How It Feels to Be Something On

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How It Feels to Be Something On
Studio album by Sunny Day Real Estate
Released September 8, 1998
Recorded March 10–April 26, 1998
Genre Alternative rock, emo
Length 45:44
Label Sub Pop
Producer Greg Williamson
Sunny Day Real Estate chronology
Sunny Day Real Estate
(1995)
How It Feels to Be Something On
(1998)
The Rising Tide
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (9.3/10) link
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

How It Feels to Be Something On is the third studio album by American alternative rock band Sunny Day Real Estate, and the first since their 1997 comeback. It was released September 8, 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pillars" – 4:57
  2. "Roses In Water" – 3:42
  3. "Every Shining Time You Arrive" – 4:13
  4. "Two Promises" – 4:39
  5. "100 Million" – 5:38
  6. "How It Feels to Be Something On" – 3:57
  7. "The Prophet" – 5:13
  8. "Guitar and Video Games" – 4:09
  9. "The Shark's Own Private Fuck" – 4:03
  10. "Days Were Golden" – 5:08

Recording Sessions[edit]

The album was recorded between March 10, 1998 and April 26, 1998. Some tracks with alternate mixes have surfaced on the Internet. Most do not differ greatly from the released versions; however, "Roses in Water" features an extended ending.

Personnel[edit]

  • Jeremy Enigk – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • William Goldsmith – Percussion, Drums
  • Dan Hoerner – Guitar, Vocals, Cover Design
  • Nick Barber
  • Caleb Wilson - Track Supervisor
  • Chip Butters – Assistant Engineer, Assistant
  • Greg Calbi – Mastering
  • Steve Culp – Assistant Engineer, Assistant
  • Eric Janko – Assistant Engineer, Assistant
  • Adam Kasper – Mixing
  • Jeff Palmer – Bass
  • Pat Sample – Mixing Assistant, Assistant
  • Chris Thompson – Artwork
  • Aaron Warner – Assistant Engineer, Assistant
  • Greg Williamson – Producer, Engineer, Mixing

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1998 Heatseekers 3
1998 Billboard 200 132