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Daydream Nation

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Daydream Nation
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CD by Sonic Youth
Released October 1988
Recorded July 1988 - August 1988 at Greene Street Recording, NYC
Genre Alternative
Length 70 min 47 sec
Record label Enigma
Producer Nick Sansano, Sonic Youth
Professional reviews
All Music Guide review 5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47B16DF49AD7E20CE81324DDDBC53FF08D74FF3801F34454792B63E45911E63EA72C4BABFD0B674B566ACE02CA45A0B9FCBEF5CFDDB6C38349D8EDB&sql=10:5e66mpz39f8o)
Sonic Youth Chronology
The White(y) Album
(1988)
Daydream Nation
(1988)
Mini Plot
(1989)

Daydream Nation is one of the most highly regarded albums by alternative rock band Sonic Youth (it was voted the best album of the 1980s by Pitchfork Media). Sales were poor; only one single, "Teen Age Riot", charted on the Billboard Music Charts in the US, and it peaked at #20 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The song "Providence" is an excellent example of Sonic Youth's sense of humor, which plays off the double meaning of the titular word. The song consists of three sections: a piano solo by Thurston Moore recorded at his mother's house using a Walkman, the sound of an amp overheating and a pair of phone messages left by Mike Watt on Thurston's answering machine, calling from Providence, Rhode Island.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Teenage Riot" (6:57)
  2. "Silver Rocket" (3:47)
  3. "The Sprawl" (7:42)
  4. "'Cross the Breeze" (7:00)
  5. "Eric's Trip" (3:48)
  6. "Total Trash" (7:33)
  7. "Hey Joni" (4:23)
  8. "Providence" (2:41)
  9. "Candle" (4:58)
  10. "Rain King" (4:39)
  11. "Kissability" (3:08)
  12. Trilogy: "The Wonder" (4:15)
  13. Trilogy: "Hyperstation" (7:13)
  14. Trilogy: "Eliminator Jr." (2:37)

All songs written by the Sonic Youth.

Sample

Personnel

Chart positions

1988	Teen Age Riot    Modern Rock Tracks      20
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