I Bet on Sky

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I Bet on Sky
I Bet on Sky.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2012
GenreAlternative rock, indie rock
LabelJagjaguwar, PIAS
ProducerJ Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
I Bet on Sky
Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

I Bet on Sky is the tenth studio album by the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr.[1] It was announced on June 13, 2012 and was released on September 17 in Europe and September 18 in the US. "Watch the Corners" was given a music video and promoted via a free mp3.[2]

In 2012 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[3] which indicated sales of at least 20,000 copies throughout Europe.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, I Bet On Sky has received an average score of 75, based on 33 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Alternative Press3/5 stars[6]
Drowned in Sound8/10[7]
The Guardian3/5 stars[8]
Mojo3/5 stars[9]
The Observer3/5 stars[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by J Mascis except as noted.

1."Don't Pretend You Didn't Know" 5:31
2."Watch the Corners" 4:59
3."Almost Fare" 4:50
4."Stick a Toe In" 5:20
5."Rude"Lou Barlow2:50
6."I Know It Oh So Well" 4:41
7."Pierce the Morning Rain" 2:45
8."What Was That" 5:27
10."See It on Your Side" 6:39
Total length:46:53


  • J Mascis - guitar, vocals, keyboards, production
  • Lou Barlow - bass, vocals
  • Murph - drums
  • John Agnello - mixing, engineering
  • Greg Calbi - mastering
  • Amy Abrams - management
  • Brian Schwartz - management
  • Justin Pizzoferrato - engineering
  • Daniel Murphy - design
  • Travis Millard - artwork


  1. ^ Pelly, Minsker, Jenn, Evan (2012-06-13). "Dinosaur Jr. Announce New Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  2. ^ Bevan, David (October 4, 2012). "Dinosaur Jr.: Rediscovering the Gnarl". spin.com. Spin Media.
  3. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/node/163
  4. ^ a b "I Bet on Sky Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  5. ^ AllMusic Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  6. ^ Alternative Press. October 2012. p.88. "I Bet On Sky can feel a bit sleepy although noise-cracked solos and psychedelic-quicksand riffs ultimately keep things lively".
  7. ^ Moores, J.R. (2012-09-10). "Album Review". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  8. ^ Costa, Maddy (2012-09-13). "Dinosaur Jr: I Bet on Sky – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  9. ^ "Review: I Bet on Sky". Mojo. London: 88. October 2012.
  10. ^ Gibbs, Thom (2012-08-31). "Dinosaur Jr - 'I Bet On Sky'". NME. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  11. ^ Phil Mongredien. The Observer Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  12. ^ Gonick, Jeff (2012-09-19). "Dinosaur Jr. Review". Paste. Retrieved 2012-09-22.
  13. ^ Pitchfork Review Retrieved 25-10-2012
  14. ^ Uncut. October 2012. p.77.