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Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love

Sonic Youth Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Nov 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B000003TBJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,272 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Teen Age Riot (Album Version)Sonic Youth 6:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Eric's Trip (Album Version)Sonic Youth 3:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Candle (Album Version)Sonic Youth 4:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Into The Groove(y) (Album Version)Ciccone Youth 4:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. G-Force (Album Version)Ciccone Youth 3:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Beauty Lies In The Eye (Album Version)Sonic Youth 2:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Kotton Krown (Album Version)Sonic Youth 5:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Shadow Of A Doubt (Album Version)Sonic Youth 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Expressway To Yr Skull (Album Version)Sonic Youth 7:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Starpower (Album Version)Sonic Youth 4:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Death Valley '69 (Album Version) [feat. Lydia Lunch]Sonic Youth 5:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Halloween (Album Version)Sonic Youth 5:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Flower (Album Version)Sonic Youth 3:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Inhuman (Album Version)Sonic Youth 4:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Making The Nature Scene (Album Version)Sonic Youth 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Brother James (Album Version)Sonic Youth 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. I Dreamed I Dream (Album Version)Sonic Youth 5:180.79  Buy MP3 

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The warped genius of Kim's one-note basslines 17 July 2001
By Gaz
Format:Audio CD
Just to set the record straight. This is the best introduction to Sonic Youth at their haunting, poignant peak. Sure it's challenging in places, but breaking boundaries is what the band are about. As with any great LP it takes at least a few listens to get the most from it and I would suggest the reviewers persevere a little more. It's the kind of music you have to be in the right mood for though - songs such as Halloween and I Dreamed a Dream are at their best in the autumn/winter months and are not recommended for those of a sunny disposition. Anyone expecting another Dirty might be disappointed, unless they are open-minded enough to give this collection the time it deserves.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Youth - Screaming fields of sonic love 2 Oct 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This gets better with every play. At first I was gunna take this back and get a refund but I eventually became a fan and have since bought Dirty which I think is a much better album. The crazy noize jams are great for freakin' out your mates and songs such as Candle and Teenage riot stand up as great displays of SY's musical talent. Give it a chance and you'll grow to like it.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD
Screaming Fields of Sonic Love takes in SY from around 1983 to 1988 where they delivered the brilliant Daydream Nation, prior to signing to Geffen & producing such albums as Goo & Dirty. As a budget-priced primer to SY it offers a clear guide to their works of the 80s, on which their reputation was formed.
The album is in reverse order, opening with an edited version of TeenAge Riot (about one J Mascis)- followed by the gnarly-pop of Kissability, Lee Ranaldo's classic Eric's Trip & the single of Candle (of course one asks where Silver Rocket,'Cross the Breeze & Rain King are/one should own Daydream Notion in its entireity). We then get a Ciccone Youth-interlude, Indie Hit single Into the Groove(y) & Macbeth from The Whitey Album (their response to Pussy Galore's cover of the whole of Exile on Main Street). Again there are omissions- where is the 'beatbox' single version of Masterdik? Or their amusing cover of Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love?
We reach the Phlip K Dick-concept album Sister next, Beauty Lies in the Eye features Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus, Harry Crews); Kotton Krown is a wonderful trippy number. But surely Sister could have been better represented: White Kross? PCH? Hot Wire My Heart? Schizophrenia/Catholic Block (the two tracks that should have definitely made it here). Oh well, tis but a sampler!
There are three tracks from 1985's Evol, which heralded the arrival of Steve Shelley on drums- all wonderful, though Shadow of a Doubt should maybe have been ditched & replaced by Tom Violence. No one can argue with the post-Velvets pop of Star Power, or the epic/infinite-Manson inspired Expressway to Yr Skull (or Madonna,Sean&Me!- since bettered by Washing Machine's The Diamond Sea).
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but notable ommissions! 23 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
As the proud owner of the Youth's complete back catalogue I'm all to aware of just how innaccessible some of their work can be to the untrained ear. For bands such as this, compilations can serve as excellent introducuctions and showcase them at their best, and more importantly their most accessible. The opening tracks from 'Daydream Nation' are all excellent, especially 'Teenage Riot', but where is the brillant 'Cross the Breeze'? Other ommissions include 'Schizzophrenia' and 'Catholic Block' from the 'Sister' album, 'The World Looks Red' from 'Confusion is Sex' and 'Tom Violence' from 'Evol'.
That said, if you only want to buy one Sonic Youth album, this is by far the best bet, but if you can stretch your budget a little try buying 'Sister' and 'Daydream Nation' instead, both albums serve as excellent introductions to the band!
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the hype 1 Jan 2001
Format:Audio CD
After hearing much about how ground-breaking Sonic Youth were back in their early days, I thought that there would be no better way to sample their music than with their "best of" CD. Quite frankly, if this is the best of Sonic Youth's material, I'd hate to hear the worst. Granted, Teenage Riot is excellent, but most of this album is dire, incohesive rubbish. It's certainly not a very good introduction to what may or may not be an incredible group. I guess I'll never know...
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