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Give Us a Glimpse of What Yer Not ★★★★ Jag­jaguwar

Since Di­nosaur Jr re­formed in 2005, their records (2007),Sky Farm (2009) Beyon­dand I Bet on (2012) have been var­ied, fit­ting co­das to the noisy, woozy, rock they have laid out since 1984, when they first be­gan sound­track­ing lost hopes and de­sires. Their lat­est is no ex­cep­tion, and in fact, sur­passes the last three. Here they re­fine their vi­sion, par­ing things back to get to the heart of the mat­ter, which, while re­veal­ing trademark fuzzy-jan­gly-slacker sen­si­bil­i­ties, also has an even-greater pen­chant for bril­liant hooks that en­velop J Mas­cis’s inim­itable drawl. The sense of play­ful­ness and loose­ness is pre­sent right from the be­gin­ning – from the melodic, tran­scen­dent through to the epic, lay­ered I Walk for Miles and the ten­der, sway­ingDownLost All Day. del­i­cacy of Be a Goin’ Part and di­nosaurjr.com

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