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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blast First
  • ASIN: B000057UQB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 760,200 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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forget what people say about daydream nation being the best youth album this album truly their best. although i love daydream nation it does not have that warm glow that sister has.
from the opening track schizophrenia it just makes me feel warm inside. i cant explain it their is just something special about this album.
if you dont own this album i advice you to go and purchase it now. it is truly worth it.
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I was confused by this album when I bought it. Apart from the first 3 tracks there didn't seem to be much else going on. However, after a while I realized that beyond the simple melodies and seemingly impenetrable noise there was actually some interesting and unique bass, guitar arrangements.

Most of the verses are simple props to allow the band to get to the inevitable instrumental sections that often ended the songs. For example, the spiraling noise freak out of Tuff Gnarl or the ominous harmonic and snarling guitars of Stereo Sanctity's outro.

This album has a weird wirey sound to it. Apparently recorded on wax cylinder vacuum tube equipment, it actually has a pleasant balance that, say, Daydream Nation lacked. You can really the difference between the two guitarist on this record. One has a cleaner over-driven sound whilst the other has a very fuzzy big muff thing going on.

Favorite songs are Catholic Block, Kotton Krown, White Cross, and Schizophrenia. Their best album since Confusion is Sex IMO.
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Sister is definitely the best sonic youth album. It was the 1st sonics album i ever bought and remains my fave. beautiful noise crescendos and chaos! Why is it so great? Its hard to say. Its inspired its wierd and its beautiful. Like lots of great music it grows on you and then its WOW this is amazing!!
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By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME on 9 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
'Sister' & 'Daydream Nation' are the best albums by Sonic Youth in the Eighties. They may very well be the best albums of the 80's (then again, the 80's produced 'Atomizer'; 'Sulk'; 'Locust Abortion Technician'; 'Technique'; 'Remain in Light'; '3 Feet High & Rising'; 'Flip Your Wig'; 'Nebraska'; 'Sign o the Times'; 'Imperial Bedroom'; 'Haus der Luge'-and so many others. Some competition...)The template for this record is probably 'Starpower', a move from the tuffgrot of 'Inhuman'. The majority of tracks here are controlled & subtle- there is a sense of space in these songs (& a burgeoning pop element, that would be explored & rejected on the charming 'Goo' & 'Dirty'). Fans of Philip K Dick will find many references here; 'A Scanner Darkly' & 'Valis' are the two most relevant books...'Schizophrenia' is the opener, building slowly & initially sung by Thurston. We reach that pulsing guitar chime, the sound of the Youth, and Kim takes over. The song then detonates in a lo-fi fashion- giving way to the feedback which begins 'Catholic Block'- a SY classic. Here we have a postrock take on the Stooges- "I've got a cathlolic block/do you like to f**k?". 'Beauty Lies in the Eye' is a mellower number, sung by Kim. It sounds stoned & a portent of later tracks like 'Doctors Orders' & 'Theresa's Sound World'. 'Stereo Sanctity' is another bursting popsong, close to DN's 'Rain King'; while 'Pipeline/killtime' is a Lee Ranaldo vocal akin to 'Mote' & 'Wish Fullfillment'- it falls into a repetitive drone a la 'You Made Me Realise' or 'OD Catastrophe'...'Tuff Gnarl' takes us to quieter climes, the guitars build up & take you places you never thought existed...Read more ›
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