I Bet on Sky

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I Bet on Sky
Studio album by Dinosaur Jr.
Released September 13, 2012
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 46:53
Label Jagjaguwar
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Farm
(2009)
I Bet on Sky
(2012)

I Bet on Sky is the tenth studio album by the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr.[1] It was announced on June 13th, 2012 and was released on September 17th in Europe and September 18th in the US. "Watch the Corners" was given a music video and promoted via a free mp3.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, I Bet On Sky has received an average score of 75, based on 33 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
Mojo 3/5 stars[7]
NME 8/10[8]
The Observer 3/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media 7.9/10[10]
Paste Magazine 8.4/10[11]
Q 2/5 stars[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J Mascis except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Pretend You Didn't Know"     5:31
2. "Watch the Corners"     4:59
3. "Almost Fare"     4:50
4. "Stick a Toe In"     5:20
5. "Rude"   Lou Barlow 2:50
6. "I Know It Oh So Well"     4:41
7. "Pierce the Morning Rain"     2:45
8. "What Was That"     5:27
9. "Recognition"   Lou Barlow 3:51
10. "See It on Your Side"     6:39
Total length:
46:53

Personnel[edit]

  • John Agnello - Mixing, engineering
  • Greg Calbi - Mastering
  • Amy Abrams - Management
  • Brian Schwartz - Management
  • Justin Pizzoferrato - Engineering
  • Daniel Murphy - Design
  • Travis Millard - Artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pelly, Minsker, Jenn, Evan (2012-06-13). "Dinosaur Jr. Announce New Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b "I Bet on Sky Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  3. ^ AllMusic Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  4. ^ "I Bet On Sky can feel a bit sleepy[review]". Alternative Press. October 2012. p.88. "although noise-cracked solos and psychedelic-quicksand riffs ultimately keep things lively".
  5. ^ Moores, J.R. (2012-09-10). "Album Review". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  6. ^ Maddy Costa. The Guardian Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  7. ^ "Review: I Bet on Sky". Mojo (London): 88. October 2012. 
  8. ^ NME Review. Retrieved 2012-09-22
  9. ^ Phil Mongredien. The Observer Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  10. ^ Pitchfork Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  11. ^ Gonick, Jeff (2012-09-19). "Dinosaur Jr. Review". Paste (magazine). Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  12. ^ "Review: I Bet on Sky". Q (London) (315): 97. October 2012. 

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