Saturday, August 1, 2009

Everything I Missed: Dinsoaur Jr-Farm

There is nothing like listening to a Dinosaur Jr album to remind you how much your guitar playing sucks compared to J Mascis. If you don’t believe me just listen to their latest, Farm. It’s comforting to know that in the 17 total years they’ve been doing this, Dino still can make some the best riffs out there. Despite the trippy (but awesome) cover art, this album is less about drugs but forgiveness. Any possible awkwardness or anger that could have ben felt by the three on Beyond is wiped clean with Farm. With songs like “Over It” and “I Want You to Know” J Mascis really wears his heart on his sleeve, apologizing to his band mates from leaving them. Sonically the record is very tight even if there isn’t anything too terribly new here. But it’s not like people were expecting them to pull out the synthesizers for this album. Everything from the nearly nine minute epic “I Don’t Want to Go There” or Lou’s “Immigration Blind ”, this album is pure rock. And a rock album is something that is underappreciated and sorely lacking from current indie rock.

(mp3) Dinosaur Jr-I Want You To Know

Dinsoaur Jr Website

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