The Rising Tide

Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2000 Ratings: #76 / 112
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2000 Ratings: #93
Liked by 3 people
June 20, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Time Bomb / Label
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Rolling Stone

Above all, it's the otherworldly sound of Enigk's voice — like a ghost communicating what life is like on the other side — that immerses the listener in The Rising Tide.


Essentially this is the pop record 70s prog bands would make in the 80s-- Big Generator and Power Windows for a new generation. Aside from two major blunders, nothing is overtly offensive, but simply lachrymose and lactose.


A much more progressive rock album, this reminds me if muse made emo music and were american


Sunny Day Real Estate's final album is not necessayr bad it is quite good especially in tone and atmosphere which is still great but the lyrics aren't as hard hitting and don't resonate with me as much as their previous work but it still a strong final album.

Track Review

Killed By An Angel 8.5/10
One 7.5/10
Rain Song 7.5/10
Disappear 7.5/10
Snibe 7/10
The Ocean 7.5/10
Fool in the Photograph 7/10
Tearing In My Heart 7/10
Television 7.5/10
Faces in Disguise 7.5/10
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It's not as horrible as some make it out to be. But, it is definitely SDRE's weakest album without a question. The writing doesn't hold a candle to anything else in their discography, but the instrumentation is still compelling at times. Give it a listen, but it's not the greatest.

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Track List

  1. Killed by an Angel
  2. One
  3. Rain Song
  4. Disappear
  5. Snibe
  6. The Ocean
  7. Fool in the Photograph
  8. Tearing in My Heart
  9. Television
  10. Faces in Disguise
  11. The Rising Tide
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Added on: July 12, 2014