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There is nothing quite like a Dinosaur Jr. album. The best ones are always recognizable from the first notes. And even though J tries to trip us up by smearing "Don't Pretend You Didn't Know" with keyboards, it's clear from the moment he starts his vocals that this is the one and only Dinosaur Jr., long reigning kings of Amherst, Massachusetts (and anywhere else they ... Read more in Amazon's Dinosaur Jr. Store

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  • Audio CD (30 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00005Q3AM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,388 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Repulsion
2. Little Fury Things
3. In A Jar
4. Freak Scene
5. Budge
6. Just Like Heaven
7. The Wagon
8. Thumb
9. Whatever's Cool With Me
10. Not You Again
11. Out There
12. Start Choppin
13. Get Me
14. Feel The Pain
15. I Don't Think So
16. Take A Run At The Sun - J. Mascis - J. Mascis
17. Nothin's Goin' On
18. I'm Insane
19. Where'd You Go - J. Mascis & The Fog - J. Mascis & The Fog

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There was a day when indie rock didn't offer much in the line of guitar heroics. Then along came a lumbering beast of a band. With heavy hearts and ruthless riffs, they managed to churn out some of the most sensitive, melodic songs ever to punish the eardrums. One of alt-rock's most distinctive and influential bands, Massachusetts-based Dinosaur Jr. was formed in 1984 by singer-guitarist J. Mascis, bassist-singer Lou Barlow, and drummer-vocalist Murph. The band produced its eponymous debut for Homestead Records in 1985, then hooked up with the seminal SST label in '87 for their early classic You're Living All Over Me. Throughout numerous lineup changes and a switch to Sire records for 1991's Green Mind, Mascis refined the band's cataclysmic sound, often playing many of the instruments himself. The end of the '90s saw the release of two Mascis solo albums: Martin + Me (1996) and More Light (w/ The Fog) (2000). "Ear-Bleeding Country: The Best Of Dinosaur Jr." will bombard your senses with 19 tenderly turbulent tracks spanning Dinosaur Jr.'s entire career. Turn it up for classic tracks like "Freak Scene," "The Wagon," and "Start Choppin." Also includes the rare J. Mascis soundtrack cut "Take A Run At The Sun" from Grace Of My Heart.

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Alan Moore VINE VOICE on 25 Oct. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a rather well balanced compilation, although I feel it would have been vastly improved had they done 2 discs: 1 for Dinosaur (before 'Jr' was tagged on) Mk.1 (J, Lou and Murph) and 1 for Dinosaur Jr Mk.2 (J and whoever he felt like getting in on the album) as the two styles differ so much it jars a little here.
Neither version of the band is superior -- Mk.1 made great pop music hidden under badly-recorded layers of noise (precursor to 'grunge' I think) and Mk.2 used the studio to create some great, complex rock tunes. But they are so different to one another -- only J's voice links the two really.
Now, to the choices: only one track from the 1985 debut LP 'Dinosaur'? I listen to it regularly and there's at least six classic tracks there (3 of them appeared on 'In Session' as alternative versions a few years back). I would expect 'The Leper' or 'Quest', at least.
'Little Fury Things' and 'In A Jar' are doubtless classic Dino tracks, but they're all that represent 'You're Living All Over Me'. Okay, maybe it's silly to expect 'Poledo' seeing as it's a Lou Barlow song and J wouldn't like that too much, but there are more great tracks from that period, such as 'Raisins'.
'Freak Scene' could not have been missed out as it's 'the hit' and 'Budge', also from 'Bug'. Bearing in mind the length of 'Bug' they should have squeezed another track from it in here.
Finally, Dino's cover of 'Just Like Heaven' which is undeniably great. What's scary is we're less than a third of the way thru the CD and we've hit the last of Dino Mk.1's music. From here on it's all major label recordings. Seeing as they make up 5 years of Dinosaur's 12 year recording life
this seems a little uneven.
On to Dino Mk.2.
'The Wagon' and 'Thumb' from Green Mind.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Jan. 2002
Format: Audio CD
While i agree with most of the points raised by Alan in the above review,you have to accept that everybody's version of a "best of" will be very different.I think this is an excellent introduction to a Dinosaur Jr novice and although,as Alan pointed out,the early years are
skimmed over in favour of inclusions such as "Take A Run At The Sun" and "Where'd you Go",
these are minor gripes.The sheer quality of the
bands output guarantees that any compilation will
be stunning.And where i disagree strongly with
Alan is in his dismissal of "Without A Sound" which is one of my favourite Dinosaur Jr albums
by far.I feel their last effort "Hand It Over" was terribly weak by comparison.But hey,never mind all that...if you are vaguely familiar with
this band and want to expand your knowledge,this is a great place to start.And you will eventually
get around to the rest of the albums.
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For the uninitiated, Dinosaur Jr are a grungy rock band with great guitar licks (reminiscent of Neil Young's Crazy Horse) courtesy of J Mascis. I was looking for a Dinosaur Jr album to fill the gap in my collection but didn't know where to start. This one did the trick. All albums (of their fist period) are evenly represented to give you a complete picture and it contains one of their high points, their version of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven", previously available only as a single. Overall, it works well as a starting point.
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By JZ MAYO on 13 Nov. 2014
Format: Audio CD
a trip back in time awesome!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on 8 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
I owned a couple of their later albums and brought this to have a dig into their earlier work. So where do I start right this is a CD of two halfs and you can tell when it gose into the second half, as every thing that has been produced by J Mascis is the better half the second half by the way. The first half is very raw but still listenable.
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