Free So Free - J. Mascis & the Fog
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  • Summary: Although the album cover may say it's by J. Mascis & The Fog, there's not much left of The Fog other than J. himself on this 10 track effort.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
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  1. He's singing better than ever--his attenuated Neil Young whine has developed into a deeper, mellower, less distracting instrument--and his arrangements of percussive punch and fuzzy guitar have rarely sounded so effortlessly rocking.
  2. The results are sure to please longtime fans, while possibly reeling in a few folks who were turned off by the sonic excess of Dinosaur Jr. at their most punishing.
  3. Mascis... provides the most compelling case yet to worship at the altar of his slacker guitar genius. [Jan 2003, p.92]
  4. After long, lean years of straight edge piety and arthouse restraint, guitar solos that don't hold anything back are as refreshing as they are liberating. [#224, p.56]
  5. Adds a touch of wistfulness to his usually slurred vocals. [Nov 2002, p.106]
  6. 60
    It's hard to see how much satisfaction this laconic talent must gain from fiddling with a formula he perfected in 1987. [Nov 2002, p.114]
  7. The lyrics to Mascis’ songs no longer resonate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1