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    Rossifumi
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    I discovered Dinosaur Jr as part of growing up through the UK Indie scene in the late eighties early nineties. I have 4 of the albums (Bug, Green Mind, Where You Been and Witout a Sound). What I am wondering, as I like those so much, is why they rarely get mentioned here. Obviously I haven’t researched enough, and it may be down to difficulties of getting hold of them in the UK, but I hadn’t heard of what are being described as ‘legendary’ first albums.
    Where You Been is in my all time top 5 by any artist, how does it stack up to the earlier You’re Living All Over Me?

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    andyfest
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    Where You Been is my personal favorite. It’s my favorite album by an artist, ever. You’re Living All Over Me is a classic and, I would say, more influential than any of Dino’s other albums. It sounds more like Bug than any of the others you have but I find it’s a bit more experimental and unique. I think YLAOM is considered by most critics to be one of the quintisential albums of the late 80s/early 90s grunge/punk scene.

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    SG
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    I think all of Dino/J`s albums get equal talk on this board :) I like all of them though Without A Sound is the my least favorite though I would`nt say it`s as bad as some people think.Some people don`t care for Where You Been on up for being some sort of sell outs but that`s bullshit.The first 3 albums are important to the underground `80s rock scene and certainly inspired many many bands.
    My fave is Bug 8)

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    bob
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    I love Without a sound but I’m a special case because it was my first.

    anyway, you’ll like YLAOM if you like those other 4. get the reissue in march :)

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    SG
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    Yeah,usually the first album you get by an artist is usually your favorite most times.

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    bob
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    "SG" wrote:
    Yeah,usually the first album you get by an artist is usually your favorite most times.

    It was my favourite for a long time but then I had to say YLAOM. Bug was my favorite for awhile too.

    This brings up the interesting question of how much what you read and other people’s opinion’s influence your taste. I mean if I didn’t read how important and exciting and influential YLAOM is would I still like Without a Sound the most. And if I didn’t know that others thought WaS was weak would it be in my top five of all time list? Interesting points to ponder but really hard to know for sure.

    I found WaS in a cut out bin and really didn’t know anything about Indie Rock when I was in 9th grade so It’s kind of a life changing album for me and Dinosaur Jr was the gateway for discovering great bands and defining my musical taste.

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    crazycloud
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    i think this is all part of a government sponsered mind control experiment geared towards the grunge orientated crowd… like the bermuda triangle of 1992 and shit… like that part on that one movie…. i forget… ahhh repulsion… crispy… mmmmm…. delicous ….

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    AGAP
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    I don’t think people writing how influential a disc is influences people to any huge degree…YLAOM & Dinosaur are very influential as SG stated & I love them both, but my fav is Bug…always will be :!:

    Although, I can’t wait to receive my reissues, my Bug is so muddy…over the years it’s been bathed in milk, used as a coaster…not me :twisted:& numerous other careless accidents with it …have to turn it up to insane levels to get anywhere near the volume it deserves… :idea:

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