Rainer Maria
Look Now Look Again
Apr 13, 1999

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    • Includes 11.5" x 11.5" lyric insert.
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The guitar is tuned open and sings through a cranked old Fender amp, the melodic bass rolls, drums pound and the lyrical trade-off between Kaia and Caithlin is capable of puncturing a grapefruit size hole through the heart.

Without a doubt, Look Now Look Again is the definitive Rainer Maria album to own.

With the aid of Smart Studios' Mark Haines (Poster Children, Son Volt) and Elliot Dicks (Joan of Arc), Rainer Maria's second album has become a Polyvinyl classic and set the standard against which the band will always be judged.


  • 1
    Rise (4:18)
  • 2
    Planetary (5:21)
  • 3
    Broken Radio (3:11)
  • 4
    Feeling Neglected? (4:43)
  • 5
    Breakfast of Champions (3:37)
  • 6
    The Reason the Night is Long (3:48)
  • 7
    Lost, Dropped and Cancelled (2:45)
  • 8
    Centrifuge (3:37)
  • 9
    I'm Melting! (3:14)


"Perhaps the dearth of women in emo speaks to a disparity in how vulnerability is perceived; where "feelings" are historically subversive for men in punk, it's less remarkable, or just plain undesirable, in women. Look Now Look Again plays like an act of artistic justice."

Rolling Stone

"Look Now Look Again is one of the greatest albums of emo’s revered second wave, and it is evermore relevant as women’s vulnerability has become the center of independent rock at large."


"One of the top records of 1999."


"An ardent, emotionally stimulating album comprised of melodically violent music."


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