Beyond (Dinosaur Jr. album)

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Beyond
Studio album by Dinosaur Jr
Released May 1, 2007
Recorded September - December 2006
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, noise pop
Length 49:34
Label Fat Possum Records
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr chronology
Hand It Over
(1997)
Beyond
(2007)
Farm
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
NME 8/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10[6]
Popmatters 8/10[7]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[8]
Spin Magazine 7/10[9]
Stylus Magazine B+[10]

Beyond is the eighth studio album by the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. It was their first LP in a decade after 1997's Hand It Over, and the first album by the original lineup since 1988's Bug. The band planned a full world tour in 2007 to support the album.[11] The band played "Almost Ready" on the Late Show with David Letterman to support their album.

It debuted at #69 on the Billboard 200.

"Almost Ready" was used on the Major League Baseball 2K8 and Skate 3 soundtracks, and "Pick Me Up" is downloadable content for the Rock Band series.

The songs "Almost Ready" and "Crumble" were used in Alien Workshop's skateboarding film Mind Field.

A music video was made for "Been There All the Time", featuring Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore and his daughter, Coco. It was directed by Matt Dillon.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J Mascis except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Almost Ready"     3:08
2. "Crumble"     4:04
3. "Pick Me Up"     6:32
4. "Back to Your Heart"   Lou Barlow 4:31
5. "This Is All I Came to Do"     5:21
6. "Been There All the Time"     3:40
7. "It's Me"     5:14
8. "We're Not Alone"     4:35
9. "I Got Lost"     4:37
10. "Lightning Bulb"   Barlow 4:37
11. "What If I Knew"     4:01
Total length:
49:34

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2007 The Billboard 200 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/beyond/dinosaur-jr
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1041597
  3. ^ http://www.blender.com/guide/new/54549/beyond.html
  4. ^ Brunner, Rob (May 25, 2007). "Dinosaur Jr - Beyond". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.nme.com/reviews/dinosaur-jr/8468
  6. ^ http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/42374-beyond
  7. ^ Fiander, Matthew (May 3, 2007). "Dinosaur Jr.: Beyond". Popmatters. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/music_review.asp?ID=1116
  9. ^ Burgess, Aaron (May 21, 2007). "Dinosaur Jr., 'Beyond' (Fat Possum)". Spin Magazine. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/dinosaur-jr/beyond.htm
  11. ^ Dinosaur Jr News

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