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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Some Days You Just Have to Listen to For Your Own Special Sweetheart Over and Over Again

Posted by on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Today is one of those days:

It's been over 18 years since its release and For Your Own Special Sweetheart is still one of my favorite records of all time.


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Keekee 1
There's no accounting for taste!
Posted by Keekee on July 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 2
Does this have "The Motorist" on it? That's the only Jawbox song I remember.
Posted by derek_erdman on July 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM · Report this
Megan Seling 3
@2 Yes! Technically it's "Motorist."
Posted by Megan Seling on July 12, 2012 at 12:58 PM · Report this
I recently listened to this for the first time in forever and was struck by the awesomeness of kim colleta's bass playing. Super prominent and powerful. I can only hope my daughter's kindergarten teacher is as cool as kim c.
Posted by Huffy on July 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 5
I think "Novelty" is their best record. The top-notch production of "Sweetheart" is just a bit too good for my taste, but that's how I can be sometimes. (I think the LP version of "Savory" disappointed me after the awesome one on the split single with Edsel, too - I seem to be one of those guys who always prefers the first version I hear. Why is that? I want to be someone who can listen more objectively...)

Oh well. My roommates and I put them up for the night in 1991, and they were swell people. I still have the shirt from that tour.
Posted by Matt from Denver on July 13, 2012 at 7:39 AM · Report this

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