Jeremy Enigk, World Waits

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

World Waits

Jeremy Enigk

World Waits, the shockingly straight new album from Jeremy Enigk, is the first record from the former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman in more than ten years. Time has clearly softened Enigk's edges, the jagged quirks that made Return of the Frog Queen such an idiosyncratic landmark now dulled to singer-songwriter acoustic guitars in opposition to all that SDRE's Diary stood for. But still, there are flashes of the Enigk of old — particularly an emotional rawness unique to him — and his loyal followers will find plenty to love.