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Tracklist of Starbucks' Sonic Youth CD revealed

It's been almost a year in the making, but Starbucks' exclusive Sonic Youth collection, Hits Are For Squares, is on its way. Due June 10 in Starbucks locations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., the CD will feature one new SY song, "Slow Revolution," as well as the following tracks–each of which were chosen (and will be written about) by a different celebrity:

"Bull In The Heather," selected by Catherine Keener

"Sugar Kane," selected by Beck

"100%," selected by Mike D

"Kool Thing," selected by Radiohead

"Disappearer," selected by Portia De Rossi

"Superstar," selected by Diablo Cody

"Stones," selected by Allison Anders

"Tuff Gnarl," selected by Dave Eggers and Mike Watt

"Teenage Riot," selected by Eddie Vedder

"Shadow Of A Doubt," selected by Michelle Williams

"Rain On Tin," selected by Flea

"Tom Violence," selected by Gus Van Zant

"Mary-Christ," selected by David Cross

"World Looks Red," selected by Chloe Sevigny

"Expressway To Yr Skull," selected by Flaming Lips

"I kind of like the absurdity of it," SY's Thurston Moore told Billboard, adding, "I thought it would be interesting to have a CD available in a store like Starbucks, where the casual consumer can sort of have access to [our music] more readily."


Know what else is absurd and interesting? Lots of money.