Of all the recent reunions of 90's alt-rock (yes, we used to call it that) bands of late, Dinosaur Jr.'s is now the most worthwhile. While The Pixies just played some shows, and The Jesus Lizard aren't rushing to the studio, Dino Jr. seem to have picked up right where they left off, and you can't call them a nostalgia act anymore. Now signed to indie stalwart label Jagjaguwar, these guys are proving their indie cred is still golden. Farm is a damn fine record, and while it may never have the cultural impact of their earlier records, that sentiment almost becomes irrelevant in it's greatness. Mascis's guitar solos still dominate, and Murph and Barlow keep their parts up to that level. This record should be the soundtrack to your summer.
Recommended If You Like:
guitars, Built to Spill, Superchunk, classic indie.
That cool older guy you see at shows that probably has some great stories and knows way more about music than you do.
drinking with your best friends.
a big, satisfying breakfast.
Listen to When:
you need something to put you into a good mood.
Vinyl the Cat Says:
This record gives me a serious case of the "rock-paw".