Real Emotional Trash
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2008 Ratings: #249 / 720
User Score
Based on 6 ratings
April 4, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Matador / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
Your Review



The first line of Real Emotional Trash begs to be read autobiographically: "Of all my stoned digressions/ Some have mutated into the truth/ Not a spoof." It's the same tease that Malkmus pulled by calling his last album Face the Truth, in spite of its characteristically elusive contents. While that record featured Malkmus fully indulging his penchant for eclectic basement tinkering, Real Emotional Trash is

an unabashedly rock'n'roll band album. It's the most aesthetically cohesive album of Malkmus' solo career (which is good), but also the jammiest (which, here, is bad). The record may sound like it would have been a blast to play on, but that doesn't always make for an engrossing listen.

Track List
  1. Dragonfly Pie
  2. Hopscotch Willie
  3. Cold Son
  4. Real Emotional Trash
  5. Out Of Reaches
  6. Baltimore
  7. Gardenia
  8. Elmo Delmo
  9. We Can't Help You
  10. Wicked Wanda
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