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September 27, 2000 at 2:42 am #42996
I didn’t post this yesterday cause I figured somebody would get to it, but CMJ reviewed More Light yesterday, September 25. Go to http://www.cmjmusic.com, then click on one of today’s reviews. From the next screen, you should see More Light on the right in the recent reviews list. It’s a short one but the first I seen so far. It was mostly positive, the only negative being them saying he hasn’t changed his sound much but that it’s been long enough to be missed. The most interesting part of it was the mention of piano sounds to push along riffs. Can anyone who’s heard the songs elaborate on what this means? I’ve only heard Where’d You Go and All the Girls (on mp3 and radio, respectively) and didn’t notice piano. And speaking of radio, I live in Philly and the station who played J and Fog is Y100, the local "modern rock" station. But they played All the Girls, not where’d You Go. I like All the Girls better so that’s cool with me. Thought it was catchier and had a cool weird guitar part I wish he’d have used more of on the song.
[This message has been edited by momo (edited September 26, 2000).]September 27, 2000 at 1:26 pm #53983
Seems nostalgia for the 1990s is kicking in before the year 2000 is even over — a sure sign of just how quickly we are consuming our own culture. Such pining for the recent past is evident on More Light, an album that exudes a comfortable retro vibe, even though it’s barely been four years since J Mascis disbanded indie-rock staple Dinosaur Jr. Simply put, this is the best thing the reclusive Mascis has put his name to since Dino Jr.’s classic Green Mind. It features all the trademarks that made the band so great: Mascis’s fuzzed-out guitars, croaking vocals and anxiety-ridden lyrics. Added to the mix is the intelligent use of keyboards, which push the riffs along rather than becoming a focal point. Mascis also proves that he is still one of the best and most underrated guitarists in rock, with his sludgy riffing, and squealing, Neil Young-inspired solos. The songwriting throughout is strong, especially on the two tracks bookending the album, "Same Day" and "More Light," both of which stand up against anything in Dinosaur’s back catalog. On More Light, Mascis doesn’t stray far from his signature sound, but when you are as good as he is, you don’t need to. Listening to this album is like catching up with an old friend.
For Fans Of:
BUILT TO SPILL, DINOSAUR JR, NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE
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