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Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
Slant Magazine[8]
Stylus MagazineB+[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[12] and played "Almost Ready" on the Late Show with David Letterman to support their album.[13] A music video was made for "Been There All the Time", featuring Sonic Youth front-man Thurston Moore and his daughter, Coco. It was directed by Matt Dillon.[14]


The album was released through Fat Possum Records in the US[15] and through the Play It Again, Sam label in Europe,[16][17] Australia, New Zealand[18] and Japan.[19] It was also released in Ukraine through Moon Records.[20] Both Fat Possum and PIAS released limited edition versions of it containing an extra 7 inch with the 2:47 track "Yer Son".[21][22] The respective labels would go on to reissue the album in 2014, 2015 and 2016,[23] the former even releasing a downloadable 256 kbit/s MP3 version of it.[24]


The album has a Metacritic score of 79 based on 31 reviews, indicating "[g]enerally favorable reviews".[25] Zach Baron of Pitchfork gave the album a very positive review, comparing it favorably to other comebacks of the year. He writes: "Beneath Beyond's crystalline production is the sublime result: years and years of weariness and aging and conflict put back into the bottle. [...] Less a theme park of the past and more of an actual trip there [...] Beyond is nostalgic for everything but the band's own glory days. If anything, it's an exercise in making their entire twenty-year output sound contemporary again."[26] Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that the "very existence of this new album is a surprise, but the real shock is that Beyond is a flat-out great record, a startling return to form for J Mascis as a guitarist and songwriter and Dinosaur Jr. as a band." He found the album to be less noisy and more stylistically diverse than the earlier efforts of the trio ("this sounds like the album that could have been released instead of Green Mind if Lou had stuck around, or if Dinosaur made the kind of grand major-label debut many expected them to deliver in the days before Nevermind.") He also finds the album to be "very different" from their past efforts "in that for the first time, Mascis is assertive about his talent. He sounds engaged -- in music, in life [...] -- and it gives the album a powerful sense of purpose that the classic Dinosaur albums were lacking by their very design." He concludes by writing that "Beyond isn't merely a worthy album from a reunited band, it's simply a great record by any standard."[27]

A mixed review came from Q, who wrote that "The spark that made initial albums such as Bug so special is still missing." [May 2007, p. 123]


PasteUSThe 100 Best Albums of 200798[28]
PitchforkUSThe 50 Best Albums of 200728[29]
WOXY.comUS97 Best Albums of 200767[30]
Classic RockUKTop Albums of 200717[31]
UncutUKTop Albums of 200750[citation needed]
GlideUSGlide's Best Albums Of The Decade42[32]

In popular culture

"Almost Ready" was used on the Major League Baseball 2K8[33] and Skate 3[34] soundtracks, and "Pick Me Up" is downloadable content from the Rock Band series. The songs "Almost Ready" and "Crumble" were used in Alien Workshop's skateboarding film Mind Field.[35]

Track listing

All tracks are written by J Mascis except where noted

1."Almost Ready" 3:08
2."Crumble" 4:04
3."Pick Me Up" 6:32
4."Back to Your Heart"Lou Barlow4:31
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"Barlow3:45
11."What If I Knew" 4:01
Total length:49:34
Japanese Edition Bonus Tracks
12."Yer Son"2:51
13."Tiny Town"0:40


Dinosaur Jr.
  • J Mascis – lead vocals, guitars, production, writer (1-3, 5-9, 11)
  • Lou Barlow – bass, vocals, writer (4, 10)
  • Murph – drums, percussion
  • Rick Myers – design, artwork
  • John Agnello – sound engineer
  • Justin Pizzoferrato – sound engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • John Agnello – mixing
  • Burk Uzzle – cover photography
  • Philipp Virus – photography
    • Recorded and mixed at Bisquiteen, Amherst, MA.
    • Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.


Beyond debuted at #69 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #19 on the Top Rock Albums chart.[36] In 2012 it was awarded a double silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[37] which indicated sales of at least 40,000 copies throughout Europe.

2007Billboard 20069


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Veröffentlichungen von Dinosaur Jr. die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Sweep It Into Space ¦ Beyond

Dinosaur Jr. auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Dinosaur Jr. ist eine US-amerikanische Rockband, die 1984 von J Mascis (bürgerlicher Name: Joseph Donald Mascis Jr.) und Lou Barlow unter dem Namen Dinosaur in Amherst (Massachusetts) gegründet wurde und 1987 den heutigen Namen annahm. Der Sound der stilbildenden Band ist stark von Punk, Heavy Metal und Noise-Rock, aber auch von eingängigen Melodien geprägt.


Im Jahr 1985 veröffentlichte die Band ihr Debütalbum mit dem Titel Dinosaur bei Homestead Records. Durch den Erfolg des Albums wurde die gleichnamige Hippieband Dinosaurs (mit Grateful-Dead-Texter Robert Hunter) auf sie aufmerksam und zwang sie zu einer Namensänderung. In Anspielung auf das Alter der Hippies fügte Mascis das Kürzel „Jr.“ hinzu.

Für die nächsten beiden Platten wechselte die Band zum kalifornischen Label SST. Von der Fachpresse hochgelobt wurde 1987 das zweite Album der Band You're Living All Over Me. Bei den Aufnahmen zu Bug im Jahre 1988 kam es zu Streitigkeiten zwischen Barlow und Mascis, woraufhin Barlow die Band verlassen musste und sich vollkommen auf sein bisheriges Nebenprojekt Sebadoh konzentrierte.

Ab 1991 erschienen die Dinosaur-Jr.-Alben bei Blanco y Negro und Sire, zwei Sublabels der Warner Music Group. Sie entstanden unter der Regie des unangefochtenen Bandchefs Mascis, der 1993 auch Drummer Murph feuerte. Danach spielte er mit ständig wechselnden Musikern wie Mike Watt, Mike Johnson oder Kurt Fedora zusammen. 1994 steuerte Dinosaur Jr. einen Titel zum Kiss-Tributealbum Kiss My Ass bei.[1] 1998 löste Mascis die Band auf und war fortan als J Mascis + The Fog auf Solopfaden unterwegs. Allerdings war er schon zu Zeiten von Dinosaur Jr. das einzige ständige Mitglied der Band gewesen. Nebenbei produzierte J Mascis auch andere Bands wie Buffalo Tom und Sonic Youth.

Dinosaur Jr. waren kommerziell nie wirklich erfolgreich, besaßen in Independent-Kreisen aber Kultstatus. Hits der Band waren u. a. eine Coverversion von Just Like Heaven von The Cure, Freak Scene vom Album Bug und Feel the Pain vom Album Without a Sound. Zu letzterem existiert auch ein Musikvideo von Spike Jonze, in dem die Band mitten in New York Golf spielt.

Im Frühjahr 2005 bestätigte die Band eine Wiedervereinigung in der Originalbesetzung. J Mascis, Lou Barlow und Murph spielten im Sommer 2005 bei einigen Festivals in England, Deutschland, Spanien und Japan. 2007 erschien das Comeback-Album Beyond, das erste seit 1988, das in der Originalbesetzung aufgenommen wurde. Im Frühsommer 2009 folgte dann Farm, 2012 I Bet on Sky, 2016 Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.



JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[2]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1991Green MindUK36
(2 Wo.)UK
(6 Wo.)US
1993Where You BeenDE69
(7 Wo.)DE
(3 Wo.)UK
(15 Wo.)US
1994Without a SoundUK24
(2 Wo.)UK
(8 Wo.)US
1997Hand It OverUK82
(1 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US
(2 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)UK
(3 Wo.)US
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)UK
(4 Wo.)US
2012I Bet on SkyDE39
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(1 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
(2 Wo.)US
2016Give a Glimpse of What Yer NotDE18
(2 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(1 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US
2021Sweep It into SpaceDE9
(2 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(1 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US

Weitere Alben

  • Dinosaur (1985, Homestead Records / Merge Records)
  • You’re Living All Over Me (1987, SST / Merge Records)
  • Bug (1988, SST / Merge Records)
  • Fossils (Kompilation, 1991, SST)
  • Whatever’s Cool with Me (Kompilation, 1991, Sire)
  • BBC: In Session (1999, Strange Fruit)
  • Ear-Bleeding Country: The Best of Dinosaur Jr. (Best-of-Album, 2001, Rhino)
  • Bug: Live at the 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, June 2011 (Livealbum, 2012, Outer Battery Records)
  • Chocomel Daze (Livealbum, 2012, Merge Records)


Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartsChartplatzierungen[2]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1989Just Like Heaven
(3 Wo.)UK
1991The Wagon
(2 Wo.)UK
1992Get Me
(1 Wo.)UK
1993Start Choppin
(3 Wo.)UK
Out There
(2 Wo.)UK
1994Feel the Pain
(3 Wo.)UK
1995I Don’t Think So
(2 Wo.)UK
1997Take a Run at the Sun
(2 Wo.)UK


  • Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr. Dokumentarfilm, Deutschland 2020, 82 Min., Regie: Philipp Reichenheim[3][4]


  1. Dale Sherman: Black Diamond 2 - The Illustrated Collector’s Guide to Kiss, Collector’s Guide Publishing Inc., 1997, ISBN 1-896522-36-X, Seiten 78–80.
  2. a b Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US
  3. Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr. Dokumentarfilm (83 Min.) über die Alternative-Rockband Dinosaur Jr. in der Mediathek von WDR Fernsehen / Rockpalast, 2020. Regie: Philipp Reichenheim. Produktion: Stephan Holl, Antoinette Köster und Philipp Reichenheim. Co-Produktion: Dinosaur Jr. Inc. + J Mascis. Eine Produktion von Rapid Eye Movies (Köln), Virus Films (Philipp Reichenheim) und Dinosaur Jr. Inc.
  4. Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr. In: Film Festival Cologne. Abgerufen am 15. Mai 2021.


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