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Old 07-01-2009, 04:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ha, I was just listening to this in the car. Has to be one of my favorite albums from teh 80's next o Doolittle by Pixies and The Smiths self titled album...
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Surprisingly, Daydream Nation didnt do much for me although I thought 'Trigoly:The Wonder' right at the end was excellent and the highlight of the album for me. I dont know, Im just more of a 'Goo' person I suppose. Good review man.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Daydream Nation is the album that makes me love Sonic Youth. It's such a shame that their innovations hasn't been installed into the mainstream rock scene. As a matter of fact, none of the class acts of the 80s/90s have installed well into the mainstream.

I feel similarly about Nirvana's music - great... but no one has responded to it properly.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Daydream Nation is the album that makes me love Sonic Youth. It's such a shame that their innovations hasn't been installed into the mainstream rock scene. As a matter of fact, none of the class acts of the 80s/90s have installed well into the mainstream.

I feel similarly about Nirvana's music - great... but no one has responded to it properly.
Really? Nirvana's body of work has translated fairly well into the mainstream, in my opinion, especially since Kurt's death.

But Sonic Youth's music really hasn't touched down in the mainstream since the 90's. Somehow Thurston Moore and the rest of the group have been able to gain and maintain steady notoriety. "Daydream" is definitely my favorite album by SY. "Teenage Riot" is always finding its way into my headphones.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Really? Nirvana's body of work has translated fairly well into the mainstream, in my opinion, especially since Kurt's death.
I'm not really talking about how popular the bands were... I mean the unique qualities of their works. Their haven't been many bands that have built off of the interesting hooks/techniques that both bands utilized. Well, not many bands that are any good anyways.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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An awesome review for an even more awesome album. Anyone who hasnt hear this must, and if you didnt like it then give it another try.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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This is a fine album, my only problem is that once I have dug deeper into Sonic Youth's 80s material I don't have much interest in listening to this anymore. The melodies are too safe and perfected, the production is too clean, and all the noise-aesthetics really sound samey from start to finish (all the guitar squall and sqwuaking just doesn't sound different to me). It's still hard to deny an opener like "Teenage Riot" and that lovely break "Providence" though, some of their better moments in terms of songwriting/album crafting.
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This is a fine album, my only problem is that once I have dug deeper into Sonic Youth's 80s material I don't have much interest in listening to this anymore. The melodies are too safe and perfected, the production is too clean, and all the noise-aesthetics really sound samey from start to finish (all the guitar squall and sqwuaking just doesn't sound different to me). It's still hard to deny an opener like "Teenage Riot" and that lovely break "Providence" though, some of their better moments in terms of songwriting/album crafting.
This is the closest I've ever come to agreeing with criticism of this album even though I think any negative criticism is self-indulgent because it is simply a good album - no reason to stop listening to it. Still, everything that came before it is just as good or better.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Well, I guess after I've experienced the urgency and claustrophobia of EVOL, Confusion is Sex, and Bad Moon Rising (and even Sister), and let them grow on me, I just don't find much reason to return to DN. I can see that, for the same reasons though, many would consider it the best album. Guess I just enjoyed the fractured quality and imperfections of their previous 80s material more.
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