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1 Op. 20 - Various - British Symphonies Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Monday 25 November Tuesday 26 November Wednesday 27 November Thursday 28 November Friday 29 November Saturday 30 November Sunday 1 December Monday 2 December Tuesday 3 December Wednesday 4 December Thursday 5 December Friday 6 December Saturday 7 December Sunday 8 December Monday 9 December Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December The good news is that nothing is too straightforward or too specifically tied in to its epoch, so that most of the lyrical observations that were relevant for continue to be relevant forand probably way beyond.
If you really want to, you can find riot and rebellion in the record; but if you don't want to, you can find plenty of arguments to deny their existence, and this ambiguity does elevate Sonic Youth high above most of their alt-rock competition. For the prosecution.
Well, it is a long album, and a one-trick pony is a one-trick pony, no matter how awesome the trick in question can be. On the other hand, who knows, perhaps it is the length that really contributes to Daydream Nation giving the impression of this lengthy, sickening, painful, but inescapable road trip - take out the alleged "filler" and you're left without the epic feel. In any case, neither the length, nor the technical flaws in the singers' voices, nor the monotonousness of the arrangements should seriously prevent one from enjoying the record.
The overall formula of Daydream Nation is strictly limited, but it is, on the whole, a unique formula, and it is loyally adhered to and near-perfectly realized all the way through, which is why, I believe, it is Trilogy: B - Hyperstation - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation impossible to "love" parts of this record and "hate" other parts of it - you simply either get it Trilogy: B - Hyperstation - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation or you don't get any of it.
Or, more precisely, as in my case, you remain unsure if you get it or not, but you remain permanently intrigued by its Lost Highway mood. I can easily agree that Sonic Youth in general Trilogy: B - Hyperstation - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation a bunch of critically overrated darlings - the kind of perfect band for the "indie rock establishment" to revere and enthrone, bypassing the equal or much superior rights of other artists. But there is no denying that at their best, they could get a unique sound out of a standard "2 guitars, 1 bass, and a drumset" rock kit at a time when the possibilities of basic guitar rock already seemed exhausted - and although we may blame them for the gray, bland landscape of Nineties and later alt-rock because, after all, Sonic Youth influenced Nirvana, and Nirvana influenced millions of dumbasseswe certainly cannot blame them for their intentions.
Daydream Nation does sound like a revitalized reincarnation of The Velvet Underground, enhanced with the Lady Shaker III - Robert Natus - Deep Forest EP of the classic punk and post-punk music, and, like almost everything the Velvets did, it Jona - Rise Trilogy: B - Hyperstation - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation and foremost the sound of a band whose members really are in love with Gimme Some - Toni Braxton - The Essential Toni Braxton guitars and seriously excited about the endless combinations of sonic threads they can get out of them.
Do I honestly love this album? But do I think of it as a fascinating, potentially timeless, work of art that should be readily recommendable outside of any trend or fashion mentality? Definitely yes. If anything, it can get your mind stuck in a strange transitional territory between daydream and nightmare - which, for all purposes, might be precisely that territory which we often take for "reality" Sonic Youth.
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