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17. Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

Already icons of the underground, Sonic Youth began cracking the mainstream in 1990 on their major label debut Goo. On their follow-up Dirty in 1992, critics praised them for a much more even album and championed the Stooges-like groove of the single “100%.” 1994’s Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star was true to its name, showcasing the noisier side of the band and looseness of their pre-major work. It also didn’t feature any songs written or sung by guitarist Lee Ranaldo, whose contributions had become integral to the band’s sound at that time.

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