Sonic Youth

One of them is being performed in McCarren Park next weekend....

According to The Phoenix, "These are the 10 albums that generated the right conditions for the rock that would follow".

10. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
9. Replacements - Let It Be
8. R.E.M. - Murmur
7. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
6. Minutemen - Double Nickels
5. Joy Divison - Closer
4. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
3. Husker Du - Zen Arcade
2. Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
1. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

And the 25 honorable mentions:

Bad Brains, Rock for Light (Caroline, 1983)
Big Black, Atomizer (Touch & Go, 1986)
Butthole Surfers, Rembrandt Pussyhorse (Latino Bugger Veil, 1986)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, From Her to Eternity (Mute/Elektra, 1984)
Cocteau Twins, Treasure (4AD, 1984)
The Cure, The Head on the Door (Elektra, 1985)
Descendents, Milo Goes to College (SST, 1982)
Dream Syndicate, The Days of Wine and Roses (Slash, 1982)
The Fall, This Nation’s Saving Grace (Beggars Banquet, 1985)
Flipper, Generic Flipper (Subterranean, 1982)
Government Issue, You (Giant, 1987)
Gun Club, Fire of Love (Ruby, 1981)
Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets II (SST, 1984)
Melvins, Gluey Porch Treatments (Boner, 1987)
Minor Threat, Out of Step (Dischord, 1983)
Mission of Burma, Vs. (Ace of Hearts, 1982)
Moving Targets, Burning Acid (Taang!, 1986)
Naked Raygun, All Rise (Homestead, 1986)
Rites of Spring, Rites of Spring (Dischord, 1985)
Soul Asylum, Made to Be Broken (Twin/Tone, 1986)
Squirrel Bait, Squirrel Bait (Homestead, 1985)
Swans, Children of God (Caroline, 1987)
Throwing Muses, Throwing Muses (4AD, 1986)
Wipers, Youth of America (Park Avenue, 1981)
X, Wild Gift (Slash, 1981)

At least three of the honorable mentions also have shows coming up - Nick Cave, Meat Puppets, and The Cure.

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