Beyond It's been 20 years since Dinosaur Jr.'s innovative You're Living All Over Me , a 34-minute blast of Neil Young-inspired guitar frenzy that blended punk… Beyond It's been 20 years since Dinosaur Jr.'s innovative You're Living All Over Me , a 34-minute blast of Neil Young-inspired guitar frenzy that blended punk… 2007-05-01 Dinosaur Jr. Rock
Music Review

Beyond (2007)

'BEYOND' AND BACK The classic lineup of Dinosaur Jr. (Murph, Mascis, and Barlow) once again roams the earth
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'BEYOND' AND BACK The classic lineup of Dinosaur Jr. (Murph, Mascis, and Barlow) once again roams the earth
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 01, 2007; Lead Performance: Dinosaur Jr.; Genre: Rock

It's been 20 years since Dinosaur Jr.'s innovative You're Living All Over Me, a 34-minute blast of Neil Young-inspired guitar frenzy that blended punk with classic rock. Can this reunion album — the first since 1988 with original bassist Lou Barlow — live up to Living? Of course not. But it's still worth hearing, with J Mascis' guitar as blistering as ever and the group's considerable energy undiminished. Though too long at 50 minutes, Beyond is an often thrilling reminder of this essential band's heyday. B+

Originally posted May 22, 2007 Published in issue #936 Jun 01, 2007 Order article reprints