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Editors’ Notes

Daydream Nation is a moment of arrival for one of the most ambitious bands of the ‘80s—a keen balance between the noisy fury of their early work and the concise songcraft that brought them to the fringes of rock's mainstream. Everything we love about Sonic Youth is on full display—from the compact thrust of "Silver Rocket" to the epic, progressive noise of “Trilogy.” It’s a wild and bumpy ride along they way; just after you find your bearings with relatively catchy tunes like "Hey Joni," "Total Trash," and "Teenage Riot,” the band’s instrumental onslaughts will blast you into the unknown.

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A true Diamond

The best album of SY ever! A real Masterpiece


Formed: 1981 in New York, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Sonic Youth were one of the most unlikely success stories of underground American rock in the '80s. Where contemporaries R.E.M. and Hüsker Dü were fairly conventional in terms of song structure and melody, Sonic Youth began their career by abandoning any pretense of traditional rock & roll conventions. Borrowing heavily from the free-form noise experimentalism of the Velvet Underground and the Stooges, and melding it with a performance art aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk avant-garde,...
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