Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation


Parent genres: Rock



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Alternative Press (USA) - Top 99 Albums of '85 to '95 (1995) 51
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2011) 7
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Chris Smith (USA) - 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music (2009) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 51
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums (2013) 69
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 52
Flavorwire (USA) - The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own 1963-2013 No Order
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History (USA) - Most Significant Rock Albums (2006) No Order
Joe S. Harrington, Blastitude (USA) - The All-Time Top 100 Albums (2001) 93
Kitsap Sun (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the Last 40 Years (2005) 173
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Paste (USA) - The 80 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 11
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1980s (2002) 1
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 1980s (2012) 21
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 45
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 328
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) 30
Spin (USA) - 100 Alternative Albums (1995) 9
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 13
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 12
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 14
Stereophile (USA) - 40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 (+94) Essential Albums (2002) No Order
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 85
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Treble (USA) - The Best Albums of the 80s, by Year (2006) 2
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Classic Rock & Metal Hammer (UK) - The 200 Greatest Albums of the 80s (2006) No Order
Continuum Books - 33 1/3: A Series of Books about Critically Acclaimed Albums No Order
GQ (UK) - The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now! (2005) 58
Guitarist (UK) - 101 Essential Guitar Albums (2000) 11
Mojo (UK) - Mojo 1000, the Ultimate CD Buyers Guide (2001) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 80 Greatest Albums from the 80s (2007) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
NME (UK) - Some of the Greatest Double LPs Ever Issued (1991) 21
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 41
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 49
NME UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1980s (2012) No Order
Paul Morley (UK) - Words and Music, 5 x 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 30
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Terrorizer (UK) - The 100 Most Important Albums of the 80s (2000) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The Rough Guide - Rock: 100 Essential CDs (1999) No Order
Uncut (UK) - 100 Rock and Movie Icons (2005) 77
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 64
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 101
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 11
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Musik Express/Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums from the 80s (2003) 9
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 62
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 431
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1980s (2009) 3
Spex (Germany) - The 100 Albums of the Century (1999) 16
Tempo (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums from the 80's (1989) 44
Uwe Schutte (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Rock und Pop (2004 and 2011) No Order
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 4
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 303
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Philippe Manoeuvre (France) - 100 Necessary Albums (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Technikart (France) - 50 Albums from the Last 10 Years (1997) No Order
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1980s (1990) 26
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 12
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 43
Juice (Australia) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 14
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Rolling Stone (Australia) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s (1990) 45
Wu Zhengzhong (China?) - A Selection of 100 Rock Classics (1998) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Ideal Albums to Understand Rock Music (2000) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 1-20
Ondarock (Italy) - Rock Milestones (albums added every month) No Order
Velvet (Italy) - The 100 Best Albums of the 80s (1990) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 80s (2006) 4
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 1992) 5 Stars
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 10
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 9
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 4 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 3 Stars
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 8
End of Year Lists
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year 3
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 2
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 24
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 9
Sounds (UK) - Albums of the Year 3
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 3
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 13
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 7


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