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Rising Tide

Sunny Day Real EstateAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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When Sunny Day Real Estate collapsed in early 1995, few would have predicted the impact the Seattle band's music would still be having over a decade later. Now, more than 15 years since Sub Pop released Sunny Day's landmark debut album Diary, the band's original lineup is reuniting this fall to deliver its emotionally charged epics for live audiences once again.

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  • Audio CD (June 20, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: June 20, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Time Bomb
  • ASIN: B00004TQSN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,825 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

When the defunct Sunny Day Real Estate regrouped for How It Feels to Be Something On in 1998, the band's fans were divided. Some saw it as a collection of frontman Jeremy Enigk's most potent songs, and others dismissed it because it didn't sound like the band's previous efforts. The Rising Tide will probably thin the herd even more, not because it's a bad album but because the band once again has gone traipsing through the fields to find a new pasture in which to graze. Tide engages their emo-antics with the kind of seven-cornered songs that made up Enigk's solo release, Return of the Frog Queen, but this time they're topped with a dose of progressive-rock overdrive. It sounds a bit hard to swallow, but producer Lou Giordano deserves a hand for making a shift of sound go down smooth. --Jason Josephes

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful, incredible, spiritual, engrossing, uplifting January 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD
i wouldn't believe a negative word you hear about this album. i'm a sdre fan and i enjoy their albums as well, but this is the first one i heard and it's captivated me from the first listens. i've listened to it a million times and it never fails to leave me uplifted - it's like a breath of fresh air.. but it rocks! the band is just really amazing here.. i would go so far as to say it's sdre at their VERY BEST. this is their PEAK. some people claim it's too prog-ish, and yes, it does bear a resemblance to rush due to the high vocals and prominent bass, but who cares? the songs are amazing. it's also interesting to see how their sound evolved through their different albums to end up here.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a note-worthy album June 20, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The newest effort by SDRE is by far not the best. But it is still beautiful in every way as every other release of their's. The album starts of with a bang with 'Killed by an Angel' and slows down a bit. Then 'Snibe' song #5 picks up with the normal SDRE effect. Followed by 'The Ocean'. It is tied with 'Faces in Disguise' as the two which are my favorites. Then the album ends with the title track, a good song to end an album. It leaves you wanting more. So you end up listening to the entire thing over again. Enigk's lyrics are still emotional and poetic as always, and end up singing or humming along. Goldsmith's drumming is magnificent as it is in the others. And Hoerner's guitaring leaves you unaware that of absence of Enigk's guitar since he plays the bass on this glorious release. All in all it is a great album, but it is a close forth to the other spectacular albums released by this unique and talented band. There have been only a few cds that I have bought on the day they were released and this is one I am glad I did.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ever heard of Indie-Prog? **** April 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
These underground bands have some rabid fans. Words like "Sell-out" and "Poseur" get used a little too often; as though the plebians shouting the profanities were being complimented by the accusations. No matter. Truth is I CAN hear why many fans would be disappointed with Sunny Day Real Estates last two albums. "How it Feels to Be Something On" sounds worlds apart from the basement recording "Diary." And "Rising Tide" deepens the gap. But something critics and fans will NEVER understand is that you can like two things. Punk and progressive rock are mortal enemies, polar opposites, like water and oil... or so we've been told. Try this - take a CD, put it into your player, listen to it, and ask yourself this question, "Do I like this?" Internet critics have taught people to ask "Am I supposed to like this?" or "Is this an acceptable genre" or even, heaven forbid, "is it COOL to like this?" Now try this: if you answered "Yes" to "do I like this?", your answer to "is this cool?" should also be yes. Feel weird? You'll get used to it.

Now back to the record. I love (absolutely love) both sides of the "heads-tails" coin that is SDRE's career. "Diary" is simply one of the great albums of the 90's and one of the greatest debuts in alternative music history, if not rock history. "How it Feels to Be Something On" was and is a masterpiece, both on paper and in reality. Most fans can accept this. But "Rising Tide" being a good record? "But, it meshes indie and prog! Those are polar opposites on the cool spetrum!" The music however, speaks for itself. The hat-trick worked. Jeremy Enigk emerges with the best vocals of his career, and this indie band melds punk concpets ("Snibe") that sound like Rush ("Television," "Rising Tide"). Recreating the wheel's not a bad way for the 90's best indie band to call it a day.

Overall: 8 out of 10.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best and last January 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Sunny Day Real Estate; what else can be said, one of the most underrated unappreciated bands ever. I can still remember over ten years ago when I was first exposed to the song Seven and was struck by its ferocity and uniqueness. After quite some time, life happened and I momentarily forgot about SDRE; until one day, I came across Diary in a record store and bought the CD. I was struck by the fact that all of the tracks on Diary had merit and the album was put together quite well. After a few years, I sampled How It Feels To Be Something On, and was so impressed by it that I decided to get it on vinyl. Having been thoroughly impressed by HIFTBSO and Sunny Day's new progressive sound, I had reservations about their new album being any better. As soon as the opportunity presented itself, I bought The Rising Tide on vinyl. After a few initial listenings; I wasn't very convinced, but as I continued listening to the album I became enchanted by its grandness and soon found that it became my favorite SDRE album. Sunny Day Real Estate is truly one of the few indie/alternative rock bands that I could honestly say improved with every album. It is sad to see that they have left the music world, but even sadder to see that they never got the recognition they deserved.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even the flaws sound perfect January 9, 2001
By Worgelm
Format:Audio CD
This is an exuberant, rich-sounding exploration of pop music, with a calculated prog edge, kind of like what would happen if you crossed _Hold Your Fire_ era Rush with Janes Addiction, a radical branch from the tree the band planted with _How It Feels To Be Something On_. As such it is more than likely bound to irritate most of SDRE's hardcore fans from the first several albums - the emo is certainly there, but it just doesn't have that indie-rock Sub-Pop intimacy. The themes and lyrics are grandiose and the production, although warm, full and overall technically amazing, is sometimes overwhelming. In general producer Lou Giordiano has done an amazing job of neatly stacking the excesses that the band decided to embrace and making it palatable.
I think the band should definitely pursue the direction that the stunning opener "Killed By An Angel" and especially "Snibe" follow, the latter almost sounding like what Queensryche was trying to do (but ultimately failed) with _Hear In The Now Frontier. Both songs are resounding successes, with the catchy "Disappear", the eastern-tinged mysticism of "Fool In The Photograph" and the sultry euro-pop of "Faces In Disguise" not far behind. Another reviewer remarked that "Television" is the song the band is daring you to hate, but I believe that most people will find the turning point at "The Ocean", its goofy bright and sunny lyrics seemingly swiped from Jon Anderson's Yes songbook. Having said that, if you are frightened by the fact that I have mentioned Rush, Jane's Addiction, Queensryche and Yes in this album review, you probably aren't going to get it. The record ends with the epic multilayered title track, fading softly into a shimmering maelstrom of white noise and echoes. Beautiful and bound to be misunderstood. (4-1/2 stars)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Once More, With Feeling -or- I Promise Not To Use The Word "Emo".
The 90`s ushered in a brave new world of music and for a tragically brief period of time your radio was worth turning on. Read more
Published on April 3, 2012 by Khyron
5.0 out of 5 stars Cohesive, Smart, Poignant Rock
I picked up this album on a whim probably 6-8 years ago. It was one of the best purchases I've ever made. This is legendary, top-notch rock. The lyrics are smart, yet catchy. Read more
Published on December 24, 2010 by B. Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like people ...bands change.
This was an abrupt shift for SDRE ...but I love it. It's almost like a different band. I can understand that putting off some fans who want their bands to stick to a certain style. Read more
Published on September 23, 2010 by AstroVilla
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!
The best all around album I've ever heard! I loved "Diary" but find myself listening to this more!
Published on October 2, 2009 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic case of over-delivery
Sunny Day Real Estate
The Rising Tide; 2000
Time Bomb Recordings

My Rating: 5/10

A classic case of a band over-delivering, THE RISING TIDE is by far... Read more
Published on July 31, 2009 by John Carswell
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Although I have read mixed reviews, I like every track on this album. I especially enjoy Snibe. As I have reviewed before, Jeremy's voice is hauntingly beautiful. Read more
Published on March 13, 2009 by Christopher Harden
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rising Tide
Great CD.
At first I thought it wasn't that great but you have to listen to it a couple times and then you will find yourself listening to it non-stop. Sensational CD. Read more
Published on December 14, 2007 by M. Diaz
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tide Rises and Never Falls
"Back in the day", I was an obligatory SDRE fan from their first album; the 1994 cult landmark release "Dairy". Read more
Published on September 18, 2007 by John Baer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
I'm new to this band and thrilled to have found them. Reminds me a little of Flaming Lips. Lovely harmonic progressions, singing, sounds, and lyrics. Read more
Published on June 20, 2007 by SP
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange Days, Indeed
I was absolutely obsessed with this CD when it came out back in 2000. This is one of those "artistic statement" albums that are difficult to pigeonhole into a category. Read more
Published on January 30, 2007 by Joel Israel
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