Hand It Over

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Hand It Over
Hand It Over (Front Cover).jpg
Studio album by Dinosaur Jr.
Released March 25, 1997
Length 48:08
Producer J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. chronology
Without a Sound
(1994)Without a Sound1994
Hand It Over
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 2/4 stars[5]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (dud)[6]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[7]
Entertainment Weekly C+[8]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[1]

Hand It Over is the seventh studio album by alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr., released on March 25, 1997 on Reprise Records. It peaked at #188 in the United States. According to a 2007 Magnet magazine interview with band leader J Mascis, Hand It Over is his favorite album from the group's major label period of the 1990s.[9] The band enjoyed a somewhat renewed appreciation from critics on Hand It Over. However, in the years following the band's hiatus, Hand It Over would become hard to find due to it not having the initial strong sales of Where You Been and Without a Sound which both sported moderate radio hits. Hand It Over sold 34,000 units in US. [10]

Track listing

All songs written by J Mascis.

No. Title Length
1. "I Don't Think" 3:21
2. "Never Bought It" 3:42
3. "Nothin's Goin On" 3:13
4. "I'm Insane" 3:53
5. "Can't We Move This" 3:41
6. "Alone" 8:01
7. "Sure Not Over You" 4:09
8. "Loaded" 3:27
9. "Mick" 4:39
10. "I Know Yer Insane" 3:03
11. "Gettin' Rough" 2:12
12. "Gotta Know" 4:47
Total length: 48:08
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Take a Run at the Sun" 3:21
2. "Don't You Think It's Time" 3:42
3. "The Pickle Song" 3:13



  1. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon (March 10, 1997). "Hand it Over by Dinosaur Jr. Music review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Hand It Over at AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ Scribner, Sara (1997-04-13). "In Brief". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  4. ^ P.E. (2004). "Dinosaur Jr.". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743201698. 
  5. ^ Kot, Greg (1997-04-04). "Dinosaur Jr. Hand It Over (Reprise)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). Dinosaur Jr. Macmillan Publishers. p. 82. 
  7. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. 
  8. ^ Sinclair (28 March 1997). "Hand It Over". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  9. ^ http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2007/04/10/dinosaur-jr-ancient-ruins-and-the-monumental-reunion
  10. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=oRMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&dq=dinosaur+jr+nielsen+soundscan&source=bl&ots=3GED5-X83S&sig=ihbeJcBIHVDWXQRAKlAaqhbizjs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjvZvV1L_VAhVEfhoKHX5mAscQ6AEIUTAH#v=onepage&q=dinosaur%20jr%20nielsen%20soundscan&f=false
  11. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Dinosaur-Jr-Hand-It-Over/release/749602
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