michael gallucci

REVIEW — DINOSAUR JR.: FARM

In Uncategorized on 06/10/2009 at 3:55 am

Dinosaur Jr.

Farm

(Jagjaguwar)


Dinosaur Jr. aren’t throwing any curveballs this late in the game. So you pretty much know what to expect on their second album since 2005’s comeback and the fifth by the original trio of guitarist J. Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph: hooky songs that split the difference between indie and classic rock, the loudest wall of sound ever constructed by just three guys, and plenty of amp-rattling and ear-shattering solos. Like 2007’s Beyond, Farm sounds very late ’80s, right down to a couple of duds. It’s also way better than most reunion albums. Mascis marble-mouths his way through some killer songs here – “Pieces,” “I Want You to Know” and “Over It,” especially – firing off one blistering solo after another. The one-two punch of Beyond and Farm manages to do something Dino Jr. barely accomplished the first time around: two good albums in a row. –Michael Gallucci

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  1. WEB SHERIFFProtecting Your Rights on the InternetTel 44-(0)208-323 8013Fax 44-(0)208 323 8080websheriff@websheriff.comwww.websheriff.com Hi Poprenegade, On behalf of PIAS, Jagjaguwar and Dinosaur Jr, many thanks for plugging "Farm" (US street date 23rd June) … .. thanks, also, on behalf of the labels and artist for not posting any pirate links to unreleased / unauthorized (studio) material and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then "I Want You To Know", "Over It" and the b-side "Tarpit" (live) are all officially available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc … .. for further info and details of on-line promotions, videos and the band's 2009 shows, check-out http://www.dinosaurjr.com and http://www.myspace.com/dinosaurjr . Thanks again for your plug.Regards, WEB SHERIFF

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