Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, January 4, 2013

DINOSAUR JR. / I Bet On Sky [2012]

3 albums into their "reunion" Dinosaur Jr. show no signs of throwing in the towel, as they confidently display on 2012's near-melancholy I Bet On Sky.
They may have turned down the distortion a bit and took the tempos down a few notches on this album but not in the "aging pussies" sort of way.  Instead it's a graceful change of pace that showcases the groups knack for writing wonderful melodies and using grungy textures that could only be their own.  It probably won't win any new fans but the already established ones will be pleased with this record and the inevitable ones to follow.  

3½ searches for light out of 5

Songs Of Note: Almost FareRode

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