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Mascis, J / Several Shades Of Why
Album:Several Shades Of Why Collection:General
Artist:Mascis, J Added:03/2011
Label:Sub Pop Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-01 Pull Date:2011-07-03 
Week Ending:3 Jul26 Jun12 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May15 May8 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 30, 2014:The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
Not Enough
4.Dec 02, 2011:Daydream Disaster
Not Enough
2.Nov 10, 2012:The Base of A Dream Is Empty
Not Enough
5.Jun 26, 2011:lost and found
Listen To Me
3.Apr 30, 2012:No Longer at Ease
Several Shades Of Why
6.Jun 25, 2011:meow
Can I

Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2011-04-24 
An excellent mostly-acoustic solo release from Dinosaur Jr's guitarist/vocalist. Sounds somewhere in between Kurt Vile and Eddie Vedder's solo stuff (i.e. Into the Wild soundtrack). The guitar is just fantastic, and the simple melancholy songwriting very strong, though it gets a little bogged down sometimes.
Play the hell out of track 3! 7 also great. FCC clean. —Andy

*1 - (3:10) sad imploring midtempo
*2 - (4:55) bright percussive guitar, strings, wistful
***3 - (3:14) the most upbeat song on the album but still heartbreaking; simple, catchy, with perfect vocal help from Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) and Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene)
4 - (4:48) brooding and intimate; dark sounds
*5 - (4:51) folky and decently upbeat, with more Gibbard and a nicely indulgent classic J electric solo
6 - (3:47) big pastoral composition with slow crooning; very Kurt Vile
**7 - (3:59) upbeat with a touch of country drawl and some refreshing electric guitar interludes
8 - (2:31) just a stripped-down guitar line and pining, immediate vox; sudden end
9 - (5:25) slow, haunted instrumental bed; sad, resigned vocals
10 - (4:38) big and dramatic, with a lot of electric stuff going on

Track Listing
1.Listen To Me 6.Make It Right
2.Several Shades Of Why 7.Where Are You
3.Not Enough 8.Too Deep
4.Very Nervous And Love 9.Can I
5.Is It Done 10.What Happened