Real Emotional Trash

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 1 out of 29

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  1. TSmith
    Apr 14, 2008
    3
    probably fun to play on. definetly not fun to listen to. but if you like jammy phish like monotony this might be your album of the year.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. The joy of listening to Malkmus's songs has always been the involvement the listener takes in separating the "truth" from the "spoof" (much like with other oddball geniuses like Robyn Hitchcock or Tom Waits). There's plenty of both here, but more importantly, there's enough interplay between the two to keep things interesting and delightful.
  2. The album is both a generous, transparent body pleasure and a flinty, oblique mind pleasure.
  3. 60
    Trash has its moments. [Mar 2008, p.106]