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Old 05.27.2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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you know, as much as i love trawling through bootlegs, trying to discover if the latest thing thurston has spunked all over for 20 minutes is worth the postage of a one-sided cassette from the states, as much as i love listening for the subtlest of jim o rourke's manipulations on syr3, and as much as i love the no wave attack of confusion is sex, sometimes i just think to myself:

"fucking hell, i love daydream nation".

i mean, it really is just fucking great isn't it?

not that i ever forget, but sometimes it's just nice to be reminded.

that is all.
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Old 05.27.2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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COuldn't have said it better myself. That's so much of the beauty of the band to. They satisfy your want for tunes (without being cheesy) and also indulge for your experimental 'anti-music' side.
Can't think of many other bands that can appeal on such drastically different levels as da yoof : P
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Old 05.28.2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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its pretty good. it wasn't anywhere near my first introduction to sy so i heard it kind of out of context in the scheme of things and it took me ages to relly get it. but its a really powerful album, one that doesn't let you put it down till its finished with you
the last song (of trilogy) is such a good way to finish too

(was in canterbury on sunday. had a nice ice cream)
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Old 05.28.2009, 02:40 PM   #4
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Old 05.28.2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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I've listened to DN hundreds of times. But it's nowhere near the top of my SY album rankings to be honest. I actually think it's a bit critically over-rated in a sense.
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Old 05.28.2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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I know that it is part of the Canon of Contemporary Western Music now, in that same region of critical love-in as Sgt Peppers or Pet Sounds or Beggar's Banquet (though, admittedly, to a mostly different audience), bit I still love it. Teenage Riot gets me every time. Only bit I'm not keen on is the last of the Trilogy.

Do you not think that there's a bit of that over familiarity thing? I was reading the pitchfork 100 albums of the 70s and led zep IV came in at 7th-ish and the reviewer was saying that if you could erase any memory of the album and listento it fresh, it would surely top the list... that's how i feel about DDN (and i apologise for invoking pitchfork in my defence...)
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Old 05.28.2009, 07:10 PM   #7
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psh. Whatever. I read Pitchfork everyday. I don't agree with them half the time. (Which means the other half...)

I shouldn't even say it matters what critics think. I guess what I'm saying is it's too often referenced as their defining moment. Which I don't think it is. I'm not sure what I would consider their defining moment. But I know there's other albums of theirs I think are even more perfected.
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Old 05.28.2009, 07:10 PM   #8
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I'm in the "took me a while to get it" camp, too... came at SY through the same route as many... the Pump Up The Volume soundtrack (oh - I'm the only one? Everyone else was already here? [smirk])...

So DDN was a late comer for me, too - but now I adore it and can't believe it felt as "out there" to me as it did on first listen lo those many years back... it's got that perfect balance of "songs" and "experiments" - all within the same track sometimes.

And it's good to be reminded how great something you KNOW to be great is on occassion...
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Old 05.29.2009, 02:21 AM   #9
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its a very fast paced album too
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Old 05.29.2009, 07:04 AM   #10
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sometimes i think to myself, "fucking hell, i love confusion is sex".

haha...jk

nice tread.

really though..i enjoy CIS more than daydream. im pretty sure im a minority.

I do too. CONFUSION is awesome.
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Old 05.29.2009, 09:24 PM   #11
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i don't think there is a defining moment with sy: it's not like, i dunno, the pixies where you go "right, surfer rosa, best thing they did, end of" (unless, of course, you prefer doolittle...). a near 30 year career can't, or at least shouldn't, have a single defining point. it's the best thing about sy really, that constant evolution and such consistency.
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