Farm begins with an exclamation point. "Pieces" is the same Dinosaur Jr that we all know and love. From the loud guitar solo that starts one second in, to fuzzy lyrics that bring on a sense of nostalgia, its a very solid starter, to say the least. Other excellent songs come in the middle, like "Plans", which build upon the already established quality of the record. Further songs such as "See you" and "Said the People" take a break from the loudness that is considered the musical norm for Dinosaur Jr , and provide a good break between guitar heavy songs.
Through the years the group has seen the comings, and goings of their three original members, but as this compilation shows, they are at their best when they are the authentic Dinosaur Jr. Their sound is a unique and exquisite. Their hard rocking is supplemented by a noise that sounds surprisingly very passive, without a need to attack your ears with unwanted and unnecessary pandemonium. In fact this signature sound of we-rock-but-we-don't-try-hard, really enhances the listening experience. This record has left me in wait of hopefully more to come from this unstoppable musical trio, and I think it will for you too.