Sunny Day Real Estate: Diary (1994)


Monumental debut from the emo kings of Seattle, this one’s got layers of mystery and heartache poetry, and hey, that Enigk guy was like 19 or something when they recorded this album. Looking back, it’s easy to find the flaws in this record, but the great ideas are captured so purely and unpolished here that they outshine any errors. From melodic rockers like “Seven” to floating rain songs like “Song About An Angel” and “The Blankets Were The Stairs” to the piano lullabye about a stuffed monkey, “Pheurton Skeurto”, to the feedback-drenched, ethereal lament “Grendel”, this album just brims with this fabulous melancholic creativity and youthful energy. Hands down, a classic.
TRACKS:
1. SEVEN (5/5)
2. IN CIRCLES (5/5)
3. SONG ABOUT AN ANGEL (4/5)
4. ROUND (2.5/5)
5. 47 (4/5)
6. THE BLANKETS WERE THE STAIRS (4/5)
7. PHEURTON SKEURTO (5/5)
8. IN THE SHADOWS (4/5)
9. 48 (4/5)
10. GRENDEL (5/5)
11. SOMETIMES (

diarySunny Day Real Estate
Diary; 1994
Sub Pop Recods

My Rating: 10/10

Monumental debut from the emo kings of Seattle, this one’s got layers of mystery and heartache poetry, and hey, that Enigk guy was like 19 or something when they recorded this album. Looking back, it’s easy to find the flaws in this record, but the great ideas are captured so purely and unpolished here that they outshine any errors. From melodic rockers like “Seven” to floating rain songs like “Song About An Angel” and “The Blankets Were The Stairs” to the piano lullabye about a stuffed monkey, “Pheurton Skeurto”, to the feedback-drenched, ethereal lament “Grendel”, this album just brims with this fabulous melancholic creativity and youthful energy. Hands down, a classic.

TRACKS:

1. Seven (5/5)
2. In Circles (5/5)
3. Song About An Angel (4/5)
4. Round (3/5)
5. 47 (4/5)
6. The Blankets Were The Stairs (4/5)
7. Pheurton Skeurto (5/5)
8. In the Shadows (4/5)
9. 48 (4/5)
10. Grendel (5/5)
11. Sometimes (5/5)

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