Daydream Nation (studio album) by Sonic Youth

Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 69th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,691 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 (69th)
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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 1,691 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 84.1/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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From 02/01/2021 18:06
Teen Age Riot might be my favorite song ever
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65/100
From 01/08/2021 19:51
I slightly prefer Goo, but I gotta say this is one of my favorite album covers.
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From 11/29/2020 17:31
I was raised on Goo and even that album was tangential to my primary listening interests in 7th-10th grade. Can't seem to get into the other albums.
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80/100
From 11/28/2020 17:00
Great album. A bit overrated, I think I like Sister and Washing Machine better. Best song is Silver Rocket
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From 11/27/2020 10:27
This must be among the best albums I've ever heard. an album lineup making you bloated with some of the best noise rock music ever made. You get introduced to this rebellious artpiece with its most familiar song, Teen age riot. From the drop of that song, you're thrown into a ground breaking chaos which knows no instrumental bounds. The Songs have the most impressive sonic narratives bringing together beautiful guitar tones and sudden breakdowns amongst the best in rock. Then this tracklist of ever creative, rebellious songs tops of with the trilogy. After this one of a kind musical journey, I believe the drop of hyperstation (the second part of the trilogy) to be perhaps the best moment in rock music history. This album is influential, groundbreaking, a flawless listen and cannot have enough good things said about it. If you are on this site and haven't heard it yet, what are you doing with your life?
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80/100
From 11/03/2020 11:46
Nice music. Some of the songs drag on though... But a great album nonetheless. I get what they were going for.
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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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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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Best Albums of 1988
1. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
2. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
3. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
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