With great and instantly memorable songs, impossibly wild guitar solos, and a familiar feeling of confident slacker cool, Dinosaur Jr’s new album, Farm, (their second since the reunited lineup of J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph got back together) is on par with anything the band has ever done. Despite not sounding radically different than some of their albums from almost 25 years ago, there is something fresh, vibrant, and energetic about Farm that makes it, like 2007′s Beyond, a joy to listen to. It’s strange, really, that this band (J Mascis especially) can just keep putting out such great music. But it’s what makes them one of the most important bands I’ve ever listened to. If you’re a fan of Dinosaur Jr., you’ll certainly love this record and if you aren’t familiar, I’d start with Green Mind, but this really is almost as good a place as any to start. Out now on the great Jagjaguwar label.
MP3 | Dinosaur Jr – Over It Farm
MP3 | Dinosaur Jr – I Want You To Know Farm