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Sunny Day Real Estate

091 Diary by Sunny Day Real Estate


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

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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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