10 Dinosaur Jr Beyond
FAT POSSUM 2007, £13.18
You Say: “Made good all the bitterness, and a fantastic record to boot. Rolled back the decades.” Ollie Lloyd, via e-mail Few bands seemed less likely to reform than the original line-up of Dinosaur Jr, whose nearly-two-decades of fractious spite had played out across backstage tantrums, acrimonious lawsuits and the occasional unguarded lyric (Barlow’s mea culpa The Freed Pig). But, following their successful reunion tours a couple of years earlier, J, Lou and Murph cut their first album of new material in almost 20 years. And if Beyond owed as much to the group’s post-Lou Sire output as to their original trilogy of albums, it was of a standard that did the remainder of their discography proud – the sound of a band not merely revived, but revivified.