Bubble and Scrape

Sebadoh - Bubble and Scrape
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1993 Ratings: #131 / 375
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
1993 Ratings: #50
Liked by 1 person
April 26, 1993 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Indie Rock, Lo-Fi / Genres
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My favorite Sebadoh experience. Lines are being drawn in the sand, though, so it's kinda weird going. Noise doesn't permeate. It just pops up every time Eric comes around. The rest of the album is a pleasant exchange of bubbly heartbreak pop songs between Lou and Jason. They're good, sure, but this would be an awfully Carpenters-esque lil' record without Eric's wonderfully bizarre semi-free/structured jazz/goof/rock/minimalism/experimental doohickies. In fax, Gaffney's daffneys are my personal ... read more


What they achieved with their fourth album is pretty significant for the indie world, since they managed to balance on the stretched rope hanging from their heart to the professional studio, without ever falling.


Verdict: essential

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Track List

  1. Soul and Fire
  2. Two Years Two Days
  3. Telecosmic Alchemy
  4. Fantastic Disaster
  5. Happily Divided
  6. Sister
  7. Cliche
  8. Sacred Attention
  9. Elixir Is Zog
  10. Emma Get Wild
  11. Sixteen
  12. Homemade
  13. Forced Love
  14. No Way Out
  15. Bouquet for a Siren
  16. Think (Let Tomorrow Bee)
  17. Flood
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Added on: June 10, 2013