Album: Daydream Nation
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Like Hüsker Dü’s Zen Arcade, Sonic Youth’s 1988 literal landmark Daydream Nation is a double album that snapped everything into place for me with a band that I’d previously not been fully into. And like Zen Arcade, it’s usually their top-ranked album whenever anyone makes GOAT album lists, though neither album is my favorite by that artist.
That said, having your head rearranged is never a small thing, and with Daydream Nation, I can pinpoint the exact moment it happened.