UNLIMITED BOOK ↠ Daydream Nation - by Matthew Stearns Lee Renaldo #2020


  • Title: Daydream Nation
  • Author: Matthew Stearns Lee Renaldo
  • ISBN: 9780826417404
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback

  • Daydream Nation By Matthew Stearns Lee Renaldo There are moments on Daydream Nation when the record s aggregate narratives, boggling sound composites, and distributed energies reach a level of intensity so pitched the whole thing seems to hover on the brink of self implosion These moments, when the record is played at appropriately upsetting volumes, have physical corollaries that often involve shooting waves of alarmThere are moments on Daydream Nation when the record s aggregate narratives, boggling sound composites, and distributed energies reach a level of intensity so pitched the whole thing seems to hover on the brink of self implosion These moments, when the record is played at appropriately upsetting volumes, have physical corollaries that often involve shooting waves of alarm up the spine, flushes of energy through the lobes and sternum, lockjaw, palpitations, and visual disorientation If the act of listening to music requires some degree of participatory commitment from the listener, then this record asks for one hell of a commitment.A landmark album for alternative rock, Daydream Nation was the pinnacle of what Sonic Youth had been working towards during their first decade together Ambitious, sprawling and often astoundingly noisy, it s a serious record that somehow never takes itself too seriously Here, Matthew Stearns traces how Sonic Youth reached this point and with the help of the band guides us through the album in a way that s at once informed, inspired, and flat out awestruck.
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    Commentaires:

    Dan
    for an album with so much discursive potential, it s really sad to see it tackled by a writer who is concerned about showing how much he looooooooooooves the album and how critically important it is that you love it as much as him than actually talking about the album his lyrical analysis wouldn t pass snuff in a high school english class he makes a point and then reiterates it with slightly different phrasing multiple times the book s only saving grace is the interviews with the band members w [...]

    Chad Post
    I went on a bit of a Sonic Youth bender when I was in Michigan last week, and because I love this particular album so much, I decided to read this short, entertaining book Matthew Stearns isn t a great writer his prose is hyperbolic to the extreme, his conversational style frequently comes off as faux naive and annoying, and he uses superlatives than should be allowed by law.That all said, Daydream Nation the album is a masterpiece, and it s interested to look at from a number of different angl [...]

    Bill Fuller
    One thing is certain Daydream Nation ROCKS MATTHEW STEARNS WORLD This is about all I could discern from his book after 160 pages of effusive praise for the band and the album Don t get me wrong, I like Sonic Youth not nearly as much as Stearns and I think Daydream is a great album, but the reason I picked up the book as I m sure most readers will was to get a little insight into the making of the album Instead, we get a chapter on each track conclusion each track is AWESOME broken up by some gib [...]

    Mallory
    Welp, I ve been reminded why I basically stopped reading books by white men The good It can be weird to try and talk about Sonic Youth s music in concrete terms, and the author nails descriptions of their music very well occasionally The interviews with the band.The bad See my previous status update YOU REALLY GONNA SIT THERE AND SAY KIM GORDON ISN T SAYING SOMETHING FEMINIST IN HER LYRICS The author s sexism is so thinly veiled that he might as well have just said I don t like women Funny how t [...]

    Dave
    Not one of the best in the 33 1 3 series Too much autobiographical stream of consciousness BS and loose ties to sketchy ideas e.g Kim singing about Satan Which apparently the author mentioned to the band and they said no, it s not about that at all it still makes it in the book WTF or my personal favorite is the author wondering what kim singing kick it is about, right after pages of describing the band recording in the same studio as Public Enemy, befriending PE and getting into NY urban hip ho [...]

    Erin
    The beginning of this book is boring and pretentious filled with metaphors for music and what s.y means to the writer I finally started getting into it when he started to break down the songs on the record I agree that it is an amazing album, however, I disagree with many of the authors ideas on lyrics and themes I recommend reading about each song and then listening to it.

    Jared Busch
    God, this was terrible I couldn t even finish it Some of the most pretentious bullshit I ve ever read in my life Gives me hope or maybe it should depress me that ANYONE could get published as long as you know the right people, because that s obviously the only way this hack got on the shelf.

    Jesse
    Pretty goddamn ponderous The liner notes for the expanded reissue are informative, though there are some cool interviews with Lee Ranaldo.

    Jack Wolfe
    Stearns writes a lot like I do, so when he subtly revealed over the course of this book that he s far, far older than twenty five, I was like, Wow That s weird My impression was that once you got older than twenty five you Stopped describing all songs you like as THE BEST SONG EVER Refrained from using the word fucking in every sentence Realized that band testimony and uh, facts are gonna be a whole lot interesting and connective for people than your weird fantasy about the lyrics of a song.The [...]

    Lauren
    Poorly written I don t need someone to tell me why most of the public can t and won t listen to Sonic Youth and how the rationale behind this is bullshit I mean, duh He could have summed that up in one word atonality Instead we re met with wordy, adverb globbed masturbatory drivel about how hardcore and intense Daydream Nation is Daydream Nation is a gorgeous, revolutionary, many layered rock record that deserves far better treatment than what Stearns gives it He should try blogging or writing i [...]

    Dave Whip
    This book is terrible.I love Sonic Youth s Daydream Nation as much as the author does I know it s a great album That s why I bought the book.But instead of getting a objective, factual, well researched account of it s conceptualisation and creation, you just get the author jerking off, in ridiculous language about what happens in his head when he listens to the songs.It is nearly unreadable, I don t know why they payed this guy to write it, I don t know why they published it.Don t waste your mo [...]

    Eric Skillman
    Meh This is what I was worried these 33 1 3 books would be bland, overthought, masterbatory rock criticism Is there some sort of all adjective thesaurus they give out in the Village Voice music department Honestly, I couldn t even make it through the whole book.Still a fucking great record, though.

    Martin
    Daydream Nation is one of my favorite albums This, however, is a ponderous, badly written book with little informative analysis I like other titles I ve read in the 33 1 3 series quite a bit, but this one is weak.

    míol mór
    Complete and well researched analysis of the most important album by arguably the most important and innovative band of their time The author, musical critic Matthew Stearns, works backwards from the recent official acknowledgment as a true historical document in 2006 the US Library of Congress added Daydream Nation to the permanent archives of the National Recording Registry Not the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nice deed for an indie rock album Following a foreword by Lee Ranaldo, a preface and a [...]

    No Books
    Complete and well researched analysis of the most important album by arguably the most important and innovative band of their time The author, musical critic Matthew Stearns, works backwards from the recent official acknowledgment as a true historical document in 2006 the US Library of Congress added Daydream Nation to the permanent archives of the National Recording Registry Not the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nice deed for an indie rock album Following a foreword by Lee Ranaldo, a preface and a [...]

    Hans
    Daydream Nation is one of my favorite albums It is in the short list of my most listened to albums I have a lot of love for this collection of songs and deep appreciation for this powerful musical statement This was actually my car cassette tape for many years As soon as I started the engine, Thurston, Kim, Lee Ranaldo, and Steve Shelley kicked into gear to sonically accompany me to the next destination It was an infinite loop where Teen Age Riot wasn t the first song, but simply the song that f [...]

    Patrick McCoy
    Daydream Nation 1988 recorded by Sonic Youth, and written about by Matthew Stearns, is one of those seminal albums that led to the modern rock explosion Or as one documentary, the year that punk broke It s funny but I didn t realized that it was a double album, since I had it on CD, but that seems significant as they were playing with classic rock traditions in their conception of the album as Stearns points out There are Led Zepplin like Germanic symbols on the sleeve and contains a song trilog [...]

    Vicki
    This is the first book in the 33 series I ve read so far I chose it simply because it was the only one available at my library.It is a difficult read As others have related, the author s love and admiration of Daydream Nation knows no bounds If he is to be believed, the album is the be all and end all of human existence I was interested in and thought the book might put emphasis on the making of the album and the band s point of view at the time Who were they as people and as a group What were [...]

    Carol
    Daydream Nation is one of my favorite rock albums of all time it sounds like a certain kind of summertime, it s got raging intensity and delicate beauty, it s just so full Unfortunately, this book is pretty much the opposite It s crap, to put it bluntly Stearns writing is terrible an unappetizing stew of purple prose and pretentiousness He focuses so much on his own very personal experiences and perceptions of Sonic Youth s music that he crowds out any real analysis or insight At least there s s [...]

    Charlie
    Don t read this book unless you love this album, no music should ever be written about in this disgustingly irreverent manner, I don t blame the author as this seems to be the mandate for what is essentialy an inadvisable amount to write about one album series 331 3.The interesting facts of this book could easily be condensed in to a much engaging, managable text Stearns s interrpretations of the lyrics are considered and interesting, but there is a great del of text considering they are merely [...]

    Elliot Chalom
    Stearns analyses of the songs may not be perfect, but they are genuine heartfelt expressions of what the music means to him Coming from such a devoted fan, that makes them plausible if not likely explanations for the sound coming through the speakers And that in turn makes the music come even alive than it already is, adding another dimension to this already classic album.Read my full review over at 2bitmonkey.wordpress 2013

    Gaelan D'costa
    A lot of hyperbole A little bit of elitism in reference to other bands only cementing the aura of aloofness and hipsterism around Sonic Youth that the author is trying to dispel There were a couple of interesting facts about the band and the album, but a significant amount of the interpretative text reads not as research into the album s creation but the author s impression of what the songs might mean, which I feel the 33 1 3rd serious is not the place for.

    Jeff
    I learned how much Matthew Stearns loved the album, and what he thought a lot of the songs were about, but I didn t learn all that much about SY or very much about the specifics of the making of Daydream Nation In the words of another friend, it was 160p review of the album This is the first 33 1 3 book I ve read I hope others are better.

    Rick
    I left this in boston oops it ll probably be a while before I finish it but I Love love love love the imagery of soho during the new wave years, and I love knowing where all those studios were and how some of the most important albums of our generation were recorded in a neighborhood that is now basically a giant shopping mall.

    Robert
    Dizzily informative This book talks about every single detail of Daydream Nation and rightfully so, Since SY are about detail If you are a massive fan of this record then do read the book, it will enhance the listening experience.

    Robin
    I love this album, which is why I was so disappointed with this tripe This has got to be one of the most fawning, pretentious, unbelievable, uncritical, overwrought pieces of writing I ve ever read about any music I wonder if all the other books in this series are this bad.

    Nic Dafis
    Methu gorffen y llyfr oherwydd yr arddull erchyll mae sawl un yn s n amdano yma Ond o leia mae brwdfrydedd yr awdur wedi f annog i fynd yn l a gwrando ar DN eto, sawl gwaith, a chlywed pethau do n i ddim wedi sylwi arnynt o r blaen Yr ail seren am hynny, felly.

    Andy Peters
    I did not know that the person who left the answering machine message in Providence was Mike Watt Thurston Watt Thurston Did you find your shit I agree with the author s thesis Sonic Youth s finest hour is a seriously scary record.

    Nathan
    While I love this record wholeheartedly, I m not sure my expectations were met here Mr Stearns walks the line between being a fanatic and an academic His wavering makes is an uneven read that is full of pieces that don t seemingly fit into his overall concept of a pregnant void.

    Jonathon Izzard
    For any lover of this timeless album, this may be worth a read but only for the incites from the band themselves mainly the contributions from Lee Ranaldo Matthew Stearns clearly loves the album and the band but it s wholly just his interpretation of the record so don t absorb it too seriously.

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