Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky
- Ryan Drever
- 17 August 2012
Charming, messy and catchy album showcases band’s melodic prowess
(Play It Again Sam)
With bassist Lou Barlow’s one-time rival unit Sebadoh wriggling back out of the woodwork and axemaster J Mascis embarking on further solo efforts, you could be forgiven for thinking that another Dinosaur Jr. album was pretty low down on the band’s collective to do list. But thankfully it’s not. Just when you might have worried they’ve run out of steam, they produce an album as charming, messy and catchy as I Bet On Sky. Bearing some resemblance to the less erratic work in their latter day catalogue, for example, the likes of Green Mind, these ten tracks are solid examples of the band’s melodic prowess with plenty of solos to boot.