Pick Me Up is basically a long lead-in to a hugely satisfying guitar solo, and, so long as you aren't looking for much depth to the lyrics, Barlow's Back To Your Heart is a swaggering stomp of a song. Mascis and co sound revitalised on some of the heavier tracks like It's Me and Barlow's Lightning Bulb.
The one weak spot is the plodding acoustic strum of I Got Lost. Here Mascis sings falsetto, and though it's a rare instance of proper 'singing', it doesn't help matters. Much better in a mellow vein is We're Not Alone, which bobs along amiably, evoking the Lemonheads. The album is definitely up to scratch with their older work, ushering in a great Dinosaur Jr second act.