Dear John

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. SashaJ.
    Jul 21, 2009
    10
    Excellent. Traces of everything I hold dear in pop since the 80s- granddaddy, sufjan stevens, dm stith, even hot chip.
  2. PaulH.
    Aug 15, 2009
    10
    The first release of 2009 that puts all the pieces together to make a flawless impact - the most sublime offering that transcends his previous work and pencils him in as a true innovator.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Loney Dear’s latest, Dear John, is an endearing slice of small sigh indie-pop, well ornamented and too cute by half.
  2. There are definite up moments in Dear John, but the odd mix of Svanängen's meandering melodies and melancholic vocals mixed with the bizarre samples and synths makes for a concoction that will either be adored or thrown out of a window in disgust.
  3. What makes Dear John stronger than last year's Loney, Noir, then, is Svananen's ability to compensate for his shortcomings with arrangements that reference his disparate influences