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Emotional Plague

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Supreme Dicks

Emotional Plague

12" LP

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Jagjaguwar is proud to reintroduce the complete recordings of Supreme Dicks in the form of Breathing and Not Breathing, a four CD set that includes both of the band's studio albums, The Unexamined Life from 1993 and The Emotional Plague from 1996, along with 1994's Workingman's Dick, a collection of early archival recordings, and the 1996 EP This Is Not A Dick, which has been fleshed out with rare and unreleased tracks. Also available are 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague, neither of which has been previously released on vinyl.


The Emotional Plague has the unique ability to draw a listener happily through some of the most indirect and seemingly unfocused constructions of the Dicks' recorded work -- even the record's most rambling and apparently directionless moments have the quirky twang and casual beauty of the Silver Jews' best work, or Yo La Tengo's homespun Fakebook. The key seems to be an underlying organization that's carefully disguised in the Dicks' folky drawl -- beneath all of the sprawling quirkiness of The Emotional Plague, there are simply gorgeous tunes like "Cuchulain," and the oddity of the band's presentation sets them off perfectly. Strangely enough, this distinction renders The Emotional Plague as one of the Dicks' most accessible (if least immediate) albums -- rather than the vaguely eerie psychedlic folk which characterized The Unexamined Life, the record's emphasis is on sparkling, rustic constructions which add a necessary emotional element to the band's sonic idiosyncracies.

Additional Information

Artist Supreme Dicks
Track Listing Synaesthesia Cuchulain (Blackbirds Loom) Columnated Ruins / Seeing Distant Chimneys Along A Bearded Glade Swell Song Showered A Donkey's Burial In A Tower On A Mirage Adoration De L'Agneau Mystique Porridge For The Calydonian Boar Siberian Penal Colony (Ode To Joel Stanley) Green Wings Fly Adventure (Showered Reprise)

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