Farm (album)

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Farm
DinosaurJrFarm.jpg
Studio album by Dinosaur Jr.
Released June 23, 2009
Recorded 2008 – 2009
Studio Bisquiteen Studio, Amherst, Massachusetts
Genre Alternative rock
Length 61:05 [1]
Label Jagjaguwar
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Beyond
(2007)
Farm
(2009)
I Bet on Sky
(2012)

Farm is the ninth studio album by American alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. It is the band's first release on the record label Jagjaguwar.

The first editions of the album came with a free white-vinyl 7 inch with the songs "I Don't Wanna Go There" and "Tarpit", recorded live for Pitchfork TV.

The original European version had a mastering error – the volume was 3 dB too loud. The European label PIAS Recordings recalled the affected copies to exchange them with correct ones.[2]

The band released a video for "Over It," directed by Mark Locke. It featured the band members riding around an urban setting on BMX bikes and a skateboard, performing stunts and pratfalls; professional riders were used as stunt doubles. It featured a brief cameo from Mike Watt.

Farm debuted at #29 on the Billboard 200. It has gone on to sell over 51,000 copies in US.[3] In 2012 it was awarded a double silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[4] which indicated sales of at least 40,000 copies throughout Europe.

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100 [5]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[6]
The A.V. Club A-[7]
Drowned In Sound 8/10[8]
NME 7/10[9]
Pitchfork 8.5/10[10]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[11]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[12]
Spin 7/10[13]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[14]
Uncut 4/5 stars[15]

On Metacritic, Farm received a score of 76 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews" based on 26 reviews.

Track listing

All tracks written by J Mascis except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pieces"   4:34
2. "I Want You to Know"   4:32
3. "Ocean in the Way"   4:22
4. "Plans"   6:43
5. "Your Weather" Lou Barlow 3:08
6. "Over It"   3:49
7. "Friends"   4:34
8. "Said the People"   7:43
9. "There's No Here"   3:41
10. "See You"   5:49
11. "I Don't Wanna Go There"   8:45
12. "Imagination Blind" Barlow 3:21
Total length: 61:05
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Houses" Elyse Weinberg 3:38
14. "Whenever You're Ready" Rod Argent 2:57
15. "Creepies"   2:06
16. "Show"   1:01
Total length: 9:42

Personnel

  • J Mascis – Lead vocals, guitar, producer
  • Lou Barlow – Bass, lead vocals (tracks 5 and 12)
  • Murph – Drums
  • Justin Pizzoferrato – Engineer
  • John Agnello – Engineer, Mixing
  • Greg Calbi – Mastering
  • Brian Schwartz – Management

References

  1. ^ Dinosaur Jr: Farm (Mp3 Audio Samples) at 7digital.com
  2. ^ Michaels, Sean (2009-07-09). "Dinosaur Jr recall new album for being too loud". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-05-02.
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=E3Yx8-Sz2uAC&pg=PT29&lpg=PT29&dq=dinosaur+jr+without+a+second+nielsen+soundscan&source=bl&ots=gIGUZpz2D6&sig=vYQgWmobtyxHMCTDNI-ld1nQPB4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjz0pLeicbVAhWCsxQKHZoyBq0Q6AEIPjAD#v=onepage&q=dinosaur%20jr%20without%20a%20second%20nielsen%20soundscan&f=false
  4. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/node/163
  5. ^ Critic Reviews for Farm. Metacritic. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  6. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r1573182
  7. ^ The A.V. Club review
  8. ^ Drowned In Sound Review
  9. ^ NME Review
  10. ^ Pitchfork Review
  11. ^ PopMatters Review
  12. ^ Rolling Stone Review
  13. ^ Spin Review
  14. ^ Sputnikmusic Review
  15. ^ Uncut Review

External links

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