Daydream Nation (studio album) by Sonic Youth

Daydream Nation
Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 66th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,614 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1988 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (66th)
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Time left: 3h 53m 24s
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Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth (CD, Nov-1993, Geffen) Disc Only
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Daydream Nation is ranked as the best album by Sonic Youth.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,614 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.2/100, a mean average of 83.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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100/100
From 05/30/2020 01:16
Fav. Tracks: Teen Age Riot, The Sprawl, Candle, Trilogy: A) The Wonder B) Hyperstation Z) Eliminator Jr.
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90/100
From 05/24/2020 08:46
Great album!
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70/100
From 05/14/2020 11:37
I'd say this gets better as it goes on. The second half is much stronger than the first. No wonder this got them a major deal though - the talent is clear.
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75/100
From 02/01/2020 02:31
The first half of the record is really good.
Which creates a problem because the second half is not as good.
If it happened the other way around the album would give us a way more enjoyable experience.
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90/100
From 11/04/2019 23:00
Ainda tão atual, poucos conseguiram se tornar eternos com tanta maestria.
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From 07/22/2019 15:03
Favorite Tracks:Cross The Breeze, Kissability
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90/100
From 06/27/2019 13:43
The definitive Sonic Youth album. Just awesome. Also was able to see the band play the album live in its entirety.
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85/100
From 05/16/2019 23:00
Highlights:

Teen Age Riot
The Sprawl
Candle
Eric's Trip
Total Trash
Trilogy: A) The Wonder B) Hyperstation Z) Eliminator Jr.
'Cross The Breeze
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90/100
From 05/07/2019 21:56
Some tasty guitar work on this record. I really like it.
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From 03/26/2019 18:49
From start to finish daydream nation is an absolute masterpiece. Unarguably one of the finest rock album of all time. Guitars and drums in this album are so perfect that it never gets boring on the contrary every time you finish this album, you want to listen to it one more time. Every song in here is top class sure yet some of them are out of this world like teen age riot. One of the best tune i've ever listen in my whole life. I can say that for trilogy and cross the breeze too. If you read this comment and haven't listen to the album yet stop reading and go listen. I ensure you you won't regret.
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Best Albums of 1988
1. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
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