Real Emotional Trash

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Real Emotional Trash
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Studio album by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Released March 4, 2008 (U.S.)
Recorded April 2007 and June 2007 at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, Montana and Foxtrot Studio in Chicago, Illinois.
Genre Indie rock
Length 55:05
Label Matador Records (U.S.)
Domino Records (UK)
Producer Stephen Malkmus
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks chronology
Face the Truth
(2005)Face the Truth2005
Real Emotional Trash
Mirror Traffic
(2011)Mirror Traffic2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club(B+)[2]
Bearded4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media(6.8/10)[5]
PopMatters6/10 stars[6]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[7]
Twisted Ear3.5/5 stars[8]
Uncut4/5 stars[9]

Real Emotional Trash is the fourth album by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. The album was released on March 4, 2008 by Matador Records.[10] The album was leaked on to the internet January 13, 2008. The album peaked #64 on the Billboard 200.

The album is the Jicks' first to feature Quasi and Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss.

The album was recorded at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, Montana and Wilco's Foxtrot Studio in Chicago, Illinois.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dragonfly Pie" - 5:08
  2. "Hopscotch Willie" - 6:56
  3. "Cold Son" - 3:43
  4. "Real Emotional Trash" - 10:09
  5. "Out of Reaches" - 4:51
  6. "Baltimore" - 6:37
  7. "Gardenia" - 2:54
  8. "Elmo Delmo" - 6:42
  9. "We Can't Help You" - 3:04
  10. "Wicked Wanda" - 5:06
Bonus tracks
  1. "Walk Into the Mirror" - 3:39
  2. "Mr. Jolly" - 3:44



  • Mixed by Nicolas Vernhes and The Jicks at the Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, New York
  • Recorded by TJ Doherty and Brett Allen (assistant)
  • Additional Recording by Sean Flora and Zach Okun

Album covers[edit]

There are several cover designs, all using the same image, but with differences in the artist / band name (using different colours). Examples are STEPHEN MALKMUS & JICKS (with white and/or blue text)[1][2], SM & JICKS [3], and MALKMUS & JICKS [4].