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J Mascis / Elastic Days
Album:Elastic Days Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:J Mascis Added:Jan 2019
Label:Sub Pop Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-01-28 Pull Date:2019-04-01 
Week Ending:Mar 17Mar 10Mar 3Feb 24Feb 17Feb 10Feb 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 17, 2022:down in the basement
Wanted You Around
4.Jul 14, 2021:Totally A (rebroadcast from Feb 1, 2019)
Cut Stranger
2.Aug 11, 2022:Down in the Basement
Everything She Said
5.Jun 30, 2021:Totally A (rebroadcast from Feb 1, 2019)
Cut Stranger
3.Apr 07, 2022:Down in the Basement
6.Nov 21, 2020:Hanging in the bone yard
Elastic Days

Album Review
Super Chuck
Reviewed 2019-01-17 
J Mascis has used his solo albums to focus on his softer acoustic side. The evolution of J Mascis from distortion-fuelled grunge overlord into introspective acoustic wizard has been one of American music’s more remarkable recent transitions. ‘Elastic Days’ is his third album in this guise, and it’s a plaintive, poetic, and endlessly endearing return, a sign that the acoustic well, while previously untapped, remains brimming with inspiration.

Like: Dinosaur Jr, Lee Ranaldo, Sebadoh, Lou Barlow

FCC Clean

Play: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10

1.See You At The Movies (3:22) - Pleasant, pastoral opener.
2.Web So Dense (3:37) - Melancholy hue due to its slower tempo and Smashing Pumpkins-esque strings.
3.I Went Dust (3:47) - Downbeat gorgeous ballad.
4.Sky Is All We Had (3:07) - Urgent, pleading vocals stripped back and vulnerable in a raw, honest way.
5.Picking Out The Seeds (3:27) - Gently galloping country-rocker.
6.Give It Off (2:50) - Upfront vocals from J whose singing usually blends into the overall sound.
7.Drop Me (3:49) - Driven by acoustic guitar and loose, roaming drums.
8.Cut Stranger (3:23) - Finger-picked minor-key guitar line, is a particular late-album standout.
9.Elastic Days (3:32) - Brilliant soloing that really stretches the songs out.
10.Sometimes (3:33) - Pretty acoustic work with crisp percussion.
11.Wanted You Around (3:30) - Pretty, easy rolling, laid-back style.
12.Everything She Said (3:30) - Jangle-pop dream, the sort of melodic, jammy alt-rock track.

Track Listing
1.See You At The Movies 7.Drop Me
2.Web So Dense 8.Cut Stranger
3.I Went Dust 9.Elastic Days
4.Sky Is All We Had 10.Sometimes
5.Picking Out The Seeds 11.Wanted You Around
6.Give It Off 12.Everything She Said