What are some albums that are similar to sonic youth ( strange chords,tunings and noise) but have a bigger emotional impact?
IIRC they use pretty simple chords and standard tuning most of the time
This, I can definitely see the Ascension being more emotionally affecting than a lot of Sonic Youth's work.
Also maybe try getting into jazz, OP.
I don't know about the emotional impact, but I think Sonic Youth fans should check out pic related