Daydream Nation (Double Vinyl)
Released on June 10, 2014
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Daydream Nation was Sonic Youth’s sixth full-length, their first double-LP,
and their last for an indie label before signing with Geffen. Widely considered
to be their watershed moment, the album catapulted them into the
mainstream and proved that indie bands could enjoy wide commercial success
without compromising their artistic vision. More recently, Daydream
Nation has been recognized as a classic of its time: Pitchfork ranked it #1 on
their “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”; Spin listed it at #13 on their “125
Best Albums of 1985-2010”; Rolling Stone put it at #45 on their “100 Best
Albums of the Eighties” list and #328 on their “500 Greatest Albums of All
Time.” It was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be
added to the National Recording Registry in 2006.
2007 saw the release of an expanded four-disc vinyl box set, but now the
album is back in its original form after years of being out of print and highly
sought after. As a special 21st century bonus, the vinyl now includes a digital
download card—radical adults rejoice!