Sunny Day Real Estate: LP2 (1995)


SunSuLP2 (1995) – 8: AKA The Pink Album. Very solid yet posthumous follow-up to the band’s excellent debut, for a long time this was my favorite of the band’s records, especially given the more DC-style angularity of the songs contained herein. Enigk begins developing his “voice as an instrument” on this one, with many of the lyrics being otherwise unintelligible or nonsensical but nonetheless beautiful. A strong undercurrent of Enigk’s born-again Christianity is represented on songs like “5/4,” “Waffle,” and “Theo B.” The band seems to have captured a period of complete abandon here, a freedom to explore a completely unique sound. Overall, not quite classic like “Diary,” but nonetheless a very strong if obtuse second offering.
1. Friday (4/5)
2. Theo B (4.5/5)
3. Red Elephant (4/5)
4. 5/4 (4/5)
5. Waffle (3.5/5)
6. 8 (5/5)
7. Iscarabaid (4/5)
8. J’Nuh (4.5/5)
9. Rodeo Jones (5/5)

lp2Sunny Day Real Estate
LP2; 1995
Sub Pop Records

My Rating: 8/10

AKA The Pink Album. Very solid yet posthumous follow-up to the band’s excellent debut, for a long time this was one of my favorite records, as it combined DC-style musical angularity and sublime melodies to form fascinating songs. Enigk begins developing his “voice as an instrument” approach on this one, with many of the lyrics being otherwise unintelligible or nonsensical but nonetheless beautiful. A strong undercurrent of Enigk’s born-again Christianity is represented on songs like “5/4,” “Waffle,” and “Theo B.” The band seems to have captured a period of complete abandon here, a freedom to explore a completely unique sound. Overall, not quite classic like “Diary,” but nonetheless a very strong if “Enigk-matic” (sorry for that…) second offering.

Tracks:

1. Friday (4/5)
2. Theo B (4.5/5)
3. Red Elephant (4/5)
4. 5/4 (4/5)
5. Waffle (3.5/5)
6. 8 (5/5)
7. Iscarabaid (4/5)
8. J’Nuh (4.5/5)
9. Rodeo Jones (5/5)

Advertisements

One Response to Sunny Day Real Estate: LP2 (1995)

  1. Pingback: Career In Review: Sunny Day Real Estate (et al) « Sweet Georgia Breezes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: