Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1995 Ratings: #96 / 448
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
1995 Ratings: #49
Liked by 1 person
November 1, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Emo, Indie Rock / Genres
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William Goldsmith is honestly iconic. His style is a bit less chaotic here compared to diary but not as tame as what would follow from LP2. Playing the drums to songs like 5/4, iscarabaid and ESPECIALLY J'nuh is such a challenge, not only because of goldsmith's love for ghost notes and doubling up his hits but the wacky midwest emo time signatures and polyrythms are ramped up on this album AND THIS IS EXACTLY HOW I LOVE TO PLAY. My style is so inspired by this album it's always something I can ... read more
Fun fact: pink is an impossible color. There is no wavelength for it. So what we see is our eyes trying to look at a color that does not exist
Worth a listen
Even though LP2 doesn't have that many stand out tracks as Diary it is still a consistently enjoyable Midwest Emo record and a good follow up to their highly acclaimed debut but just feels too messy for me to fully enjoy the album but I am sure i would love it more if i was going through a breakup thus i can see some people really loving this record if it resonates with them at the right time.

Track Review

Friday 8/10
Theo B 8/10
Red Elephant 7.5/10
5/4 7/10
Waffle 7.5/10
8 ... read more
It's messy and raw, but that only adds to the beauty of the album. Not a good intro to SDRE, but one of the strongest emo albums out there.
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Track List

  1. Friday
  2. Theo B
  3. Red Elephant
  4. 5/4
  5. Waffle
  6. 8
  7. Iscarabaid
  8. J'Nuh
  9. Rodeo Jones
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Added on: October 1, 2014