I Bet on Sky

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I Bet on Sky
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Studio album by Dinosaur Jr.
Released September 18, 2012
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 46:53
Label Jagjaguwar, PIAS
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Farm
(2009)
I Bet on Sky
(2012)
Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
(2016)

I Bet on Sky is the tenth studio album by the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr.[1] It was announced on June 13, 2012 and was released on September 17 in Europe and September 18 in the US. "Watch the Corners" was given a music video and promoted via a free mp3.[2]

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".[3]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[6]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[7]
Mojo 3/5 stars[8]
NME 8/10[9]
The Observer 3/5 stars[10]
Paste 8.4/10[11]
Pitchfork 7.9/10[12]
Uncut 7/10[13]

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" Barlow 3:51
10. "See It on Your Side"   6:39
Total length: 46:53

Personnel[edit]

  • J Mascis - guitar, vocals, keyboards, production
  • Lou Barlow - bass, vocals
  • Murph - drums
  • 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. ^ Bevan, David (October 4, 2012). "Dinosaur Jr.: Rediscovering the Gnarl". spin.com. Spin Media. 
  3. ^ a b "I Bet on Sky Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  4. ^ AllMusic Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  5. ^ Alternative Press. October 2012. p.88. "I Bet On Sky can feel a bit sleepy although noise-cracked solos and psychedelic-quicksand riffs ultimately keep things lively".
  6. ^ Moores, J.R. (2012-09-10). "Album Review". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  7. ^ Costa, Maddy (2012-09-13). "Dinosaur Jr: I Bet on Sky – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  8. ^ "Review: I Bet on Sky". Mojo. London: 88. October 2012. 
  9. ^ Gibbs, Thom (2012-08-31). "Dinosaur Jr - 'I Bet On Sky'". NME. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  10. ^ Phil Mongredien. The Observer Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  11. ^ Gonick, Jeff (2012-09-19). "Dinosaur Jr. Review". Paste (magazine). Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  12. ^ Pitchfork Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  13. ^ Uncut. October 2012. p.77.