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Dinosaur Jr: Lazy Doing Something

Simon Reynolds, The Observer, 31 January 1993

IN NORTH America, "slackers" have entered mainstream consciousness, with the success of Richard Linklater's Slacker movie, Doug Coupland's book Generation X and, above all, Nirvana's Nevermind album and the deluge of grunge bands that followed in its wake. Slackers are middle-class kids who sidestep the career ladder after college and hang out, refusing to make anything of themselves for as long as possible.

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