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  • Summary: The 12th full-length release for the Massachusetts rock trio was produced with Kurt Vile.
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  1. Jun 15, 2021
    80
    What they have delivered sounds like Dinosaur Jr. are at ease with themselves, but they still enjoy making a hellacious din at the appropriate time.
  2. Apr 21, 2021
    80
    While the current lockdown has certainly affected the band, the mix of melancholy/yearning leading towards wonder/delight has always been at the heart of Dinosaur Jr.’s sound. Now those styles inform Sweep It Into Space with a vivid sense of the isolating present while gazing at hope on the horizon.
  3. Apr 19, 2021
    80
    While long-gone are the sonic textures of the band's early years — replaced here with some novel and resourceful instrumentation — the group's second (and now longest) run has been unbelievably solid and unimpeachable.
  4. Mojo
    Apr 27, 2021
    80
    Another excellent installment. [Jun 2021, p.87]
  5. Apr 22, 2021
    75
    When you turn on a Dinosaur Jr. record, the thinking goes, it should always sound like a Dinosaur Jr. record. I’m happy to report that Sweep It into Space does, in fact, check this box.
  6. May 20, 2021
    70
    Sweep It Into Space obviously can’t rival that career high, but it is a leading candidate for their best post-reformation effort.
  7. Apr 23, 2021
    69
    Sweep It Into Space has all the ingredients for a pleasant listen, while doing little to separate itself from the rest of their discography.

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  1. Jun 19, 2021
    8
    Dinosaur Jr. sounding like...... Dinosaur Jr. This album may not stick out too much from the last few, but it sounds great to me.
  2. May 7, 2021
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Remarkably, their 5th album since their reunion is the most consistently strong yet. Mascis' voice has never sounded so strong and Kurt Vile's thoughtful input to the record's production lifts it to a higher plain. Expand