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Daydream Nation (album) by Sonic Youth 

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Daydream Nation
Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth (1988)
Overall rank: 54th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,311 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1988 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (7th)
Top 100 albums of all time (54th)

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Daydream Nation is ranked as the best album by Sonic Youth.

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,311 votes)
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From Jbalbinolr 11/18/2017 15:23
Impactful, this isn´t a 10 because the mixing can make your ear bleed sometimes. But based solely in the music, there isn´t a weak track in here.
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From sidneyfranklyn 10/30/2017 10:01
Sonic Youth laugh in the face of their supposedly constraining medium of guitars, bass and drums, proving that any instruments can sound like a symphony if you're good enough.

The first four tracks show this off perfectly: three of them are 7 minutes-plus but they're played with such precision that they fly by. Silver Rocket on the other hand masquerades as a straightforward rock single before unpacking and reassembling itself to a screeching sonic soup all in under four minutes. Not since the microwave oven has something bent the passing of time so easily.
Despite being on the longer side, the band don't let the momentum drop for a single minute.

Most of this is copied from the description of the album in my overall chart, do check it out if you have the time!!
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80/100
From JulianR 10/27/2017 02:47
A very interesting album. I didn't really like it starting out, but the guitar work really spoke to me on basically all the songs. The vocals can be a bit lackluster though, in that they seem forced.
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From PaperVinnie 10/22/2017 01:47
Truly one of the greatest albums of all time.

Key Tracks: Teen Age Riot, Silver Rocket, The Sprawl, 'Cross the Breeze, Eric's Trip, Candle, Hyperstation. (But really every song on this album is essential)
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From billfunk1 08/22/2017 18:45
Ersatz Early-Mid Fall sound. Save time and listen to the original. This adds nothing.
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90/100
From whiskyWiseman 04/25/2017 14:15
One of the most important albums of the 80's.
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From slurpdurp 01/08/2017 05:14
Sonic Youth changed the way I saw rock music. I used to perceive it as a steady rhythm, with verses and a chorus. I used to play music in a very structured way during jam sessions that I had with friends, and to be honest that bored me, but I never thought to do anything differently because it was all I knew. Then, I listened to Daydream Nation and that changed everything. The way that Sonic Youth incorporate their prolonged jam sessions into their music and still made powerful, emotional music inspired me so much. Immediately, I invited my buddy over for a jam session. He played guitar, my dad played bass, and I drummed. We went on play the greatest jam session I ever have been a part of. It crescendoed loudly and made my heart racing and it brought the biggest smile to my face. I can thank Sonic Youth for inspiring me to change how I viewed rock music and the way that I play it and enjoy it. I have a newfound love for jam sessions again. I never get bored anymore because Daydream Nation has taught me to break outside the walls of traditional rock music and experiment and above all, make some loud noises.
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55/100
From souplipton 12/24/2016 04:21
I have nothing against noise rock in general, but this album is just overlong and self-indulgent. I found the music grating and annoying, and the singing is no better, as none of the three singers can really sing all that well. Admittedly, there is some occasional good guitar playing in here, and some unique textures, but it's lost in aimless tracks which go on with no progression and no purpose.
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From slurpdurp 12/19/2016 19:26
Daydream Nation is innovative and ambitious. It has moments of absolute musical genius. The noise rock instrumentals never feel like they drag on. Sometimes it gets repetitive and towards the end it feels like I've already listened to some sections, but overall it's a trip that is amazing to go on. I think everyone should listen to this album, if anything for the sake of the journey that the music takes you on. It's emotional and powerful.
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From acolabella 09/08/2016 16:05
One of the most important records in indie rock history. Deserves to be way higher
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