Album Review: J Mascis - Several Shades of Why (Sub Pop)
Business as usual minus the volume
The bad news is just that… well, after 20-odd years of that same, relentless fuzz solo, now it’s gone you find yourself missing it. Badly. It’s just so intrinsically linked to that voice.
The songs are great, but as titles like ‘Not Enough’ and ‘Make It Right’ suggest, they’re very much business-as-usual, minus the noise, plus a guest spot from Ben Band Of Horses. For four songs you’ll find it tender and comforting – then you just start craving VOLUME.
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