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A must-buy for any teen or twentysomething who considers themselves the least bit cool. With Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore swopping leads, it's a beautifully paced disc exploding with beatific beats, white-noise assaults and great, grungy pop ("Sugar Kane," "Chapel Hill"). --Jeff Bateman
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Some of the extended, intricate instrumental passages that characterized earlier albums are still present, but for the most part the songs here are shorter, sharper, and more efficient than their predecessors, continuing the process that was begun right around "Goo." Yes, by this point the band had embraced a more traditional rock songwriting format, but these songs rock so hard and so well I can't imagine anyone objecting.Read more ›
Everyone mentions '100%' and 'Sugar Kane', and both are good, the former a driving, posturing, cool punk number and the latter a radio-friendly, poppy rock song. However this album by no means stops there. Springing to mind is the utterly wonderful 'Theresa's Sound-world' which builds from quiet, reflective melody to a wall of beautiful, heavy, ear-bleeding noise. 'Drunken Butterfly' is propelled by a catchy riff (recently ripped off by Cooper Temple Clause for their single 'Promises Promises') and an earnestly ironic chorus of 'I love you, I love you, I love you, what's your name?'.
Their political drive comes to the fore on the slower, but equally menacing 'Youth Against Fascism', which contains sneering vocals, a monster of a bass sound and guitars that sound as if they are being ritualistically tortured rather than played. The album veers from creepy ('Shoot', 'On The Strip') to all-out punk ('Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit' and the cover of 'Nic's Fit'). The more commercial 'Chapel Hill' sits alongside 'Sugar Kane' nicely, but every track on here has a sense of melody. Then there is a bit of lunacism, like the strange and twisted closer 'Creme Brulee'.
Every track on this album digs its own musical furrow and the album is all the better for it as despite its length of 15 tracks each one is worthy of high acclaim.Read more ›
Anyhow,this album showcases some of the most raw punk modern music has ever heard. Every song on this album is a masterpiece. I love bands that challenge what "good music" should sound like. Noise has never been so heavenely. The bonus disc is divine as well. Alot of the outtakes are epic insturmentals that are sure to be soothing to any punk fan's ears. Long live Sonic Youth! We need another musical revolution to destroy the mindless male oppressor, and to bring unity back to the masses.
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One of the great neo-punk bands. But it's not just one-dimensional punk. These guys can do acoustic ballad, etc. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
My favorite song from Daydream Nation was Rain King. The guitar howled proudly, and the songs sounded as if it were destroying something. Dirty expanded my favorite song. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2004 by Andrew Hunter King
This is the CD I started my Sonic Youth collection with ( why go for the original when you can have the deluxe edition ) and I have to say this stuff literally rocks. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003 by filterite
It's hard to say what the best "Sonic Youth" album is, but this is one of them. It's an album that has it all. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2003 by H3@+h
Called Sonic Youth's 'commercial effort', "Dirty" remains pretty avante garde to my ears. 'Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit' sounds most like the noisey Sonic Youth you are... Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003 by mark twain
The addition of B-sides and rehearsal recordings recaptures the raw ethos of the music surrounding sonic youth's milestone "dirty". Read morePublished on July 31 2003
I'll back this. With all due respect, it's more interesting to hear than Daydream Nation. The recording quality is better. There's still screechy feedback noise. Read morePublished on July 2 2003 by Craig Luft
This was an extremely good idea by Sonic Youth to rerelease all their songs plus the b-sides. This album is absolutely amazing how it is, but with the added stuff it only gets... Read morePublished on April 21 2003 by Paul