You're Living All Over Me [CASSETTE]
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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.Read more ›
But this 2005 remaster from Merge records is another victim of the 'Loudness Wars'. The 1987 CD release of this album on SST has lots of dynamics, quiet bits are quiet, loud bits are loud (how it should be).
With this version, everything is aggressively dynamically compressed (so the quiet bits are almost as loud as the loud bits). The result is harsh and nasty; a disgrace to the band and the album.
I've taken a screenshot of a track from each version in a sound-editing package so you can see what I mean: i.imgur.com/KkSUkeS.png
Please also check the Dynamic Range Database.
Original 1987 version: dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/27462
This 2005 version: dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/48417
Please, don't waste your money on this version.
'Little Furry Things' is a classic. It draws you in immediately from the distorted waves of guitar through to the sublime chorus. They have not sounded like this ever again. 'Kracked' is slightly edgier but transforms into a tuneful thing of beauty for the last half of the track. 'Sludgefeast' is just that. It's down, low and dirty but also again very catchy. Just with these 3 tracks the band show how diverse they can be while sounding completely unique. 'The Lung' continues the angular-yet-catchy remit well. But with 'Raisins' we get an almost-single. What a completely unbeatable song. Great chorus, perfect lead. 'Tarpit' is similar to 'The Lung' but is still very good. 'In A Jar' is merely ok really as nothing of great interest happens to beat what has gone before. 'Lose' is the weakest track on the album as it is quite average and has nothing to make you want to listen again. 'Poledo' however is great. Half of the track is a very lo-fi, shoe-gazy strum and sing acoustic, and the last half is some truly creepy walls of sound. Another left-fielder from DJ. The cover of Peter Frampton's 'Show Me The Way' is excellent. It's a great song anyway but also feels right in DJ's grungey hands.
A favourite of mine but not my complete favourite.Read more ›
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In my opinion this is Dinosaur Jr at their best, I rate Freak Scene as my favourite song but i think this is a more complete album than Bug. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Scott MacGregor
The finest sludge rock guitar album ever. Sounds like it was recorded in a cave, by cavemen, who just happen to be geniuses. Astonishingly loud and unique guitar MusicPublished on 25 Oct. 2012 by Mrs. Katherine Jane Gibson
Don't worry if you don't like this album on your first listening, it happened to me. If you give it a chance (or two), you might find out how emotionally resonant Dinosaur Jr. Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2012 by lucy.sunshine
First I think it is weird, that this is the first review on Amazon.
Dinosaur Jr. is a great band, and I really enjoy their music. Read more
This album was released in 1987, which was not exactly the era of heavy guitars. The album packs considerable wallop and a great guitar sound. Read morePublished on 24 April 2010 by klaher
Both a defining moment in slacker, 80s indie culture, with it's blend of hardcore punk and mumblecore lyrical sentiment, and a virtual blueprint for the Seattle grunge scene;... Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2010 by J. Jenkins
A Dinosaur Jr masterpiece. In my opinion You're Living All Over Me contains some of Dinosaur Jr's best work ever. Little Furry Things, In a Jar, Raisans, Sludgefest.... Read morePublished on 8 Sept. 2008 by M. Botham
There's something about this album that speaks to me, and I'm not alone I gather. Dinosaur Jr.'s second album is the very definition of a gem. Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2007 by D. Hamilton-Smith