US LP pressing. The perennially influential slacker rock trio Dinosaur Jr. initially cut swathes through alternative rock in the early 90s and, following a well-received recent resurgence, return with their ninth LP. 'Farm' is more aligned with the band's mid-period mix of sludgy epics and pure pop melodies. Vocalist/guitarist and legendary grump J. Mascis sounds somewhat brighter and more emotional than in recent times, and his guitar work is as stellar and incendiary as ever. All in all, 'Farm' sees Dinosaur Jr. continuing to rock out inventively and satisfyingly.