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If you haven't got it, where you been?,
This review is from: Where You Been (Audio CD)
This was Dinosaur's crowning achievement in my view. The album is not without its breezier moments but overall the mood is dark. This album was made about the time Mascis lost his father (see the poignant single 'where you been') and the set has the feel not so much of despair but of powerful catharsis and also joy in getting through it all.
The solos on this LP (commented on by another reviewer) are undoubtedly a collection of J Mascis' greatest moments, the perfect marriage of virtuosity, fragility and emotional, visceral force. There is as much, if not sometimes more expression of feeling in Mascis' solos as in his words.
This reissue is welcome as it contains some hard to find b-sides from the time which are real gems (especially 'keeblin'') and serves to remind us of what is a highlight among the 'grunge' era albums and a milestone in the career of a great band.