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* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about Music/DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references Music/JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe" and singer JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to several works by Creator/WilliamGibson (most famously, ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', the first novel of his ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'').

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* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about Music/DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references Music/JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe" and singer JoniMitchell, Music/JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to several works by Creator/WilliamGibson (most famously, ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', the first novel of his ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'').


* WordSaladLyrics: Lee Ronaldo's songs "Hey Joni", "Eric's Trip", and "Rain King" all feature this. For example: "Shots ring out from the center of an empty field/Joni's in the tall grass/She's a beautiful mental jukebox, a sailboat explosion/A snap of electric whipcrack"

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* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The video for "Teen Age Riot" mixes up footage of everyone from Music/ElvisPresley to Music/HenryRollins to Creator/NastassjaKinski in ''Film/ParisTexas''. Go to [[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5731622/reference the video's IMDB page]] for the full list.
* WordSaladLyrics: Lee Ronaldo's Ranaldo's songs "Hey Joni", "Eric's Trip", and "Rain King" all feature this. For example: "Shots ring out from the center of an empty field/Joni's in the tall grass/She's a beautiful mental jukebox, a sailboat explosion/A snap of electric whipcrack"


Daydream Nation was the fifth album by Indie/AlternativeRock band Music/SonicYouth, released in 1988. Made with almost twice the usual budget of their previous albums, it was their most expensively produced album up to that point. With frontman Thurston Moore on a writing spree, it ended up as a double album.

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Daydream Nation was is the fifth album by Indie/AlternativeRock AlternativeRock band Music/SonicYouth, released in 1988. Made with almost twice the usual budget of their previous albums, it was their most expensively produced album up to that point. With frontman Thurston Moore on a writing spree, it ended up as a double album.


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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "The Wonder" and "Hyperstation".


Upon it's release, it received almost unanimous critical acclaim for its use of noise, jam influenced song structures, and surrealist lyrics. It is often considered one of the greatest AlternativeRock albums of TheEighties, if not of all time. It was chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry in 2005.

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Upon it's its release, it received almost unanimous critical acclaim for its use of noise, jam influenced song structures, and surrealist lyrics. It is often considered one of the greatest AlternativeRock albums of TheEighties, if not of all time. It was chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry in 2005.

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* LongestSongGoesLast: The album closes with "Trilogy" (14:02).


* BreatherEpisode: "Providence" and "Kissability" are significantly lighter in mood and less heavy than the surrounding material. "Teen Age Riot" doesn't entirely qualify, since it's the first song, but it's also LighterAndSofter than most of the album. "Total Trash" might also be considered a {{downplayed}} example: it's still pretty heavy, but it's more laid-back in mood and tempo than most of the album.

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* BreatherEpisode: "Providence" and "Kissability" are significantly lighter in mood and less heavy than the surrounding material. "Teen Age Riot" doesn't entirely qualify, since it's the first song, but it's also LighterAndSofter than most of the album. "Total Trash" and "The Sprawl" might also be considered a {{downplayed}} {{downplayed}}s example: it's they're both still pretty heavy, but it's more laid-back in mood and tempo than most of the album.



* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about Music/DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references Music/JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe", and well as singer JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to a novel by Creator/WilliamGibson.
** The album's closer "Eliminator, Jr." is named as such because the band thought it sounded like a combination of ''Eliminator-era Music/ZZTop and Music/DinosaurJr. The fact that it's part z in "Trilogy" also reinforces the Music/ZZTop reference.

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* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about Music/DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references Music/JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe", Joe" and well as singer JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to a several works by Creator/WilliamGibson (most famously, ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', the first novel by Creator/WilliamGibson.
of his ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'').
** The album's closer "Eliminator, "Eliminator Jr." is named as such because the band thought it sounded like a combination of ''Eliminator-era Music/ZZTop and Music/DinosaurJr. The fact that it's part z in "Trilogy" also reinforces the Music/ZZTop reference.


* ConceptAlbum: Not entirely, but several songs are inspired by Creator/WilliamGibson's works; "The Sprawl" even takes its title from ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''[='=]s setting.

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* ConceptAlbum: Not entirely, but several songs are inspired by Creator/WilliamGibson's works; "The Sprawl" even takes its title from ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''[='=]s setting.his ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'' (which is also the name of its principal setting).


* LastNoteNightmare: While "Providence" is overall quite serene, it does end with a DroneOfDread.

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* LastNoteNightmare: While "Providence" is overall quite serene, it does end with a DroneOfDread. "Eliminator Jr." also serves as something of one for the entire album, as it's one of the heaviest tracks and follows a fairly dreamlike coda to the preceding "Hyperstation" movement.


'''Track list'''
# Teen Age Riot (6:58)
# Silver Rocket (3:47)
# The Sprawl (7:43)
# 'Cross the Breeze (7:01)
# Eric's Trip (3:48)
# Total Trash (7:33)
# Hey Joni (4:23)
# Providence (2:41)
# Candle (4:58)
# Rain King (4:41)
# Kissability (3:09)
# Trilogy (14:08)
** a) The Wonder (4:16)
** b) Hyperstation (7:15)
** z) Eliminator Jr. (2:38)



** The song "Candle" is something of an album ''cover'' drop.



* BreatherEpisode: "Providence" and "Kissability" are significantly lighter in mood and less heavy than the surrounding material. "Teen Age Riot" doesn't entirely qualify, since it's the first song, but it's also LighterAndSofter than most of the album. "Total Trash" might also be considered a {{downplayed}} example: it's still pretty heavy, but it's more laid-back in mood and tempo than most of the album.



* EpicRocking: Almost half the album. Examples include "Teen Age Riot", "The Sprawl", "Cross The Breeze", "Candle" just meets five minutes, and the "Trilogy" that closes the album lasts over 14 minutes.

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* ConceptAlbum: Not entirely, but several songs are inspired by Creator/WilliamGibson's works; "The Sprawl" even takes its title from ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''[='=]s setting.
* EpicRocking: Almost half the album. Examples include "Teen Age Riot", "The Sprawl", "Cross The Breeze", "Candle" just meets five "'Cross the Breeze" and "Total Trash" are all around seven to eight minutes, and but the crowning example is the "Trilogy" that closes the album album, which lasts for over 14 minutes.minutes. Some releases of the album divide it into three tracks, though the "Hyperstation" section is still over seven minutes long.


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* LastNoteNightmare: While "Providence" is overall quite serene, it does end with a DroneOfDread.


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* MinimalisticCoverArt: The cover painting by German artist Gerhard Richter, ''Kurze'' (''Candle'').


* MundaneMadeAwesome: "Teen Age Riot" is a presidential campaign song for J Mascis of DinosaurJr.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: "Teen Age Riot" is a presidential campaign song for J Mascis of DinosaurJr.Music/DinosaurJr.



* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references Music/JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe", and well as singer JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to a novel by Creator/WilliamGibson.
** The album's closer "Eliminator, Jr." is named as such because the band thought it sounded like a combination of ''Eliminator-era Music/ZZTop and DinosaurJr. The fact that it's part z in "Trilogy" also reinforces the Music/ZZTop reference.

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* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about DinosaurJr, Music/DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references Music/JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe", and well as singer JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to a novel by Creator/WilliamGibson.
** The album's closer "Eliminator, Jr." is named as such because the band thought it sounded like a combination of ''Eliminator-era Music/ZZTop and DinosaurJr.Music/DinosaurJr. The fact that it's part z in "Trilogy" also reinforces the Music/ZZTop reference.


Daydream Nation was the fifth album by Indie/AlternativeRock band SonicYouth, released in 1988. Made with almost twice the usual budget of their previous albums, it was their most expensively produced album up to that point. With frontman Thurston Moore on a writing spree, it ended up as a double album.

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Daydream Nation was the fifth album by Indie/AlternativeRock band SonicYouth, Music/SonicYouth, released in 1988. Made with almost twice the usual budget of their previous albums, it was their most expensively produced album up to that point. With frontman Thurston Moore on a writing spree, it ended up as a double album.



* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe", and well as singer JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to a novel by Creator/WilliamGibson.

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* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references JimiHendrix's Music/JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe", and well as singer JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to a novel by Creator/WilliamGibson.


* PerishingAltRockVoice: Most of Thurston's songs, excluding "Silver Rocket" and "The Wonder". Both Kim and Lee avoid this, with the former's passionately grunted delivery, and the latter's shouted deadpan delivery.

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* PerishingAltRockVoice: Most of Thurston's songs, excluding "Silver Rocket" and "The Wonder". Both Averted by both Kim and Lee avoid this, Lee, with the former's passionately grunted delivery, and the latter's shouted deadpan delivery.


** "Take a walk in the park? SHIT YEAH!" from "Eliminator, Jr."

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** "Take a walk in the park? SHIT YEAH!" from "Eliminator, Jr.""
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Most of Thurston's songs, excluding "Silver Rocket" and "The Wonder". Both Kim and Lee avoid this, with the former's passionately grunted delivery, and the latter's shouted deadpan delivery.
* ShoutOut: The aforementioned "Teen Age Riot" is about DinosaurJr, "Hey Joni" references JimiHendrix's "Hey Joe", and well as singer JoniMitchell, and "The Sprawl" is a reference to a novel by Creator/WilliamGibson.
** The album's closer "Eliminator, Jr." is named as such because the band thought it sounded like a combination of ''Eliminator-era Music/ZZTop and DinosaurJr. The fact that it's part z in "Trilogy" also reinforces the Music/ZZTop reference.
* WordSaladLyrics: Lee Ronaldo's songs "Hey Joni", "Eric's Trip", and "Rain King" all feature this. For example: "Shots ring out from the center of an empty field/Joni's in the tall grass/She's a beautiful mental jukebox, a sailboat explosion/A snap of electric whipcrack"


* MundaneMadeAwesome: "Teen Age Riot" is a presidential campaign song for Creator/JMascis

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: "Teen Age Riot" is a presidential campaign song for Creator/JMascisJ Mascis of DinosaurJr.
**"Take a walk in the park? SHIT YEAH!" from "Eliminator, Jr."

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