Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 4, 2013
    80
    The album sometimes amazingly sounds as if the Zombies had reunited in 1980 for an album produced by the Buggles' Trevor Horn, resulting in a joyful, 50-minute orgasm of chamber pop jubilation.
  2. May 21, 2013
    50
    Young Dreams need to tap into this Nordic tradition and come up with something a little bit more compelling next time.
  3. Mar 11, 2013
    57
    The band’s songwriting chops are evident on Between Places, and it’s refreshing for a debut to err on the side of being too ambitious, when so many new indie bands nowadays suffer from the opposite problem. But the content of these songs doesn’t quite earn their epic execution.
  4. Mar 5, 2013
    70
    What raises Between Places above simple pastiche are the electronic flourishes and surges of pounding drums that pepper the album. [Apr 2013, p.79]
  5. Mar 12, 2013
    60
    Fortunately, the game of spot-the-influences swiftly gives way to more complex pleasures. [Apr 2013, p.113]
  6. Mar 6, 2013
    80
    Each track is ambitious and meticulously honed, gravitating around woozy melodies that lilt like palm trees in a West Coast breeze.
  7. Mar 4, 2013
    50
    For the most part, though, debut album Between Places cuts and pastes a series of well meaning but unengaging pop vignettes.
  8. Mar 7, 2013
    80
    The Norwegian band’s debut full-length Between Places drips with a youthful joie de vivre.
  9. 70
    If you like your summer pop to keep you on your toes then this is definitely for you. Otherwise this is an impressively ambitious if somewhat misguided debut from a band well worth keeping tabs on.
  10. Mar 4, 2013
    70
    Young Dreams have created a collection that compacts all the sunny sounds of youthful hopes and expectations into one blissful whole.
  11. Mar 18, 2013
    80
    A charming, optimistic LP, delivered with a smile.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 9, 2013
    8
    The instrumentation is often crowded and sometimes drowns the vocals, but it still manages to engage the listener to the end. Fun, temporarilyThe instrumentation is often crowded and sometimes drowns the vocals, but it still manages to engage the listener to the end. Fun, temporarily addictive album. Full Review »