Tied to a Star

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Tied to a Star
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 2014 (2014-08-24)
Label Sub Pop
Producer J Mascis
J Mascis chronology
Several Shades of Why
Tied to a Star
Elastic Days
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 77/100 [1]
Review scores
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NME 8/10 [3]
Paste 8.1/10 [4]

Tied to a Star is the second solo studio album by Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis. It was released on August 24, 2014, under Sub Pop Records.


Funny Or Die produced an official music video for the track "Every Morning", featuring comic actor/ musician Fred Armisen. [5] The track "Wide Awake" features guest vocals from Cat Power. [6]

Track listing

All tracks are written by J Mascis.

1."Me Again"4:24
2."Every Morning"3:58
3."Heal the Star"4:34
4."Wide Awake"3:30
6."And Then"4:14
8."Trailing Off"4:20
9."Come Down"5:33
10."Better Plane"3:50
Total length:40:39


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