Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky

Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 22 reviews
2012 Rank: #123 / 779
USER SCORE
79
Based on
34 ratings

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84
Paste

It’s both a trip to the ’90s that could have been if the Mascis, Barlow, Murph line-up had stuck together and a revival of their collective rock roots, a crashing wave of unrelenting solos, hard-tossed vocals and gain-heavy grinds.

83
A.V. Club

I Bet On Sky patches together the bittersweet and the bombastic—which has always been Mascis’ specialty.

80
NME

The sun-frazzled mood occasionally edges towards torpor but Dinosaur are rescued by their restlessness. Loud, weighty but oddly civilised. 

80
Drowned in Sound

Some listeners may lament this retreat from the hefty barrage of sound that was 2009’s Farm, but it is crucial that a band such as this progresses and varies itself

80
Consequence of Sound

Be it maturity, empathy, professionalism, or what have you, whatever Dinosaur Jr.’s doing is working.

80
PopMatters

The way all the pieces fit on I Bet on Sky gives you the idea that they’re doing more than just letting bygones be bygones, but actually learning to appreciate one another in a way that allows them to play off each others’ strengths.

79
Pitchfork

Throughout, Mascis' voice is calmer, less ragged; Sky sometimes feels like his acoustic album Several Shades of Why married to a fuller backing band. 

76
Beats Per Minute

It’s perhaps the most Dinosaur Jr.-y Dinosaur Jr. album that they’ve released to date, and you can’t really fault them for that fact. 

70
No Ripcord

Even the most talented group of songwriters are bound to come up short once in a while, and what’s so frightening about that happening on I Bet On Sky is how good it still is.

65
Under The Radar

With every new album, we can thank the gods of indie rock that these old dinosaurs are still kicking out the jams.

65
The 405

There's much to enjoy here but nothing that will stay with you for years to come.

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User Reviews
66
Insane guitar solo outros, smooth melodies. Lyrics lacked depth.
Brian Miller
90
Probably my most played album of the year.
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DETAILS

September 18, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
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Track List
  1. Don't Pretend You Didn't Know 
  2. Watch The Corners 
  3. Almost Fare 
  4. Stick A Toe In 
  5. Rude 
  6. I Know It Oh So Well 
  7. Pierce The Morning Rain 
  8. What Was That 
  9. Recognition 
  10. See It On Your Side
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