next
5/ No queen blues
6/ The world looks red
7/ Brave men run (in my family)
8/ 'Cross the breeze
9/ Dude ranch nurse
10/ Schizophrenia
11/ Star power
12/ StreamXsonik subway
13/ Free city rhymes
14/ Six for new time
15/ Brother James
16/ Theresa's sound world
17/ Slapkaamers met slagroom
18/ I'm insane
19/ Pattern recognition
20/ Hoarfrost
21/ Sunday
22/ Beauty lies in the eyes
23/ Disappearer
24/ I dreamed I dream
25/ Skip tracer
26/ Green light
27/ In the kingdom #19
28/ Wish fulfillment
29/ Tremens
30/ Hallowe'en
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Old 04.16.2007, 05:13 PM   #30
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'cross the breeze is pretty much my #1. it gets fuzzy after that.

that is EXACTLY what I think. Starpower is great, but I would never call it my favourite sonic youth song.
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Old 04.16.2007, 05:48 PM   #31
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i feel sorry for anyone that has time to respond to this by actually trying top think of their TOP #) fav sonic youth songs....


why not look up some more music?
I feel sorry for anyone that has time to write more than 2400 posts on the Sonic Youth forum...
Personnally it has taken me between 5 and 10 minutes to write the list : the 30 songs were all immediately in my head, and the order is secondary. And my astonishing human brain enables me to write it AND listen to music at the same time (really!)
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Old 04.17.2007, 02:47 AM   #32
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Love it Jenn. I like the way you broke it all down, totally kicking ass. I left a comment for you, you rock.

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Old 04.17.2007, 03:58 AM   #33
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In no particular order:

Pacific Coast Highway
The Sprawl
Hits Of Sunshine
Death Valley 69
Shaking Hell
Mote
Karen Revisited
Screaming Skull
Washing Machine
NYC Ghosts And Flowers
Hot Wire My Heart
The Diamond Sea
Sunday
Shadow Of A Doubt
Halloween
Silver Rocket
On The Strip
Echo Canyon
Schizophrenia
Youth Against Fascism
Star Power
Stereo Sanctity
Mildred Pearce
Small Flowers Crack Concrete
Renegade Princess
Teenage Riot
(I Got A ) Catholic Block
I'm Insane
Titanium Expose
Junkie's Promise
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Old 04.17.2007, 08:27 AM   #34
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Thank God all lists are different. If we agreed on one, that would certainly be worrying, wouldn't it? By the way Jenn, I repped you on that essay. I know it's something off-site, but anyway. Very insightful writing.
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Old 04.17.2007, 03:02 PM   #35
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Why are so many people missing off cross the breeze? For me it just sums up sonic youth. 'Dreamy' bit, fast bit, noise part, catchy bit. for me it is over twice as good as any other song they've written.
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Old 04.17.2007, 05:54 PM   #36
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This kicks ass, Jenn! Again, I love your writing. I think you'd make an excellent music journalist.

It would take forever to comment on your list, but it's tough to argue with Starpower at #1, and I can't believe you left out Schizophrenia, Cross the Breeze and Cotton Crown!

The fact that there is no real concensus as to their greatest songs says a lot about the quality, quantity and diversity of SY's catalog. I couldn't even begin to name my own top 30.
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Old 04.17.2007, 06:08 PM   #37
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This kicks ass, Jenn! Again, I love your writing. I think you'd make an excellent music journalist.

It would take forever to comment on your list, but it's tough to argue with Starpower at #1, and I can't believe you left out Schizophrenia, Cross the Breeze and Cotton Crown!

The fact that there is no real concensus as to their greatest songs says a lot about the quality, quantity and diversity of SY's catalog. I couldn't even begin to name my own top 30.

thanks about the omissions...cotton crown and cross the breeze both made my top 40, which is what my list originally was, until i decided not to be so "casey kasem" about it. genetic and kool thing were there too. i've never been enamored with schizophrenia, though it is wonderful.
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thanks about the omissions...cotton crown and cross the breeze both made my top 40, which is what my list originally was, until i decided not to be so "casey kasem" about it. genetic and kool thing were there too. i've never been enamored with schizophrenia, though it is wonderful.

yeah that was weird, my top list is filled what would be considered big songs that fringe fans know, i think that is a testament to how memorable those songs can be, even if they are a bit accessable, although after that it looks like a hardcore fan list

i did slightly rank them based on greatest, my favorites change so often to have a definitive list of songs like that, otherwise something like Doctor's Orders would have been my number one
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Old 04.17.2007, 07:34 PM   #39
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"kool thing" should be in everyones top 30, its just that it's the bands most commercial moment so it gets overlooked. but whenever it gets played live, the whole place goes off. a slice of genius that tune.
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