Beyond (Dinosaur Jr. album)

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Studio album by
Released May 1, 2007
Recorded September–December 2006
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, noise rock
Length 49:34
Label Fat Possum
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Hand It Over
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[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 8.4/10[6]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[8]
Spin 7/10[9]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[10]
Stylus Magazine B+[11]

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.[12] 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.

In 2012 it was awarded a double silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[13] which indicated sales of at least 40,000 copies throughout Europe.

Track listing

All tracks written by J Mascis except where 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 3:45
11. "What If I Knew"   4:01
Total length: 49:34



AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
2007 Billboard 200 69


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  4. ^ Brunner, Rob (May 25, 2007). "Dinosaur Jr – Beyond". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
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  7. ^ Fiander, Matthew (May 3, 2007). "Dinosaur Jr.: Beyond". PopMatters. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Burgess, Aaron (May 21, 2007). "Dinosaur Jr., 'Beyond' (Fat Possum)". Spin Magazine. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  10. ^ Fisher, Tyler (April 29, 2007). "Dinosaur Jr.: Beyond". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Dinosaur Jr News Archived February 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
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External links

  • Beyond at MetaCritic
  • Short story review of Beyond at The Wheel's Still in Spin
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