|1. Little Fury Things|
|4. The Lung|
|7. In A Jar|
|10. Just Like Heaven (Bonus Track)|
|11. Little Fury Things (Video) (Bonus Track)|
|12. Just Like Heaven (Video) (Bonus Track)|
In a word, brilliant. I was not dissapointed with this record. It certainly sounds very different from anything else I've heard from Dinosaur Jr. It doesn't really have the ear friendly pop elements of 'Bug' to such an extent and it doesn't have the more commercial buzz of the later Geffen releases. The fundamental aspect of this record is its' chaotic structure blended with really articulate riffs. The album fuses many genres, notably Rock, Metal, Folk/Country, Punk.
I think the most exciting aspect of this record is the way you can notice Dinosaur Jr's influence on bands to come. The most shining example I can think of is definately implicit in the first track, the phenomenal 'Little Fury Things'. When the track begins with Mascis' ear blasting screaming and the heavy, screaching riff you don't really know what to expect. However, the song sinks into a beautiful chord progression that yells My Bloody Valentine. From this it's easy to see the effect this record had on the likes of Ride and My Bloody Valentine. It's also evident to see the influence on Kurt Cobain. The brilliantly poppy 'In a Jar' not only indicates what direction the band would take with their next release 'Bug', it also hints at the way Kurt Cobain would use alternative rock as a way of expressing poppy hooks to great effects.
The only other thing I can really say about this album is the musicianship. J. Mascis is on top form as always with his giant guitar solos and great riffing. the other guy to look at in this band is Lou Barlow. Barlow was ultimately kicked out of the band but it's hard not to notice the great input he had. His bass playing in this record is fantastic and he also shows signs of what he would achieve with Sebadoh, Folk Implosion and his solo work.
In a nutshell, great record! Not just for alternative junkies like myself but fofr anyone who likes great music.
This product's forum
Active discussions in related forums
Search Customer Discussions