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Daydream Nation is the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. The band recorded the album between July and August 1988 at Greene St. Recording in New York City, and it was released in October by Enigma Records as a double album. Daydream Nation was the group's last record before signing to a major label.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

After Daydream Nation was released, it received widespread acclaim from critics and earned Sonic Youth a major label deal. The album was ranked high in critics' year-end lists of 1988's best records, being voted second in The Village Voice‍ '​s annual Pazz & Jop poll. Daydream Nation has since been widely considered to be Sonic Youth's greatest work,<ref name="Pitchfork">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="AllMusic">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and an influence on the alternative and indie rock genres. It was chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry in 2005.<ref name="National Recording Registry">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Intro   Writing and recording    Music and lyrics    Title and packaging    Release and reception    Legacy    Tour    Track listing    Personnel    Charts    References    External links   

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Daydream Nation is the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. The band recorded the album between July and August 1988 at Greene St. Recording in New York City, and it was released in October by Enigma Records as a double album. Daydream Nation was the group's last record before signing to a major label.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

After Daydream Nation was released, it received widespread acclaim from critics and earned Sonic Youth a major label deal. The album was ranked high in critics' year-end lists of 1988's best records, being voted second in The Village Voice‍ '​s annual Pazz & Jop poll. Daydream Nation has since been widely considered to be Sonic Youth's greatest work,<ref name="Pitchfork">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="AllMusic">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and an influence on the alternative and indie rock genres. It was chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry in 2005.<ref name="National Recording Registry">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Daydream Nation sections
Intro   Writing and recording    Music and lyrics    Title and packaging    Release and reception    Legacy    Tour    Track listing    Personnel    Charts    References    External links   

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