11 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

LP2, or “The Pink Album” as it’s commonly known, stands as Sunny Day Real Estate’s classic release. The band splintered immediately after, with singer Jeremy Enigk going onto an unusual solo career and its rhythm section of Nate Mendel and William Goldsmith joining Dave Grohl in the Foo Fighters. However, their quick death feels appropriate; by album’s end, after the many ups and downs, it doesn’t sound like there would be much left for a follow-up. This was a band with no need to repeat itself. They got it right the first time and were accorded Godfather of Emo status in the process. Tracks such as “Friday,” “8” and “Rodeo Jones” capture their dynamic attack from intimate whispers to scalding screams. (Listen to the dramatic layering of guitars on “5/4” or “Waffle” for further proof.) The band captures personal angst with musical sophistication that can be delivered on an arena stage. The 2009 re-mastered and expanded edition includes “Spade and Parade” and “Bucket of Chicken,” two worthy additions to the band’s catalog.

EDITORS’ NOTES

LP2, or “The Pink Album” as it’s commonly known, stands as Sunny Day Real Estate’s classic release. The band splintered immediately after, with singer Jeremy Enigk going onto an unusual solo career and its rhythm section of Nate Mendel and William Goldsmith joining Dave Grohl in the Foo Fighters. However, their quick death feels appropriate; by album’s end, after the many ups and downs, it doesn’t sound like there would be much left for a follow-up. This was a band with no need to repeat itself. They got it right the first time and were accorded Godfather of Emo status in the process. Tracks such as “Friday,” “8” and “Rodeo Jones” capture their dynamic attack from intimate whispers to scalding screams. (Listen to the dramatic layering of guitars on “5/4” or “Waffle” for further proof.) The band captures personal angst with musical sophistication that can be delivered on an arena stage. The 2009 re-mastered and expanded edition includes “Spade and Parade” and “Bucket of Chicken,” two worthy additions to the band’s catalog.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Fan of Enigk ,

Try not to feel when listening to this masterpiece. I dare you.

I could listen to this album over and over again for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. And I mean every single track. Red Elephant and Waffle may be in my top 20 favorite songs all time.

jsong ,

Probably my favorite album of all time.

Theo B is one of the best songs written, and the remaster is awesome. The entire album is much more free than the rest of their work, probably because they had broken up when they released it. The bonus tracks sound MUCH better than the vinyl rip I have.

Brent Summerz ,

sweet

haha first review. awesome band. i recommend them.

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