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Dinosaur Jr.

Bug - 2023 Reissue

    Bug is the third studio album originally released in 1988. It was the last Dinosaur Jr. album with original bassist Lou Barlow until Beyond in 2007. NME critic Jack Barron deemed Bug "the most comprehensive rock statement of the year so far" in a 1988 review for the magazine, noting Dinosaur Jr.'s predominantly "torpid" approach and commenting that the music "trepidates everyday reality away", while rating the album "8.999999" on a ten-point scale. In a retrospective review of Bug for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine described "Freak Scene" as the album's "masterpiece" and opined, "Although the majority of the album is firmly situated in the sprawling, noisy metallic fusion of hard rock and avant noise, Bug also demonstrates that J Mascis has a talent for winding folk-rock". While finding its songs "quite uneven", Erlewine concluded that the album nonetheless constitutes "a major step forward for Mascis". Writing for Drowned in Sound in 2005, Mike Diver said of Bug, "The songwriting has increased tenfold since You're Living All Over Me ... really, if you like music – be it grunge, indie, punk, whatever – you will love this. Period. Go spend some money already." Keith Cameron of Mojo wrote, "Bug marks the emergence of Mascis writing by rote. When applied to such an outlandishly great song as 'Freak Scene' his skills still blazed, however, and as formulaic exercises in discordant alienation go, Bug is better than most.


    1. Freak Scene
    2. No Bones
    3. They Always Come
    4. Yeah We Know
    5. Let It Ride
    6. Pond Song
    7. Budge
    8. The Post
    9. Don't
    10. Keep The Glove 

    Dinosaur Jr.

    Dinosaur - 2023 Reissue

      Dinosaur is the debut studio album by Dinosaur Jr. It was originally released in 1985 on Homestead Records. The album exhibits a folkier side of the band than on future releases but some of the tracks on the album showed off a much heavier, more hardcore punk-based side to the band in songs such as "Does it Float", "Mountain Man" and "Bulbs of Passion." "Bulbs of Passion" was not featured on the original LP (it was a b-side to the "Repulsion" single). On later reissues as on this one "Bulbs of Passion" is the first track at J Mascis' request. "Yeah, I asked for that," J recalls, "because [that song] gave our new direction - it felt like we were our own sound." Also featured is a 1987 live performance of "Does It Float" as a bonus track to close out the album.


      1. Bulbs Of Passion
      2. Forget The Swan
      3. Cats In A Bowl
      4. The Leper
      5. Does It Float
      6. Pointless
      7. Repulsion
      8. Gargoyle
      9. Severed Lips
      10. Mountain Man
      11. Quest
      12. Does It Float (Live)

      Dinosaur Jr.

      You're Living All Over Me - 2023 Reissue

        You're Living All Over Me is the second studio album by Dinosaur Jr originally released in 1987. A refinement of the formula introduced on the band's debut album Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me features drawling vocals paired with loud guitars and driving rhythms. The album was originally issued when the band was still known as Dinosaur, before a lawsuit forced the name change to Dinosaur Jr. NME published a rave review of You're Living All Over Me upon the album's 1987 release, with the magazine's Jack Barron declaring it "the most agape rock music to have come out of America this year" and calling the band "the missing link between Hüsker Dü and REM". Critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "B+" grade in The Village Voice and wrote, "All these growing malcontents want is a little structure and meaning in their lives. Is that so much to ask?". The album is considered a classic of indie and alternative rock. In 1995, it was ranked fifth on Alternative Press magazine's "Top 99 Albums of '85 to '95" list. In 2005, it was placed at number 31 on Spin's list of the 100 greatest albums from 1985 through to 2005. Pitchfork included You're Living All Over Me at number 40 on its 2002 list of the best albums of the 1980s.


        1. Little Fury Things
        2. Kracked
        3. Sludgefeast
        4. The Lung
        5. Raisans
        6. Tarpit
        7. In A Jar
        8. Lose
        9. Poledo
        10. Just Like Heaven

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