If you haven’t heard, this month The Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board added Sonic Youth’s seminal album Daydream Nation to it’s ranks. Being one of my favorite albums by one of my long-time favorite bands, I felt this an appropriate time to reflect.
A natural progression from their early ’80s no-wave/art-rock beginnings, Sonic Youth delivered Daydream Nation, another aural assault wrapped up in the groups neatest/cleanest package thus far. While by no means “safe,” Daydream Nation at least had some sort of uniform order only flirted with on previous albums [see: Evol’s “Expressway to Yr. Skull,” Sister’s “Schizophrenia”] . Structure flows into disorder into structure. Clocking in at over 70 minutes there is plenty of material to wrap your head around with many a repeat listen. Most fans will undoubtedly already own this one — if not, listen below if you are curious as to why it made the Library of Congress’ cut.

MP3: Sonic Youth :: Teenage Riot
MP3: Sonic Youth :: The Sprawl
Amazon: Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
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