The second EAP release, while a sensible pairing, underwhelms.
The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.
US: 21 Apr 2012
UK: 21 Apr 2012
The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr. is an excellent idea and had a genuine shot at succeeding considering Dinosaur Jr.‘s not-so-subtly masked new wave influences. Unfortunately, this collaboration between Dinosaur Jr. frontman, J. Mascis, and Built to Spill bassist Brett Nelson re-dress these songs in the worst ways. It’s an oddity release, to be sure, and perfectly suited for its Record Store Day premier, but that it never really takes on a life of its own is definitely a disappointment. There was honest potential for this to be a left-field success but by draining all the songs of their energy and making them sound dated instead of timeless, it just doesn’t work. Fortunately, the songs themselves do prove to (still) be good enough to keep the listener at least somewhat entertained for the duration.
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