Dinosaur Jr – Farm (9/10)


‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is the order of the day on Dinosaur Jr’s second post-reformation album. White-haired, bespectacled J. Mascis sticks to doing what he does best, whether croaking away into the mic or soloing in his singular indie shredding style.

What really makes this a great record is the quality of songs like Pieces, Ocean In The Way, and the epic Plans. There are no dud tracks here at all, just the same irresistible tunes, slacker vocals and noisy guitar wig outs that made Where You Been and Green Mind breakthrough albums back in the halcyon days of alt rock. Party like it’s 1991!