Tied to a Star

J Mascis - Tied to a Star
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2014 Ratings: #226 / 845
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2014 Ratings: #186
August 26, 2014 / Release Date
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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

60
The 405

It is worth a listen but won't hang around in the memory for long, which is not what we've come to expect from a legend like this.

60
DIY

It can’t match the drive and power of his electric projects by its very nature, so it may well remain a release for the hardcore fans. 

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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END OF YEAR 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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