Beyond - Dinosaur Jr.
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  • Summary: 'Beyond' is the alt-rock band's first album with its original lineup--including J. Mascis and Lou Barlow--since 1988.
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
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  1. As usual, Mascis' guitar--a stirring strength, charming and expressive, a poignant power, is the star of this show--and as a whole unit, they haven’t sounded this good in about sixteen years.
  2. Though too long at 50 minutes, Beyond is an often thrilling reminder of this essential band's heyday.
  3. Amazingly, "Beyond" picks up where 1988's "Bug" left off, with only slightly more streamlined polish but with the old love of volume and excess still sweetly intact.
  4. With a sound closer to the Sire output than their SST days, Mascis throws around his best set of songs since Where You Been. [#17, p.84]
  5. 70
    Even the production on Beyond sounds plucked from the trio's Bug heyday. [May 2007, p.85]
  6. The spark that made initial albums such as Bug so special is still missing. [May 2007, p.123]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 28
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