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Dinosaur Jr.: Green Mind [Sire/Warner Bros., 1991]
J Mascis is a one-trick guitar god whose act gets sloppier and samier as his adolescence becomes more figurative. He does have his own instrumental sound, a roiling whine that's the essence of grunge on pot. Unfortunately, he also has his own vocal sound, ditto. Grunge's pothead contingent will adore him until he succumbs to male-pattern baldness. But someday, archaeologists will wonder just exactly what was the point. I wonder now. B