Monday, April 11, 2011

J Mascis - Several Shades Of Why

J Mascis has just released his first solo studio album on Sub Pop Records. Known mostly as the singer songwriter for Dinosaur Jr but some of you may be familiar with his drumming for Deep Wound, Witch and Upsidedown Cross. This is an intimate album of mainly stripped back acoustic songs, not usually the type of music I listen to but any fan of Dinosaur Jr is not going to be disappointed here. J seems to be at the top of his game lately with Dinosaur Jr's last album being one of their best so far and now this incredible solo record. I already know for sure that this will be in my best of 2011 list. The LP comes on purple vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, Marq Spusta's artwork is just perfect.

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