A true '90s classic, Sonic Youth's Dirty represented the group's full-on collision with the mainstream-besotted-by-the-grunge sound that the longtime indie band helped beget in the late '80s. In leagu

A true '90s classic, Sonic Youth's Dirty represented the group's full-on collision with the mainstream-besotted-by-the-grunge sound that the longtime indie band helped beget in the late '80s. In league with Nevermind producer/

engineer team Butch Vig and Andy Wallace, the downtown New York quartet created more than an album's worth of rock art, the quantity and quality of which are re-emphasized by this consummate double-disc revival in Universal's Deluxe Edition series. Included now are a handful of B-sides—including a cover of Alice Cooper's "Is It My Body"—plus an hour's worth of white-hot rehearsal recordings. Dirty proper includes such standouts as the totally rock'n'roll "100%," pop-wise "Wish Fulfillment," and ambient-punk "Theresa's Sound World." Despite the experimental attractions of the band's later path, Dirty stands as a career high point.—BB