"Never has music been draped in so much irony as it is on 'Daydream Nation'; though it sounds spontaneous and emotional, every literate move seems to have quotation marks around it. The album, with its references to the art world, is the aural equivalent of an exhibition somewhere between the work of Jeff Koons and Sherrie Levine, with ample doses of the comic painters Robert Williams and Gary Panter thrown in for humor and a taste of underbelly Americana. But 'Daydream Nation' is also a great-sounding record. It is rock-and-roll at its best: raw, metallically beautiful and funny, and at times completely dumb."
"Daydream Nation gives this influential [...]