Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of what yer not

10 years since the notoriously volatile grunge trio from Massachusetts buried the hatchet and reformed, they return with another absolute belter of a record. The molasses thick guitar riffs which have been their trademark since 1984 are as gloriously fuzzy as ever and the album is a thing of over-driven power, but the real selling point is the sheer quality of the song-writing from both J Mascis and Lou Barlow. Both men have decades of experience and they channel it into some of the finest songs in the bands history, certainly Mascis dominates the sound but Barlow’s contributions are some of the strongest he’s offered the band.

When a band has so distinctive a sound as Dinosaur Jr.there’s really nothing wrong with more of the same, so long as those distinctive Mascis solos keep cutting through the effortless chug of Barlow and Murph’s sonic sludge then there’ll be a whole lot of happy fans. More please!


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