So do I get crucified if I say that I never really thought SDRE were (to go by the standard history) the emo alpha to Rites Of Spring’s omega? Wait, should that be reversed? Actually, wait, I’m not sure if that even makes any sense regardless of the order, but then I’ve been dipping into the egg nog since around 3:30. Anyway!
Yeah, I get the platonic quiet-loud importance to the establishment of a worldwide movement blah de blah, but their records always left me a little “eh” compared to some of their cotemporaries. (Maybe I was burned by the fan drunk on the SDRE kool-aid who forced Jeremy Enigk’s solo album on me every day for months at my college part-time job?) You’re all gonna really mutiny if I start talking smack about Hum’s inflated rep, aren’t you? Still, we got no less than three requests for an SDRE entry in our rundown, and you have to give the emos what they want. Plus your email arm-twisting did lead me to realize that “Seven” is in fact pretty boss. So thanks, y’all.
Sunny Day Real Estate – “Seven” [YouTube]