Friday, May 11, 2007

Sunny Day Real Estate-Diary


While it is arguable whether or not Sunny Day Real Estate's 1994 album Diary is the definitive emo album, it is hard to deny that its cover and insert contains the definitive emo album art. The cover and much of the internal artwork features Little People, the smiling toys so many of us remember from childhood, in tragic scenes ranging from a kitchen fire to a serious auto accident. Perhaps my favorite is the two Little People in bed, facing away from each other, with as much space between them as possible, sappy smiles on their faces. Oh, woe is me, even my Little People are sad. (Sniffle...sob...)

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