- Vinyl (29 Aug. 2012)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Import
- ASIN: B0026T4RP2
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- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 313,300 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Farm (Dlcd) [VINYL]
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US LP pressing. The perennially influential slacker rock trio Dinosaur Jr initially cut swathes through alternative rock in the early 90s and, following a well-received recent resurgence, return with their ninth LP. 'Farm' is more aligned with the band's mid-period mix of sludgy epics and pure pop melodies. Vocalist/guitarist and legendary grump J. Mascis sounds somewhat brighter and more emotional than in recent times, and his guitar work is as stellar and incendiary as ever. All in all, 'Farm' sees Dinosaur Jr continuing to rock out inventively and satisfyingly.
Top customer reviews
I have been a Dinosaur fan for a good 15 years and owning all their previous album I can safely say this is probably their best. It's THAT good.
As Murph said in a recent interview, this album is supposed to be listened to at high volume, so yeah it might sound a little fuzzy for some but the louder you play it the better it sounds. And what a joy of an album it is.
Come on, treat yourself and grab a copy!
A solid 5 stars.
The 4 minute extended solo/jam that rounds off I Don't Wanna Go There is worth the purchase price alone - sounding like something Frank Zappa could have put together in his heyday.
Once you get to the 2nd track, "I Want You To Know", you know you won't be disappointed by the rest of it.
I'm simply amazed they can still put together such raw, yet tuneful songs after all these years, when many other bands mellow out.
Lo-lights include basically just 2: 'Friends' and 'I Don't Wanna Go There' for me. The former is not bad just not as interesting as the rest. And the latter is good for about 3 minutes until it becomes a J jam track and we get a song that goes on for nearly 9 minutes with very little song in it.
But the ups eclipse the downs. Highlights for me are the awesome 'Pieces ' (best track on the album), 'I Want You To Know' (one of those tracks when you just KNOW it's Dinosaur Jr), 'Plans', 'You're Weather', 'Over It' (sounds like it should be on Green Mind) and 'There's No Here'. The rest however are all good.
Let's hope they go on for ever.
This is because from the word go the album is amazing, feeling initially a lot more accessible than Beyond, though this may be because the latter feels like a really good stepping stone to this one. There aren't really any filler tracks at all, with every contribution feeling as solid as the next. To some extent though it is difficult to find a stand out track, with 'I don't wanna go there' or 'over it' probably claiming the spot overall. The best moments are the solos in 'Ocean in the way' and 'Said the People'... Oh you just wait!
'Plans' feels like a continuation of songs in the same vein as 'Crumble' with the same eerily watery melodic feel with the divine simplicity of the repeated "I got nothing left to be, do you have some plans for me?" summing up the beautiful melancholy of the opening riff. 'Friends' would feel at home on 'More Light' and that proves Lou Barlow's bass would have made that album even better. I should say, you can hear the bass as well! It felt a bit overpowered by the guitar last time round whereas Farm feels a lot more balanced. Lou's tracks are a very welcome turn from J's style but suprisingly don't add as much to the album as they did on the previous one. This being said, 'Your weather' has a really solid chorus that carries the song to another level only to be anchored by another perfect J mascis solo.
It's difficult not to review this from the angle of drawing comparisons to beyond, but the same goes for enjoying it. Its a step up where one didn't feel possible. Beyond felt like the last Rocky film, you felt like they'd done well and the best they could with it, though it obviously wasn't a Rocky II or a You're Living All Over Me... for want of a better analogy anyways... Really this album just solidifies the notion that is was worth while for Dinosaur to get back together - they've done what most reunited bands couldn't; they've remained creative, impressive and a thrill to listen to.
Buy this album. See them live. Ride the wave of a successful reunion thats just as alive as the day it began.
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