All Is Dream

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2001
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20

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  1. HenryH.
    May 25, 2002
    8
    Similar to Deserter's Songs, though not a breakthrough. Less fragile,surprisingly lovely.
  2. NealM.
    Dec 20, 2001
    10
    Absolutely amazing.
  3. WodekS.
    Oct 25, 2001
    9
    All is rock. A triumph.
  4. rogerthato
    Oct 21, 2006
    2
    Am I the only person who thinks the production on this sounds unreasonably cheesy? All the instruments sound like midi, which - whether or not they are meant to sound that way - ruin the otherwise decent songs. It's very frustrating to listen to.
  5. Ulrich
    Aug 11, 2008
    5
    Never has a 'rock' album rocked as little as this! There is a lot of fanatical Rev fans so they must do something right......i just find them really boring! I can understand comparisons with The Flaming Lips who make similar music but with less annoying vocals and with a likability and personality that the rev seem to lack. Whereas the Lips can evoke and convey emotions and Never has a 'rock' album rocked as little as this! There is a lot of fanatical Rev fans so they must do something right......i just find them really boring! I can understand comparisons with The Flaming Lips who make similar music but with less annoying vocals and with a likability and personality that the rev seem to lack. Whereas the Lips can evoke and convey emotions and feelings that can be quite profound, i find the Rev convey feelings that are merely abstract which for me removes the humanity from the music and therefore dulls its impact. ps. note to "E Online"........mercury rev sound fuck all like Built to Spill..........ridiculous comment. Expand
  6. PeterM
    Dec 9, 2004
    9
    Great album!

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Though their approach hasn't changed from the radically orchestral turn of 1998's Deserter's Songs, these songs are far more personal than their last set.
  2. Mercury Rev has not only matched the Herculean effort of Deserter's Songs, they've surpassed it.
  3. Moody, majestic, and unpredictable, All Is Dream plays like Deserter's Songs' evil twin, polarizing that album's gently trippy, symphonic pop into paranoid and exuberant extremes.