Today is the debut studio album by American indie rock band Galaxie 500, released in 1988 on Aurora Records. In 2010, the album was re-issued and peaked at number 16 on the UK Independent Album Breakers Chart. In 2018, Pitchfork ranked it at number 16 on its "The 30 Best Dream Pop Albums" list. All tracks written by Galaxie 500, except where noted. Galaxie 500. Damon Krukowski – drums. Dean Wareham – guitar, vocals. Naomi Yang – bass guitar. Additional personnel.
Complete your Galaxie 500 collection. Today & Uncollected (2xCD, Album, Comp, RE). Domino. Today & Uncollected (2xCD, Comp, RE).
Album · 1988 · 10 Songs. Today Galaxie 500. Alternative. Listen on Apple Music. The Portable Galaxie 500. 1998.
Today (Galaxie 500 album). Today is the debut studio album by American dream pop band Galaxie 500. It was released in 1988 on the independent label Aurora Records. All songs written by Galaxie 500 except as noted.
One of the best things about 1996's Galaxie 500 box set was the inclusion of a full disc's worth of unreleased tracks and rarities. In 2004, Ryko decided to release the disc on its own, slapping a title (Uncollected) and a new cover on it. Easy for them and welcome to fans of the group who may have missed out on the box set. The disc itself is a fantastic appendage to the group's three studio albums, including some wonderful outtakes, single tracks, their first demo, and a live song from 1989.
Galaxie 500 didn't last long. They formed in Boston in 1986, released three albums between 1988 and 1990, got great notices in the press (especially the UK), and then dissolved. Following their breakup, after which lead singer and guitarist Dean Wareham went on to Luna and the rhythm section of Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang formed Magic Hour and Damon and Naomi, Galaxie 500 albums went out of print. Today might be the best song-by-song album of Galaxie 500's three. It's also the most varied, moving from the ghostly mid-tempo beauty of opener "Flowers", the dreamiest dream-pop song of them all, to the deeply affecting absurdity of "Tugboat", where the narrator wants to leave the world behind and "be your tugboat captain," to the pounding, mantra-like cover of Jonathan Richman's "Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste"
Today (Galaxie 500 album), Today is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Galaxie 500 It was released in 1988 on the independent label Aurora Records Tr. Sheffield, Rob 2004 "Galaxie 500" In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Simon & Schuster p 321 ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds 1995 Spin Alternative Record Guide Vintage Books ISBN 0-679-75574-8. Christgau, Robert March 28, 1989 "Consumer Guide" The Village Voice Retrieved February 20, 2018.