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The Rising Tide

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The Rising Tide

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Pop

We gave it a C+

The trio Sunny Day Real Estate’s bombastic dream-pop — which momentarily brightened the dreary mid-’90s grunge landscape — now seems irritatingly irrelevant. Still, a few tracks on The Rising Tide, notably the sublime ”Rain Song” and evocative ”Disappear,” prove why the band were once considered arena-rock contenders. But after only a few tracks, the nostalgic kick wears off, and the band’s bloated riffs quickly turn tiresome. Time to unload this real estate. C+