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Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon list 12 must-have CDs

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon list 12 must-have CDs -- The married rockers love Built to Spill and classic Led Zeppelin

1 LED ZEPPELIN
Led Zeppelin IV 1971
(Atlantic) ”A real palate cleanser. Very California. Joni Mitchell influences all over the place on the guitar playing.” (KG)

2 BUILT TO SPILL
You in Reverse 2006
(Warner Bros.) ”I’m always interested in what [frontman] Doug Martsch does.” (TM)

3 BE YOUR OWN PET
Be Your Own Pet 2006
(Ecstatic Peace/Universal) ”You can hear their influences, but they’re so authentic and such a fun live band.” (KG)

4 BLACK LIPS
Let It Bloom 2005
(In the Red) ”A weird sort of garage-punk vibe. Real mungey and corrosive.” (TM)

5 DELTA 5
Singles & Sessions 1979-81 2006
(Kill Rock Stars) ”It was two guys and three girls. It still sounds very modern.” (KG)

6 FIONA APPLE
Extraordinary Machine 2005
(Epic) ”[Our daughter] Coco likes it, and so do I. She’s just really fierce. Especially ‘O’ Sailor.”’ (KG)

7 SHAWN DAVID McMILLEN
Catfish 2005
(Emperor Jones) ”Part of the emerging Texas psych scene. Really interesting.” (TM)

8 LINDA PERHACS
Parallelograms 1970
(Wild Places) ”She just has a beautiful voice. It’s very Topanga Canyon.” (KG)

9 BARDO POND
Sublimation 2006
(Three Lobed) ”A collection of their various solo and side projects.” (KG)

10 VARIOUS ARTISTS
Imaginational Anthem Vol. 1 2005
(Tompkins Square) ”People doing interesting stuff with guitar and singer-songwriter music.” (TM)

11 SCOUT NIBLETT
Kidnapped by Neptune 2005
(Too Pure) ”They’re kind of snippets of songs. A great idea.” (KG)

12 VARIOUS ARTISTS
Heroes & Villains: Music Inspired by the Powerpuff Girls 2000
(Kid Rhino) ”I never really was a big fan of the Pixies, but the Frank Black song is insane.” (TM)

Sonic Youth’s new album, Rather Ripped, is out June 13.

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