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You're Living All Over Me

Dinosaur Jr.

1987

You're Living All Over Me

Album Summary

You're Living All Over Me is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. It was released on December 14, 1987, through SST Records. A refinement of the formula introduced on the band's debut album Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me features drawling vocals paired with loud guitars and driving rhythms. The album was well-reviewed upon release, and is now regarded as a high point of American rock in the 1980s.

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3.05

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3801

Genres

  • Indie
  • Rock
  • Grunge
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Do people like this band unironically?

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5

Noisy, thoughtful, and full of energy, this album hits a perfect sweet spot for me. The guitars in particular were so damn good. Looks like I have a new band to dive into.

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5

Amazing album. You can hear the influence on so many diverse genres from shoegaze to grunge. All bangers too and Poledo is such a wild closer.

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I was in a band on e with some guys who were really into D.Jr. and that band suffered from the same issues as D.Jr. does which is that, while the musicality and technical skill are quite impressive, the overall effect is less than enjoyable. In fact, after a few tracks, I found myself just exhausted from following along. There's too much going on, too many time changes and mismatched parts. Again, it's really impressive from a musical standpoint once you stop and pay attention but that same action will leave you just worn out. It's just not an very enjoyable experience.

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5

Really powerful noise with rock solid guitar work. I think I like this general sound all the way.

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Another I'm familiar with, every track's been on my playlist at one point or another. Kinda burnt myself out on this album but i still appreciate the songwriting and shit

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5

Is it perfect? No. Does it try to be? No. Does it hit you like a wall of crushing bricks, with great melodies buried behind the Marshall stacks? YES. Perfect imperfection.

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5

Gran álbum, ya no me acuerdo quién me había recomendado Dinosaur Jr., pero es todo el ruido que SÍ me gusta. "Little Fury Things", "In a Jar" y "Just Like Heaven" mis favs por ahora. "Poledo" se pone de miedo, pero igual gran mood. 10/10

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5

Perturbador do jeitin que eu gosto!!!

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5

Otro de mis discos favoritos. Llevamos una buena racha de buenos discos, después de varias cosas que fueron muy WTF porque están en esta lista, pinche mediocridad.

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5

Roar

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5

Really enjoyed it and will listen to some of their other albums.

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5

Great

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5

Slaps

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5

Favourite band, favourite record of theirs!

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5

It's like the Rosetta Stone for MBV and Nirvana in some ways. Wow.

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5

It's good. In a Jar is probably my favorite.

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5

De naam van de band kende ik van horen, maar nog niet echt bewust naar hun muziek geluisterd. Maar de loeiende gitaren met veel distortion vielen goed in de smaak

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5

Their album Bug had a bigger impact on me back in the day, but this was is also a masterpiece.

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5

who is itttt

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5

Fabulous. Melodic noisy rock, actually tuneful and tasteful. Love it

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5

This was the first Dinosaur Jr record I heard so it set the standard high for their subsequent releases and this remains my favourite album of theirs. It's loud, noisy and it hits hard. It's not a perfect record by any stretch, but it came at a time when alternative music was starting to get attention, pre-grunge, pre-Nirvana and it gave me hope that music was more than pretty faces, pretty songs and pretty boring music. I still listen to this album, a lot and if you do, play it loud, loud LOUD!

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5

If I had a time machine, my priority would be making my 16-year-old self listen to this absolutely masterful recording. After that I'd go back and kill Hitler etc.

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4

un peu violent, pas tout écouté, mais bien dans l'ensemble

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4

tarpit ending is cucumber jonesish

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I was just watching some videos about this era in alternate rock history yesterday, so this feels very appropriate. There's just something about the energy of this album that I really like. The vocals don't blow me away, but I love the guitars and drums. 4/5

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4

I liked it a lot.

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4

Had to give it a few listens. When it works for me, it works well. It feels like just a little bit more "off" and it would be bad, but it holds itself together for me just enough to be likable. Like on songs "Knacked" and "Sludgefest". The delivery on some songs like around 1 min+ on "Little Fury Things" is rough. But in general, I like the garage-lofi-distortion-noise onslaught. I'll have to dig into them a little more.

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4

Ahead of it's time, preceding much of the sound of the 90s. Only reference points from that time I can think of are The Meat Puppets and some of the more melodic songs by Sonic Youth where Thurston sings. Both bands also on SST at the time. Odd ending to the album feeling cut off.

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4

One of the greatest indie guitarist

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Messy raucous noise rock drenched in squalls of feedback. I can definitely see this won't be to everyone's taste, but I dig it. Can certainly hear the influence it had on shoegaze... Fave track - "Little Fury Things", for sure.

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4

This is one those bands that I've known about for ages but never really gotten around to actually listening to it. Now I did and found that this is some enjoyable alt/noise/indie kind of thing. Nice melodies and lots of fuzz'n'overdrive.

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4

Nice, echter Kracher im letzten Stück

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4

Pues chido, o sea las primeras canciones me la pasé bien, pero luego ya fue un poco como lo mismo y terminé algo aburrido.

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4

Raggedy, smart, and ahead of the curve

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4

I enjoyed this. Early grunge, good noise.

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4

Around the same time that Sonic Youth was transitioning from no-wave experimental rock to noisy alt rock, Dinosaur Jr. was in full-force with this second studio album. It's a tidal wave of sound and distortion, as the guitars sweep you away while the drums keep time. It's almost a comforting kind of noise, opposed to the dark and haunting noise of Sonic Youth. One if the big problems with the metaphorical wave of sound though is that it tends to wash over you and get a little same-y. The obvious differentiator though is Poledo, a bizzare sound collage mixed with a heavily-degraded tape recording of a simple folk song that closes the album. Crazy! Overall definitely worth the listen for the overall tone being presented.

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4

Rough gut aber wirklich auffallend schlecht gesungen

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Erreicht mich Jahrzehnte zu spät, aber cool!

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I loved this album: very pre-grunge era rock which sounds kind of like early Nirvana, got great beats to it and the heavily distorted guitars make my lil heart sing. Can't give it five stars because as a whole album, I don't think the songs fit together as well as they could have.

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4

Crunchy distorted guitars and crazy vocals. I love this. Will listen again. The cure cover is amazing and hilarious.

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4

Like the band a lot, I love the vocal style and instrumentation. Wouldnt recommend the album to everyone though

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4

Very metally lol. Couldn’t understand most of the lyrics but liked the music

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Sasvim dobar album. Odlična gitara, tu je i Lou Barlow meni jedan od najdražih lo-fi artista. Volim ovakvu vrstu glazbe, podsjeća na Sonic Youth u valovima. Prve tri pjesme su super. Odlično zaredano. Nema mnogo pjesama na albumu što više cijenim nego da nabriju do ibera album sa nekim lako skipanim pjesmama. Sve u svemu jedan jako dobar album.

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4

Great album

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4

This was surprisingly good. Strong hard rock, metal and grunge vibes (Nirvana pretty much copied Dinosaur Jr’s sound). ‘Poledo’ sucks and feels like an afterthought, but the rest of the album rocks. Good stuff.

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4

Really good. A bit noisy and annoying at times, but mostly has a lot of good melodies and good songs

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4

Good to listen to when you want to punch someone in the throat 10/10.

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4

Damn this is a good album I've listened to it before probably 5 times or so and it never really grabbed me....until this time. Great melodies, great songs and I love the Cure cover. O found the thin sounding production but this time I could listen beyond it. So close to a 5 but ultimately a strong 4 🌟

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4

Interesting. Little Fury Things is an excellent opening track.

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4

I know of these guys but I've never actually listened to them. Indie darlings AFAIK. Baseline 3/5. Ok, I was NOT expecting this to rule. haha. It starts out sounding like my bloody valentine-type shoegaze-y pus, then from "sludgefeast" (best track by far) onwards it fucken smokes. Big fuzzy guitars, thick tones, drummer not afraid to venture beyond the snare, songwriting a fun mix of indie and doomy rock. It's also satisfying in a cynical way to hear an OG indie band so obviously influenced by old school heavy metal when so many latter-day indie/alternative bands (who ripped these guys off) wouldn't be seen dead listening to metal, lol. Buuuuut, two things hold this album back: the track ordering is dumb (the first 2 songs are a *fucking* slow start), and old mate *really* can't sing. Thankfully he doesn't try to much either, but still. Wouldn't have hurt to get someone on the level of whoever sang for the Lemonheads, or soul asylum etc. Fuck, Mark Lanegan could've made this amazing. That being said, it's good enough otherwise anyway to get a 4/5.

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El álbum me ha flipado, algunas guitarras suenan genial, juegan mucho con el concepto de ruido y pedales de guitarra q no son tan comunes, el cover de the cure me ha gustado tb mucho además de q el corte a la mitad de la canción me ha sorprendido mazo, al final me he guardado más de medio álbum en la biblioteca. BT: Little Fury Things (1) Sludgefeast (3) The Lung (4) Raisans (5) In a Jar (7) Just like heaven (10)

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4

This album was 50/50 for me. 50% great songs and 50% not so good. The good ones were really enjoyable though. And their cover of Just Like Heaven was pretty great.

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4

Not bad at all, noisy but in a good way

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Would have been five stars if it wasn’t for his voice.

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4

Really excellent stuff.

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4

Crazy this came out in 87... so good

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4

Alt rock of old

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I had low expectations for this. I was anticipating something grungy & dull, especially since one of the members founded Sebadoh right after this release. But I changed my mind after I got slapped in the face by the first thirty seconds Little Furry Things. Their sound is driving, noisy and guitar-obsessed. Even though the vocals can be a bit run-of-the-mill at times, J Mascis guitar work is fresh and always in your face.

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4

Don't like Poledo, but the rest of this album is an awesome, fuzzy romp. J Mascis is a guitar genius. I also love Lee Ranaldo's contribution on Little Fury Things.

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4

This was a surprisingly good album. I will certainly be listening to this again!

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3,5; closer to 4

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I love hearing this in more detail, though it sounds at time like it was recorded underwater. The template is here right from the start. Blazing and punky, and yet melodic. Mascis gets away with so much thanks to the weirdly-working mix of the searing solos and slacker vocals. I had no idea that the Cure cover went so far back. The strangeness of Poledo is a nice add. How Kracked sets up Green Mind songs. What rough and hot and sweet playing.

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Already listened

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I like it, it needed a couple of listens to process. A nice mix of styles and songwriting, although no one or two songs stood out. I'll be revisiting this one

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4

Solid album. A good variety of songs.

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05/06/22

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A decade before Blink’s debut and you see pop punk in its infancy. Raw production, a tad too long, and singing could be better, but a good rock album overall.

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Post-punk noise pop with gnarly guitars and whining vocals. Solid (7/10) FT: Little Fury Things, Just Like Heaven

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I always forget about Dinosaur Jr 🦕 Great pre-grunge band, totally doesn't sound like 1987.

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Vraiment aimé ça, clairement un album qui a eu un gros imapct sur la scène grunge et alternative en général. Définitivement à réécouter.

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Grunge is solidly my least favorite genre in this list so far, and that makes the middle of this record drag a little bit for me. It's the kind of music I can imagine hearing in a small venue, but not by a band I would likely go out to see. Yet it stays loud and stays good: Dinosaur Jr. do their thing better than many of their genre contemporaries, even if the guitar tone is nothing to write home about. As YLAOM is to that mentioned show, Poledo is to listening to a cheap CD player. That's what convinced me of the project's merit in the end: Putting that song on a ukulele takes some doing.

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Dinosaur Sr did it better

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decent. better version of peter frampton than peter frampton does.

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4

A compelling and endlessly interesting. On first listen you can get bogged down in the noise and dissonance, but every song has an interesting melodic line that shines through on subsequent listen. The noise is always there to keep things tense and never allow you te get overly comfortable because you never know when the beautiful will give way to to the sinister. It took me a few listens to appreciate the tension and release of the music on this album, but now I'm all in. 4.5 stars

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Great songs and guitar tone. Willfully sloppy in places but I can't get behind the Lou section at the end. Obviously improved by the inclusion of the 'Just Like Heaven' cover.

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Excited for this one, Dinosaur Jr. is the band I like but don't know much about. Their album "Without a sound" is in my rotation. With Feel the pain being the biggest song I know. Crazy to think these bands were doing this way before we found them... I had to do some research, Just like heaven was added later, this album originally released in '87 the same year The Cure put out the song. This album was re released later with the track added. Robert Smith, according to Wikipedia called this his favorite cover of the song and it even influenced how they play it live. Very cool. Album added to my favorites.

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I liked it, cool punk rock project. Will probably not relisten, but I might check out the artist because of how I liked it. Favorite song Sludgefest, overall 6/8.

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Good stuff. I like later Dinosaur Jr more, but this is good if for nothing other than the Cure cover.

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It was okay sort of the standard alternative sound of that era

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Not their best, but gnarly in parts

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I can see their influence but I didn’t enjoy.

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Coincidentally these guys just released a new album this week that I listened to. I liked this one more - it was a bit more raw. Some good moments, some smart lyrics, some tasty guitar licks, but overall a slog for me. It's a fairly consistent onslaught of a sound I don't appreciate that much.

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Not bad. Lots of mixing of punk, shoegaze, alt rock. I enjoyed the variety

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Very unique with its vocals and rhythms

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Don't get the hype around this one. But it's alright. 6-7/10

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Das genre passt, die musik passt, aber iwie fehlt was besonderes. 3

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I liked this one quite a bit more than the last album of theirs that this last had me listen to ("Bug"), but it still strikes me as a decent album hiding under a mess of screaming and distortion, sprinkled apparently randomly over the tracks

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J.Mascis' stunning ability to sling an axe is legendary...But of course, music isn't all guitars. Highlight: Sludgefeast, In A Jar Lolite: Tarpit

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Ist mir neulich erst wieder bewusst geworden, was für ne große Nummer die im US-Indierock waren/sind, highly influential und so - gerade auch mit diesem Album. Für sich betrachtet jedenfalls gefällt mir super, was Mascis da mit dem Sound macht (und es war ja er, der alles vorgegeben hat); bisschen mehr von dem was Barlow da gegen Ende dazusteuert wäre mir aber noch lieber gewesen weil: mehr Abwechslung. The Lung hör ich mir jedenfalls immer wieder gern an (play the fuckin hits!), der Rest verschwimmt bisschen in der großen Wolke von 80er/90er US-Posthardcore-Indie (die sie maßgeblich selbst in den Himmel gezaubert haben, I know). 3,4

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Wie schön, dass ich meine zaghaften Versuche mit J.Mascis warm zu werden wiederholen kann. 1996 war ich völlig verliebt in ein straight edge Mädel, das deutlich älter war als ich und mir unter anderem Fugazi nahebrachte; mittelbar wurde über die Distanz hinweg „Forget the Swan“ zu unserem Song, was sie jedoch nie erfahren hat. Sei‘s drum. Trotz aller Starthilfe, Faible für komische Gesangstimmen, DIY Charme und und und wurden Dinosaur Jr. nicht zu Lieblingen. Auch jetzt ist’s Fremdeln überdeutlich, aber alleine die Song-Architektur beweist mir Track für Track, dass die Auseinandersetzung hier noch lange nicht abgeschlossen ist. Lern- und Ausbaufähige 3.4

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Kolejny dinozaurowy albumik, ostatni calkiem niedawno byl, a tu dropi kolejny i to jeszcze protoplasta buga, a wiec znowu klimaty noisowego rokowania wchodza ostro po kablach, ale tym razem nie tak przekombinowanego, jest to o wiele prostszy albumik pod wzgledem lirycznym, juz nie ma 40 zwrotkowych litanni, tylko bardziej tradycyjne dzielenie kawalkow na zwrotki, ba nawet z refrenami, wiec jest bardziej normalna pod tym wzgledem, slychac szukanie brzmienia ktore jeszcze nie jest tak bardzo w twarz jak na bugu, najbardziej ciekawym trakiem dla mnie byl najdluzszy z plyty poledo ktory wykorzystuje liczne sample i calkowicie zmienia tempo prowadzone na reszcie albumu, ciezko wylowic z niego kontent liryczny, bo cuda sie dzieja na produkcji i przy tym ukulele, ale jest to ten styl lirykowania do jakiego bylem przyzwyczajony z buga, czyli litania rzeczy dziwnych i dziwniejszych, calosciowo przyjemniej mi sie sluchalo niz poprzedniej, albo raczej nastepnej plyty, dlatego gwiazdkowo leci w gore o oczko, no i 3 plejkowe songi sie znalazly, a nie tylko jedna, wspomiane poledo, openingowy little fury things i in the jar, za swoja gitarkowa oprawe, warto tez dodac ze ostatni trak just like heaven, to cover the cure, ktory pewnie jeszcze sie tu pojawia

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3

The band that early counting crows wanted to be, didn’t mind it

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didnt listen

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loved without a sound. the others sound like worse versions of that album to me.

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3

Fine album, not my favourite from Dinosaur Jr.

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3

Pretty alright. Still subpar to other grunge or shoegazing bands.

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3

love the style, hate the voice

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3

This album's got some great sounds and it's very well paced, but no particular track stood out to me.

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3

Versatility of sounds. Appreciable commitment to the hard rock sound. Interesting use of white noise. Singer's unorthodox vocals may turn off listeners. The last track and the acoustic track remain in my memory.

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3

Never been able to get into Dinosaur Jr. Def appreciate the influence on grunge, 90s alternative, and maybe even early 00s stuff like White Stripes and Strokes. But just kind of feels like you had to catch them in their time to really dig it.

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3

Nice alert to a band I've been meaning to jump into. They're on my radar now.

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3

Solid but very repetitive. apple music is still acting up.

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Definitely enjoyed the energy... it reminds me of Death Cab live when they become an unhinged noisy full bore rock band. I'm not as big of a fan of the mumble lyrics, which are solid when you read (or can understand them). There's not enough melody to hold me, but Raisans and Tarpit are strong. The angry Just Like Heaven cover is also highly entertaining.

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3

It's in the same genre as Radiohead, Stone Roses. Some really good songs. No real breakouts. Interesting to hear their cover of the Cure.

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3

A grower and a good cover of Just Like Heaven.

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3

Grunge

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A little too noise rock-y for my tastes. I liked the Cure cover though

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3

not much to day, it's fine but yet another middle of the road rock album

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Here's the thing about american rock in the 80s. lots of it sucks. but at least it has an edge. Brit rock of the era is so polished its boring. Little Fury Things is exhibit A of why American rock at least had something interesting when it sounded about. The Kracked is a great punk track with a psychedelic guitar solo. The Lung is like listening to proto-Nirvana. Poledo is a great time. Good cover of Just Like Heaven for the reissue closer.

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3

Some songs rock harder than I expected

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3

The beginnings of something for sure. 2.8. No one song grabbed me but the album as a whole was descent.

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M'a fait mal à la tête

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Rocky

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3

I like Dinosaur Jr, though I hadn’t this album previously, but their albums all feel much of a muchness to me, but some albums have more tunes than others. I felt this was one of the others.

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3

Always a bit too noisy for me

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Well that was certainly an impressive onslaught of guitars and noise. I think they even outdid the noise meisters Sonic Youth on this album. However, I prefer their latter day work that is more melodic, check out J Mascis' later solo works like his cover of Fade Into You or the beautiful ditties such as Me Again or Wide Awake for a completely different sound.

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3

I'm doing my best to be open minded towards noise but still can't get north of 3.

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3

nice experimental rock, interesting noises and guitar, I enjoyed it

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J.Mascis' stunning ability to sling an axe is legendary...But of course, music isn't all guitars. Highlight: Sludgefeast, In A Jar Lolite: Tarpit

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3

Alternative Rock that's a bit too "hard" for me but is tolerable. Definitely seems to be "ahead" of its time, sounding more like the late 90s/early 2000s alternative rock

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3

6/10. I don't dislike it, but I don't get what makes it so great.

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Cet album de Dinosaur JR démarrait de la meilleure des manières. Les riffs étaient exceptionnels, et la prestation du chanteur pleine d'entrain. Seulement, le côté familial de Dinosaur a rapidement repris le dessus. Vous n'êtes en effet pas sans savoir que Dinosaur JR est le fils de T-rex. Comme son père, Dinosaur JR va complétement vriller sur la fin de l'album, dévorant une proie passant par là sans lui laisser la moindre chance de survie. Etait-ce vraiment nécessaire?

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Pour ceux qui seraient passés à côté de l'information, Dinosaur Jr. est le fils de T.Rex (un peu à la manière de Mike Ladd qui est le fils de Robert Dimery). Cet album met d'ailleurs en scène l'accouchement de la femelle T. Rex ainsi que les premiers pas de Dinosaur Jr. Si les trois-quarts du projet nous offre un tableau très mignon de la relation entre nos amis sauropsides, celui-ci va finalement s'assombrir lorsque la maman T. Rex va montrer à bébé dino comment broyer la gorge d'innocents Diplodocus. On s'en serait encore une fois bien passé.

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Loud and cranky.

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One of those late 80s/early 90s alt rock bands I probably would've listened to a lot if I was born 10-15 years earlier, but I wasn't, so I've hardly listened to them at all. I'm a fan of the grungey-but-melodic-at-the same-time aesthetic and really enjoyed this on first listen. But when I gave it another go it had lost some of its lustre. Maybe a bit too basic to enjoy repeatedly? Or just mood-dependent?

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middle of the road alt rock. I guess it should get some credit for having a clear mid-90s sound in the late 80's and likely contributing to the development of said sound.

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Yes this is pretty good. At the point where they dialled back the pure noise and started to really foreground songwriting and melodies, the first of a five or so album Imperial Period. It's that good that the cover of the Cure feels like an afterthought rather than a commercial imperative, a bit like It's a Shame About Ray has no need of Mrs Robinson. Was clearly a thing at the time though, unlikely grunge covers.

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Genre: Noise Rock 3/5 A first for me: a record so loud and intense that I had to take a break halfway through. I listen to music at a louder volume than most, and this was the first album in a while where the noise levels reached a capacity that was just too much for me to take. Kind of wild, all things considered. I listen to a lot of shit, so this was quite the experience. Dinosaur Jr.'s You're Living All Over Me, an experiment in raw, dissonant, and abrasive rock, rides the sonic line between beautiful and nauseating. Alt rock melodies become overtaken by monstrous, powerful rips, sending shrieks and whines up and down the mix, providing a listening experience that is quite unique. The sonic aggressiveness that is this album is hard to anticipate, and sometimes becomes overbearing as the songs progress. Tracks like Tarpit become near inaudible behind guitar squeals and screeches, this album's version of an instrumental break. The first 4 songs, essentially the A-side, is a total barrage of noise, and proves quite overwhelming at times. While I give it props for making me feel a way I don't normally feel while listening to music, I don't necessarily know if it's a feeling I'd like to replicate. I can see why this is such a hit for some people, there are a lot of folks out there who obsess over this sort of near-avant rock, but this is an album I don't think I can listen to very often. A very interesting project overall, and one that feels more essential it sounds, but take heed.

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3 1/2

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Steady away, quite fun with a few heavier tracks

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This was good, but not great. I feel that Nirvana pulled some inspiration from Dino Jr.

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What a joy to listen to! The fuzzy guitar tones and feedback, the smashing drums; I felt like I was back in junior high, doing whip-its and hanging with friends. I listened to this 3 times in full, fav song: Sludgefeast

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3

Started off good, but third track in had whiny vocals.

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3

Good

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the prehistory of sludge

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A really great album of forgettable songs.

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1987: Little Fury Things, The Lung

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Album curto, não gostei muito do tipo de rock e o cantor me fez duvidar de sua habilidade em cantar

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Some interesting parts

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Rocky and a bit screamo

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4.5

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didnt stick

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Had promise but for me didn't deliver.

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not really their best.

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Not really my kinda grunge. Bit shouty. (Am I old?)

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ok 4.5

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I quite liked the raw, grunge feel to it but nothing really stood out.

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Nah. Too angry. Too chaotic. Not interesting enough. There were a couple of nice shreds and riffs, but it wasn't nearly enough. And they completely butchered Just Like Heaven. As far as covers go, that was absolutely horrible.

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I can appreciate an album that is trying to stir up some emotion, but I just did not enjoy it.

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Not the worst thing I've ever heard but I'm not really that impressed

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It was a decent album until the penultimate song, which I had to skip... completely ruined the album for me

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Noise

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Really not my thing, I've heard of Dinosaur Jr. before and went in with high hopes - they were quickly and efficiently dashed.

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Bit too whiney are roary for my liking

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Post punk sound

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Didn't care for it

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Like a bad Foo Fighters. Nothing special.

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Just fine, hard to listen...

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Önnur plata með þeim!! Í alvöru?! O jæja, þessi byrjar betur. Fjölbreyttari hljóðheimur en á hinni, en ekki minn tebolli. Og söngvarinn er oft falskur. Lokalagið, Just like heaven, bjargar miklu. Ekki botninn, en ætla ekki að hlusta aftur.

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2.5 A few cool tracks but boring overall, a Little bit weird also

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p564. 1987. 2 stars. Prototype grunge. Nirvana meets Black Sabbath but without the songs or talent. The vocalist can't sing, and they do enjoy their feedback and squealing guitars, so its a bit harsh on the ears. There is also an unhealthy degree of weirdness (Poledo) and hard rock wankage. On the plus side, they do keep it short. Perfectly acceptable of its type, and probably on the list because of its influence rather than its quality, but points deducted for wankage and the vocals. Wouldn't listen to it again.

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Poco memorable

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Some good moments

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Pretty groovy but the only memorable record was the cure cover.

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Ok- album. Dårlig cover av just like heaven, men den va visst bonustrack, så skal la da passera. Et par bra element her og der. Gøy med abrupte avslutninga på poledo og just like heaven. Albumet hørres ut som rockealbumene til Radiohead hvis man støvsuge mens man hørre på da

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kjedelig og dårlig versjon av just like heaven

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Alternativ 80’er noise rock, et pr ok numre, ellers ikke min kop te

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Tried a few times with theses and have never got on with them. It’s me not you.

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Meh.

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The best thing about this album is that it's relatively short. I can't stand J Mascis' whiny voice and I hate the muddled production. Some of the guitar playing is pretty good, but overall this is a no for me. 2 stars.

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Wikipedia says this “is now regarded as a high point of American rock in the 1980s”. Tough decade… Pre-grunge noise. A poor cousin to Minneapolis band Soul Asylum. Poor cousin? Actually destitute…

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I never really could get into the sludgy stuff. This is one of those albums I've tried to get to love through repeated listening but it just doesn't do it for me. 2.5/5 stars

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a torturous experience. sitting through this makes me feel less bad for skipping the other dinosaur jr album on this list (did we really need 2?)

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shit, its like mediocre and then at some parts it sounds like a construction crew walked into the studio, not a fan

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This started off as a four based on the year and how influential I could tell it was on the grunge scene that was about to emerge. But the more I listened the lower the score got, god is this unpleasant on the ears.

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franchement aucun intéret dans cette musique mal chanté

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This was pretty bad. Singing was drony, instruments all over the place, it was noise

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Loses a mark for butchering the cure

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I didn't like it. It sounded like a bunch of noise, not music.

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Not for me

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Nope, didn’t like that. Tuneless singing and similar sounding tracks. Wouldn’t listen again *

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- WHAT

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crap. awful. couldn't manage to get all the way through

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Eh. Pretty much garbarge.

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I didn't enjoy this at all, I couldn't even finish it. 1/5 stars.

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“Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine has named the album, among others, as an influence for his band's seminal You Made Me Realise EP.” What an accolade *rolls eyes*.

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Typical generic punk rock,very boring

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Not for me.

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Very meh

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Not for me.

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These fuckers couldn't even do a decent cover version of a Cure song.

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nah

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OK, going to try doing live thoughts today: Track one - A lot of screaming to open this album. OK, there is the singer. He sounds... he sounds like he isn't a good singer. Like seriously this is like 4th of July karaoke. Here come the guitars again, it is just off putting. Track two - Yep this guy just can't sing. More annoying guitars. OK, I can't do this anymore... Is this just on this list because it was so different from popular music of it's time? Like how does that make it essential? Because it influenced others? And so I need that context to understand great music? There just doesn't seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason right now to some of these albums. Track three - The vocals still SUCK, but the music I am starting to understand a little bit. Nope nevermind, they went off the deep end. Man, just when I thought we were getting somewhere. Track four - Whatever Track five - Maybe we are starting to get somewhere. This sounds like a song that may have commercial appeal, which is actually more than I can say about the others. Track six - I like the rhythm and guitars and drums in this song, but man the vocals... And now we're spamming the whammy bar again and just making noise. Fuck this song. It feels like track three all over again. Track seven - What is this? How did it get on this album? Sounds nothing like the other songs. Track eight to the end - Nope. Sorry. I'm done. Overall, I think the word that sums this up is raw and annoying. There are pieces here. Snippets that would lay the foundation for the alternative we got in the 90s, but there was just so much other shit to wade through to find it. This guy cannot sing. Like at all. And it is distracting as fuck to try and get through him doing it on this album.

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Malo

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