Just for a Day

Slowdive - Just for a Day
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1991 Ratings: #283 / 415
User Score
Based on 239 ratings
1991 Ratings: #41
Liked by 10 people
September 2, 1991 / Release Date
LP / Format
Creation Records/SBK / Label
Dream Pop, Shoegaze / Genres
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Slowdive’s debut album is astounding and happens to my favorite in their discography. What sets the record apart for me in regards to their other projects is it’s incredible and unrelenting atmosphere. Every song on Just for a Day is superb in it's own way, but within the context of the album, forms an astonishing aura. There is hardly is misstep to be found on here if any at all. The overall sound of the record is especially warm and dreamy and each track manages to flow incredibly ... read more
Rollin', rollin', rollin', got me shoegazin'

Slowdive’s debut presents a weird grey area, where the overall tone is unpredictable and dreamy, yet exhibits a somewhat slow-paced experimentalism that feels seamless despite its non-congestive sound.

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: Catch the Breeze, Waves, Spanish Air, Celia’s Dream, Brighter, Primal, Golden Hair, Ballad of Sister Sue, The Sadman, Losing Today, Erik’s Song, She Calls, Shine
LEAST FAV: Albatros, Avalyn II, Avalyn I, Slowdive
Slowdive's debut is in my opinion the weakest in the band's discography but that just goes to should of amazing, influential and ground breaking slowdive were for the shoegaze genre and how much i find them captivating. The problem with Just for a Day is that it suffers from some slgiht dulls namely Erik's Song and The Sadman come to mind but they still good songs but nowhere near the end of songs such as Catch the Breeze. Overall, a great debut but the band does go on to improve ... read more
A good jumping off point but for sure their weakest LP.
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Track List

  1. Spanish Air
  2. Celia's Dream
  3. Catch the Breeze
  4. Ballad of Sister Sue
  5. Erik's Song
  6. Waves
  7. Brighter
  8. The Sadman
  9. Primal  
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Added on: June 21, 2013