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Promising but not there yet
on 10 February 2000
Green Mind is the major label precursor to what many people believe is the quintessential slacker rock album, their 1993 cd Where You Been.
In a time when Nirvana were getting angry and Pearl Jam were getting whiny, Dinosaur Jr never refrained from dropping out.
Green Mind is a pleasing blend of laid back alternative rock with folk crossover. The stand out tracks are the electric 'How did you pin that one on me' and the maudlin 'Puke and Cry'. With this CD, the ever eclectic J Mascis shows that he has the potential to rock you to your very roots and still soothe you to sleep afterwards.
The CD is let down by the fact that the rock never quite rocks hard enough, however, as an introduction to a fine band that provided inspiration for much of the current US left field rock scene, this album is A OK. Although the CD will never reach the classic status of the now sadly deleted 'Where You Been' at mid price it is a must, this will never disappoint as it is slacker rock and never raises expectations.
Listen, like it and wear baggy T shirts a lot.