Tied to a Star

J Mascis - Tied to a Star
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2014 Ratings: #240 / 957
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
2014 Ratings: #198
August 26, 2014 / Release Date
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Sub Pop / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny

The tranquility of solitude, in fact, turns out to be a genuine boon for J’s unique muse.

80
musicOMH

Tied To A Star demonstrates that J Mascis’ songwriting doesn’t rely on volume but on his apparently effortless ability to write emotive music. 

80
AllMusic

These songs show that while music is Mascis's strong suit, not lyrics, he sounds thoughtful and intelligent in a way much of his other work does not. 

75
The Line of Best Fit

Even if Tied to a Star is nothing to get excited about from a lyrical perspective, Mascis deserves a huge amount of credit for again leaping out of his comfort zone and making the effort to write another set of bona fide acoustic tracks

MinatoArisato
50
Aside from a bit more lively insrumentation, not much has changed since J Mascis' previous outing. His vocals can feel a bit bland on here at times especially without the killer backing of Dinosaur Jr.

Best Track: Me Again
Worst Track: Trailing Off
rosevean
73
#2 Every Morning
#4 Wide Awake
#8 Trailing Off
CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
Daredevil
68
Comme quoi on peut chanter faux et faire des disques...
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Year End Lists

#46/MOJO
#52/Crack Magazine

Track List

  1. Me Again
  2. Every Morning
  3. Heal The Star
  4. Wide Awake
  5. Stumble
  6. And Then
  7. Drifter
  8. Trailing Off
  9. Come Down
  10. Better Plane
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Added on: June 10, 2014