Diary by Sunny Day Real Estate

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  • Back When Emo Was Cool: Sunny Day Real Estate's DIARY (1994)

    Aug 20, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic lyrics, instrumentation, heartfelt, rough
    Cons: Many songs sound alike

    Summary: Sunny Day Real Estate is one of those bands used commonly to discuss the influences of bands like the Get Up Kids and Jimmy Eat World--as it could be argued that without SDRE they wouldn't have had the impact they do now. Their style is clearly reflected ... read more

  • Not a CD for sunny days

    Jul 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tells a story, great songs to rock out to
    Cons: Depressing story, didn't really like Round

    Summary: I've been told that this is a concept album before so I listened to it as a story. It makes sense to me, unless I thought too hard about it, and is a sad story. Here is my version of it. I can't tell you who they are because I burned this CD and don't ... read more

  • Great Buy For The Family!

    Jan 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing CD, none compare. A must buy for everyone!!! Trust me please!
    Cons: Absolutely Nothing

    Summary: The CD starts off very strong with the songs "seven" and my favorite, "in circles". The greatest part about the CD is that it never loses that spark, it stays amazing throughout. For me, I just don't understand how people couldn't like this album. ... read more

  • Great Music To Play While Being Human

    Apr 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Complex gorgeous music with fascinating introspective lyrics
    Cons: Takes a lot of listening, not catchy or popular

    Summary: I've had an inside-out experience with Sunny Day Real Estate appreciation. I first enjoyed their most recent album, The Rising Tide, then found their previous How It Feels to be Something On to be favorite album. Deep in my HIFTBSO ... read more

  • Music that reaches into your soul and pulls so hard you don't know what happened

    Jan 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Driving music that touches the soul
    Cons: Production isn't that great.

    Summary: "Diary" is truly Jeremey Enigk's personal diary. The album touches on the basic subject matters of emo...dealing with heat-ache, loss, depression, and loneliness. Jeremy's vocals, like in every album SDRE has released, has such beauty in it. It gives ... read more

  • It Might Not Be Sunny But It's Certainly Real

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quite simply, a one off CD that you'll be very lucky to own
    Cons: It's not comfortable listening; Jeremy Enigk's voice may put some off

    Summary: Most debut albums flail around aimlessly as the band attempts to zero in on the sound it ultimately wants to be playing and the band members try find their feet with each other musically. Very rarely can you stand up and honestly say that the best ... read more

  • A Sunny Day Spectacular

    Aug 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unique in its own world. Most unique band I have ever known.
    Cons: Not enough artwork! (;

    Summary: Sunny Day Real Estate always seems to show a tremendous amount of emotion. Jeremy Enigk empowers you with his unique singing style and high but wonderful voice. This is the more "Rock" album of the 4. Sunny Day pulls this album together ... read more

  • 1994 | A Diamond Amid the Flannel

    Jun 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The best of emocore, great "alternative" music
    Cons: Nada

    Summary: First, let's set the stage. It's the early 90s, and grunge is king. Nirvana's Nevermind has slapped the recording industry upside the head. Soundgarden and Pearl Jam grace magazine covers. It's all about Seattle, about wild dynamics and fuzzed-out, ... read more

  • Gives Me Goosebumps...

    May 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: haunting, beautiful vocals, complex musicianship, essential emo-rock album
    Cons: follow-up albums lacked the power of this rookie effort

    Summary: From the moment that I first heard the rich and heartfelt vocals of Jeremy Enigk, I was hooked. Sunny Day Real Estate's music is intense and draws the listener in to partake in the emotional rollercoaster that Diary ... read more

  • Great debut from a great band.

    May 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: innovative sound, excellent drumming
    Cons: some songs aren't great, but the great ones more than make up for those

    Summary: The most notable thing about Diary and about SDRE in general is how there is nothing quite like it. If asked what other albums I could compare this to, there is no way I could give an answer. This has to be one of the most innovative and inspirational ... read more

  • A great album

    Feb 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: everything
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: I bought Sunny Day Real Estate: Diary without really knowing what lay ahead of me. I had heard through reliable sources that it was good, but I had never heard of SDRE before, let alone listened to any of their songs. I saw it in the record store one ... read more

  • A Really Great Band's 1st CD

    Feb 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It could be the most used CD you own!
    Cons: I could be the most replaced CD you own!

    Summary: SDRE came into the music scene with their first album, Diary, as a desperately needed fresh alternative to the growing sea of alt/grunge/metal. People who like Alternative and Indie rock will kick themselves for not having bought this CD when ... read more

  • Excellent

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent
    Cons: some songs formulaic

    Summary: A must have for any rocker. This CD takes you on a wild journey through the twisted mind of Jeremy Enick. From the incredible two opening songs, "Seven," and "In Circles," two of my favorite songs ever, to the soft ... read more

  • Sunny Day Real Estate: Diary

    Jan 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Emotional, melodic, overwhelming band at the height of their powers
    Cons: none

    Summary: Many people go through phases in their musical interests. Bands come and go, CD's once played endlessly eventually find themselves confined to the back of the shelf. This is as true of me as of any one else, with one very notable exception: Sunny Day ... read more

  • It's a Sunny Day for Seattle rock

    Jan 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Intense, brooding, swirling moods
    Cons: Not light listening

    Summary: After recently discovering Sunny Day Real Estate, thanks to my CMJ New Music Monthly (a periodical that includes a cd each month, usually comprised of lesser known acts, see my review), they have quickly catapulted themselves into my cd play list. ... read more

  • Good but not the Best

    Nov 24, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Must have for a fan, and hell I like the cover
    Cons: They do much better later

    Summary: Sunny Day Real Estate is an exceptional band. Somehow not getting lost in the Seattle grunge of the early nineties, this band produced their own unique sound. You seriously cannot go wrong buying something by this band-unless you buy this Album ... read more

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