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Podcast Episode
Season
Two
number
91
Type
Album Review
Post Date
Oct 9, 2012

Sunny Day Real Estate

Diary

Label
Sub Pop
Release year
1994
Producer
Brad Wood

One of the most influential albums of the 1990s, Diary. Credited as a primary instigator of what would later be known as emo,

On episode #91 we're tackling one of the most influential albums of the 1990s - Sunny Day Real Estate debut release from 1994, Diary. Credited as a primary instigator of what would later be known as emo, Sunny Day Real Estate never like to stay in one moment too long; switching tempo, time signatures and volume at the drop of a hat. Somehow, the band manages to seamlessly combine elements of post-punk, progressive rock and grunge into one cohesive sound.

It's been eighteen years since it's initial release, and three years since the remastered re-release with bonus tracks, so the only question is - does Diary stand the test of time? And is the Batman Forever soundtrack a perfect time capsule for the mid-1990s?Tune in and find out.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Seven
  • 4:10 - History of the Band
  • 15:56 - Seven
  • 17:36 - In Circles
  • 24:35 - Shadows
  • 27:32 - 47
  • Outro - The Blankets Were the Stairs

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