|J Mascis / Elastic Days|
|Album:||Elastic Days||Collection:||Review Shelf|
|Label:||Sub Pop Records|
|Add Date:||2019-01-28||Pull Date:||2019-04-01|
|Week Ending:||17 Mar||10 Mar||3 Mar||24 Feb||17 Feb||10 Feb||3 Feb|
|1.||Fri, 15 Mar 19:||Jon Cousins|
KZSU Time Traveler's Token Brit Assistant
|4.||Wed, 20 Feb 19:||DJ Stace|
|2.||Wed, 06 Mar 19:||Super Chuck|
The Fuzz Deli
|5.||Wed, 13 Feb 19:||Super Chuck|
The Fuzz Deli
|3.||Wed, 27 Feb 19:||DJ Stace|
|6.||Wed, 13 Feb 19:||DJ Stace|
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
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.
|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|