Galaxie 500 - Today
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1988 Ratings: #25 / 128
User Score
Based on 107 ratings
1988 Ratings: #8
Liked by 6 people
January 1, 1988 / Release Date
LP / Format
Aurora / Label
Slowcore, Indie Pop / Genres
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when the first song on your first album is "Flowers", you have created quite the challenge by setting the bar so high. they met the challenge.
This is literally the best band you can listen to at night before bedtimeđŸŒ™
Song for song, Today delivers a statement that not many bands make on a debut record. Insightful, coherent, and much more accessible than some other slowcore albums.
Both Galaxie 500 albums wonderfully depict life for a late 20 year old in the late 80's/early 90's. Both albums have that one song that, to me, completely embodies everything about what the band stands for. Their melancholy yet sweet and vulnerable dream pop, their topical lyrics, and their loose and free approach to what it means to create a good song. This album's is Tugboat. On Fire's is Snowstorm. Two tracks that I'll always have on my device

Favorite Track: Tugboat
Just an amazing album which is calm and mellow with amazing story telling and lyrics

Track Review

Flowers 10/10
Pictures 9.5/10
Parking Lot 9/10
Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste 8.5/10.
Temperature's Rising 9/10
Oblivious 9/10
It's Getting Late 9.5/10
Instrumental 9.510
Tugboat 10/10
King of Spain 10/10

Average: 9.4/10
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Track List

  1. Flowers
  2. Pictures
  3. Parking Lot
  4. Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste
  5. Temperature's Rising
  6. Oblivious
  7. It's Getting Late
  8. Instrumental
  9. Tugboat
  10. King of Spain (bonus track)
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Added on: May 13, 2013