Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation

Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation

by Matthew Stearns
     
 

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Daydream Nation is the kind of gorgeous monstrosity (born of extremes, rife with difficulties, and mythic in proportion) that can crush the will of the most resilient, well-intentioned listener if the necessary preparations haven't been made.Matthew Stearns explores the album from a range of angles, including a track-by-track analysis and a look at the historical

Overview

Daydream Nation is the kind of gorgeous monstrosity (born of extremes, rife with difficulties, and mythic in proportion) that can crush the will of the most resilient, well-intentioned listener if the necessary preparations haven't been made.Matthew Stearns explores the album from a range of angles, including a track-by-track analysis and a look at the historical and cultural context within which the album was made. Featuring a foreword by Lee Ranaldo and exclusive interviews with the band, this truly is the definitive guide to Daydream Nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826417404
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/19/2007
Series:
33 1/3 Series
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
1,143,995
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Stearns is a regular contributor to Resonance magazine. A onetime graduate student in comparative literature, he has also held down jobs as a seasonal construction worker in Alaska, black-market babysitter in Paris, bookseller, editorial assistant, and record store clerk.

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