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Old 08-28-2009, 01:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I was just reading through this thread wondering when anyone was even going to say they owned a Sonic Youth album from before DN. DN is most certainly my favorite, but I hang on to Bad Moon Rising for any time I want to hear more fractured, and much darker, Sonic Youth. I actually really like their newest album, The Eternal, as well. It kind of blends their Daydream Nation experimentalish sound with the poppier sound of Rather Ripped(which was good, but hardly a SY album).
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:05 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Sister was my first Sonic Youth album due to being the only one we had in the house, but Teen Age Riot was obviously the song that made me go "Yep, I want to give these a try"....I loved Sister...then I loved Daydream....then I loved Goo...as the story goes.

Daydream is obviously their magnum opus, and it'd take a supreme argument to disagree, it's not necessarily my fave though, since I do love Sister.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Daydream Nation is perfect. Excellent review.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Although Sister is, imho, their best album, this one deserves praise. The moment on the album for me is, however, when the big guitar hits in Kissability.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:56 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I was just reading through this thread wondering when anyone was even going to say they owned a Sonic Youth album from before DN
This was the first Sonic Youth album I didn't buy, actually. I did get the Teenage Riot single.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:28 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My experience with DN has been that (and I by the way own it only on CD and have only ever heard it in that format) it didn't make sense to me as an album (tho I loved the tones) til I figured out which songs were on side 1, 2, 3, 4, and broke it up into 4 listening sessions that way. Then it hit me just right. Great record.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:47 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I love Daydream Nation, but it did take me a while to get into. It didn't happen until it "clicked" one day. I don't think I could have ever gotten into it if I hadn't heard Dirty first...I really feel like Dirty is the best way to start with Sonic Youth. Their other material (including DN) is much better than Dirty, but it helps to know what to expect from them and Dirty is really their most accessible.
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