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What Do We Do Now

J Mascis

What Do We Do Now

Fourth solo album from the Dinosaur Jr alt.rock mainman was self-produced

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  1. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    He just sort of carries on, writing these neat little songs the way a carpenter makes chairs
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's an LP of insight and empathy. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The result is Mascis's most fully formed and direct solo set to date. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There’s something profoundly reassuring about the fact that a musician of this level of talent can do one thing well for so long and not run dry of inspiration
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    These songs are ten of his better solo offerings, and they further refine his particular brand of hazy, half-awake beauty
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    With a record this strong so deep into his career, he’s definitely making the most of his own time
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Adding slide guitar and drums to his solo sideline mix, the guitar-shredding Dinosaur Jr frontman captivates with great hooks and tender if impenetrable vocals
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  8. 7.9 |   Northern Transmissions

    J Mascis comes through again with relatable and easy-going songs representing who he is as a musician and a person in today’s crazy world
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  9. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    While a multitude of listeners may find themselves clamoring for fresher ideas or a deviation from his tried-and-true formula, it is borderline impossible to listen to the indie rock legend’s latest output and deny that they got what they came for
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  10. 6.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    A characteristically assured solo album from a rock lifer that sticks to too narrow a path
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  11. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    Like its 2018 predecessor, J Mascis’ fourth solo album plays a little like Dinosaur Jr. Jr., another softer guitar-focused outing with acoustic touches and electric sparks
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  12. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    There’s something weirdly comforting about hearing the Dinosaur Jr man’s whispered croak of a vocal, and the moments where he turns down the volume work best
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  13. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Existing fans of Mascis as a solo artist will probably be happy with the album, but Dinosaur Jr. fans may well not be, and it could quite possibly cause them to long for new material from that band
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  14. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    The venerable J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. drifts on this unimaginative release that takes no risks and leaves little enduring impression
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  15. 5.0 |   DIY

    Fans will hear echoes of his best work, but for most this is a stale, uninspired outing for the legendary figure
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