However, wider public un awareness of its significance still seems to cast it as a cult classic, one for the musos and nerds, rather than an iron-clad great like Exile On Main St. As well as being a milestone for Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley as artists, being their first unqualified masterpiece, it was also a landmark moment for American indie, the point at which an underground phenomenon, existing on a network of spatially distant and separate scenes began to coalesce into something greater.
Artistically speaking, the enduring achievement of Daydream Nation is that it managed to take musical tendencies that usually interact in direct competition with each other and place them together, without entirely resolving the inherent tension between them. Its songs were sprawling and complex in the same way as progressive rock, but nevertheless retained the energy and vigour of punk rock. Its dreamy, light-touch production lent it some of the surreal aura of psychedelia, yet Sonic Youth could also open all the channels and rock hard, giving it the social realism of the best art-punk and post-hardcore statements.
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From The Album Play album. Daydream Nation Sonic Youth , listeners. Fuck… View full lyrics. Play track. Artist images more. Sonic Youth 1,, listeners Related Tags alternative experimental post-punk Sonic Youth was an influential experimental rock band which formed in New York City, New York, United States in and are currently on an indefinite hiatus. Part of the first wave of American noise rock groups, the band carried out their interpretation of the hardcore punk ethos throughout the evolving A… read more.
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Initially released as a two-LP set, the sheer scope of Daydream Nation was ambitious, but the longer tracks worked to Sonic Youth 's advantage, allowing them the space to lay down solid melodic structures and then use them as a framework for extended jams thankfully, the band made splendid use of their wanderlust without wearing out their welcome. Sonic Youth were playing at the top of their game on the Daydream Nation sessions; the guitar interplay between Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo was stronger and more intuitive than before, and bassist Kim Gordon and drummer Steve Shelley had grown Deck The Halls - Various - Happy Holidays a powerful rhythm section that cut an impressive groove, giving the band a greater freedom to explore the space around them without getting lost.