Do people like this band unironically?
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.
Do people like this band unironically?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Really powerful noise with rock solid guitar work. I think I like this general sound all the way.
It's like the Rosetta Stone for MBV and Nirvana in some ways. Wow.
Fabulous. Melodic noisy rock, actually tuneful and tasteful. Love it
Loud, noisy, crazy, but absolutely excellent. It's raw and unclean and perfectly unashamed about this fact. To me the first half of the album is the strongest, but it was still excellent all the way through. I really liked this a lot and will come back to it. Favourite: Sludgefeast
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
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
Perturbador do jeitin que eu gosto!!!
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.
Really enjoyed it and will listen to some of their other albums.
Favourite band, favourite record of theirs!
It's good. In a Jar is probably my favorite.
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
Their album Bug had a bigger impact on me back in the day, but this was is also a masterpiece.
who is itttt
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!
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.
Un gran disco de una banda influyente del grunge, un sonido muy particular que esta entre los 80 y los 90, uno de los temas que me gusto más es The Lung.
Loved this one. Great guitar work all over it. You can also hear the roots of late nineties to mid 00s emo/screamo/indie rock bands on an album like this. Closing it out with a cheeky The Cure cover is the cherry on top of this one.
Classic Dinosaur Jr album, I never liked it as much as I liked Bug, but in particular the prototype shoegaze elements are great and it is still a 5-star album of course.
I love Dinosaur Jr., and this is a great album, especially the cover of Just Like Heaven.
Brilliant, with a clear influence on many of my favourite bands - most obviously nirvana but also Biffy and pavement.
Never heard of these before. Would've absolutely loved them when I was a teenager, surprised I hadn't heard them before. Haven't had enough stuff like this on this list so far so they're getting a high score... Too much classic rock! Kinda early grunge I guess? You'd think they influenced Nirvana by the sound of them. Thought Sludgefeast, the lung, raisans and lose were the best tracks. The cover of just like heaven wasn't bad either. I'm going to listen to more of these, seems they were more punk earlier on.
My favourite album so far since I joined this. Familiar with later DR stuff but this is entirely new on me and I loved every second. They nail the whole distorted lofi indie rock while still being melodic. I use the word ‘influential’ a lot on these little reviews, but it’s difficult not to hear bands that followed (like Pavement, Built to Spill, Grandaddy, Dismemberment Plan etc.) take influence from this. Totally class.
I listened to this at the exact perfect moment in my life
For me, this album is easily in the top 10 electric guitar album of all time. The mix of super harsh guitar noise with super melodic passages really showcases the full range of the electric guitar. The solos are awesome and badass and most songs sound fierce and very cool. The guitar also feel so effortlessly played. J Mascis is so freakin' nice man. The only downside is the last song, Poledo, which I find boring and useless in the track list. AWESOME 9,5/10
Can't beat that review that says that this LP is "like the Rosetta Stone for MBV and Nirvana in some ways". Of course, Jay Mascis' voice is downright terrible at times (his singing got better in subsequent releases, fortunately). But the guitar work is just so fascinating and extreme, and both are part of that formula that pointed the way towards the spontaneity of "alternative" nineties as a welcome reaction to the all-too glossy aesthetics of eighties. And this, three years before said nineties even started. Besides, I feel that there are not too many albums from 1987 that truly deserve a 5-star grade for their artistic accomplishments. There are Sonic Youth's *Sister*, Depeche Mode' *Music For The Masses*, Prince's *Sign 'O The Times* or The Cure's *Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me*. Therefore, I'm happy to add *Your Living All Over Me* to that short list. Number of albums left to review: 664 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 164 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 78 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more essential to me): 93
When you've been listening to an album for years that has shaped your taste in indie rock, how do you give an accurate review? I saw Dinosaur Jr live in late 2021. In preparation, I listened to all their major and recent albums. And as consistent as they are in their discography, nothing could top this game-changer. Every track here has had an impact on me, and I can still sing along to J's whiny voice on half of these songs. These songs rock hard, with a lo-fi grungy guitar that takes the forefront, unlike most other forms of rock at the time, and their experimental use of the lead guitar would influence later indie rock. It's melodic and complex, with songs going through many stages. I can name 10 memorable moments from many of these songs to the point where I always have something to look forward to on every repeat. Even the least memorable track "Lose" is still a fun and wild track with an incredible chorus near the end. The whole album is a wild experience. Just listen to how they transition between songs like "Kracked" to "Sludgefeast." They give you no time at all, and several of them are like like this, getting straight to the action with a memorable noisy hook. It's one of those albums that comes off as abrasive but after listening to it many times, you can pick out all the channels and it becomes dreamy and calming. Kevin Shields took a lot of inspiration in the development of shoegaze, and you can hear it in many songs like "Tarpit." Would I kill to hear a full version of "Just Like Heaven"? Yes, but also it's hilarious they also do the abrupt stop to close their concerts.
An eternal banger
Love the rawness, this will grow on me over time. Wish I ran across this back when I graduated high school.
Fuck yeah. I could listen to this entire album with just the instrumentals and be very happy still. They play hopscotch with punk and alternative, and that will always make me happy. Favorite track: In a Jar
Dinosaur Jr are incredible. Elements of so much stuff I like is present here. I only know a few of their songs really but they're so good. This is a great listen. Just as with Sebadoh I'm going to have to give this and Bug several more listens.
Perfect blend of noise with enough hooks to get you through.
This is exactly why i love this site. Didnt even know this Album existed. Never heard of the Band before. But holy hell this albums rocks from the moment you press play. Vocals are a little weak , yes, but the instrumental part of this album is absolutely amazing. 5 / 5
Enjoyed this one. Heavy guitar distortion and messy sound. Sounds like it could be a lot more recent than 1987, showing how influential their music was in indie/rock scene. Reminds me of early Biffy Clyro which I love. Highlight was Little Fury Things + bonus points for the Just Like Heaven cover.
This album sounds like sewer sludge. In a good way, of course. I don't know why my brain enjoys when the audio quality sounds like total shit. Helen Keller on the mixing serving up straight fire 🔥 5/5 and I will not elaborate further.
Hell yeah Dinosaur Jr. Fantastic indie shit
One of the GOATs
un peu violent, pas tout écouté, mais bien dans l'ensemble
tarpit ending is cucumber jonesish
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
I liked it a lot.
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.
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.
One of the greatest indie guitarist
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.
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.
Nice, echter Kracher im letzten Stück
Pues chido, o sea las primeras canciones me la pasé bien, pero luego ya fue un poco como lo mismo y terminé algo aburrido.
Raggedy, smart, and ahead of the curve
I enjoyed this. Early grunge, good noise.
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.
Rough gut aber wirklich auffallend schlecht gesungen
Erreicht mich Jahrzehnte zu spät, aber cool!
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.
Crunchy distorted guitars and crazy vocals. I love this. Will listen again. The cure cover is amazing and hilarious.
Like the band a lot, I love the vocal style and instrumentation. Wouldnt recommend the album to everyone though
Very metally lol. Couldn’t understand most of the lyrics but liked the music
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.
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.
Really good. A bit noisy and annoying at times, but mostly has a lot of good melodies and good songs
Good to listen to when you want to punch someone in the throat 10/10.
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 🌟
Interesting. Little Fury Things is an excellent opening track.
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.
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)
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.
Not bad at all, noisy but in a good way
Would have been five stars if it wasn’t for his voice.
Really excellent stuff.
Crazy this came out in 87... so good
Alt rock of old
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.
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.
This was a surprisingly good album. I will certainly be listening to this again!
3,5; closer to 4
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.
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
Solid album. A good variety of songs.
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.
Post-punk noise pop with gnarly guitars and whining vocals. Solid (7/10) FT: Little Fury Things, Just Like Heaven
I always forget about Dinosaur Jr 🦕 Great pre-grunge band, totally doesn't sound like 1987.
Vraiment aimé ça, clairement un album qui a eu un gros imapct sur la scène grunge et alternative en général. Définitivement à réécouter.
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.
Dinosaur Sr did it better
decent. better version of peter frampton than peter frampton does.
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
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.
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.