Bakesale [Deluxe Edition]

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  • Summary: Originally released in 1994, the fifth studio album for the low-fi indie band led by Dinosaur Jr.'s Lou Barlow is remastered and reissued with B sides and rare tracks.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
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  1. Jul 6, 2011
    91
    It's a chance to marvel at the record's sturdiness in spite of its sonic adherence to an extremely specific time in music history.
  2. Jul 6, 2011
    90
    Of its kind, Bakesale is a classic, and well worth reappraising.
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    90
    There's an amusing irony that one of Sebadoh's most straightforward and tuneful albums is accompanied by an hour's worth of the sort of indulgent four-track murk Sebadoh seemed to be actively moving past, though as such things go, there's plenty of adventurous lo-fi sound collage to be found, as well as some prime examples of Barlow staring down his neuroses.
  4. Jul 6, 2011
    80
    As inconvenient as it may be, even if you already own this album it is well worth purchasing once again in its new form, if, of course, you can afford the ostentatious extravagance of buying the same Nineties lo-fi record twice within the same lifetime.
  5. Q Magazine
    Aug 24, 2011
    80
    It makes a great introduction to an oft-overlooked band. [May 2011, p.133]
  6. 75
    Compared to 1996's Harmacy, Barlow's maudlin tendencies are relatively reined in throughout Bakesale's 15 straightforward rockers.
  7. Jul 28, 2011
    67
    Phantasmagoric extras time out at an hour's worth of EPs, singles, and demos.

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  1. Jul 13, 2011
    10
    My personal favorite Sebadoh album. This is the one album I suggest that people start with: it's easily their most accessible and polishedMy personal favorite Sebadoh album. This is the one album I suggest that people start with: it's easily their most accessible and polished effort. This reissue tacks on an extra disc of bonus material culled from the Bakesale era singles, demos and so on. As such, the bonus material is mainly for long-time fans. Newer fans would do well sticking with the proper album. The bonus disc is completely different from the proper album because it contains some very noisy material. It's a good juxtaposition to the polish of the proper album. However, the Rebound single, their best single in my opinion, is included and contains some great acoustic renderings of some Bakesale songs plus Social Medicine (a great b-side). Expand