CD Review: J Mascis — Several Shades of Why; Playing The EARL, April 7

CD Review: J Mascis — Several Shades of Why; Playing The EARL, April 7

J. Mascis
Several Shades of Why
Sub Pop

By Ellen Eldridge

The astoundingly calm and pastel-painted color pallet of the cover art immediately invites listeners to delve into the latest project by Dinosaur Jr. founder J. Mascis. The introduction to his first solo album, Several Shades of Why, sounds, and even feels, peaceful, serene, quiet and affected, asking, quite literally by the title of the first track “Listen To Me,” to be listened to. The simplicity of purposefully leaving out drums adds to the complexity of the guitar work. Read more about CD Review: J Mascis — Several Shades of Why; Playing The EARL, April 7

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