Daydream Nation (studio album) by Sonic Youth

Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 70th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,753 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1988 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (70th)
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84/100 (from 1,753 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 83.9/100, a mean average of 82.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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80/100
From 02/23/2022 17:05
A tough album to comprehend and envision.
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From 11/10/2021 19:45
The distortion eventually becomes overdone, but this is a damn good mix of guitars, drums, and in your face vocals. This is the album people had in mind when they used to call Nirvana a punk band.
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From 11/03/2021 01:47
Teenage Riot is such a slamming song.
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From 09/30/2021 11:12
So many 10/10 tracks on this beauty. The first time I heard Silver Rocket it blew my mind. Then to be followed up by The Sprawl's prolonged outro... All I have to compare this to is MBV's You Made Me Realize followed by Slow. That total switch from chaos to serenity. Total Trash stands out as possibly the best single track, but that's such a hard judgement call given the quality of most of these songs. I need 3 years to process this album, hey.
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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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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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