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You've Gotta Hear!

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.

Originally posted Jun 09, 2006 Published in issue #882 Jun 16, 2006 Order article reprints
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