Dormarion

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Apr 2, 2013
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Apr 9, 2013
    60
    With three similar, enjoyable albums of sunny indie rock/power pop under his belt, with Dormarion, Lerner may have reached the end of this particular avenue of sonic exploration.
  2. Apr 3, 2013
    60
    There's more of the same on Dormarion, the singing drummer's reliably affable third album for Merge, which has a little something for everyone, but stops short of total engagement, like a slightly too tipsy party host.
  3. 60
    Dormarion [is] his most mature album yet, and proves Lerner to be one of the more talented young indie pop acts out there today.
  4. 50
    At each fork in the road, instead of going one way or another, Lerner takes the fork.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 18, 2013
    8
    Telekinesis, the project fronted by Michael Benjamin Lerner, returns with third album Dormarion and it picks up right where predecessor 12Telekinesis, the project fronted by Michael Benjamin Lerner, returns with third album Dormarion and it picks up right where predecessor 12 Desperate Straight Lines leaves off. When it comes to power indie pop it really doesn’t get much better than Telekinesis. 2011’s 12 Desperate Straight Lines was a break up record that drew you in with its happy go lucky melodies and big hooks while Lerner sang about some heartbreaking Dormarion finds Lerner doing much of the same type of music, but with much more positive subject matter. Former producer, Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, is gone and in his place Spoon’s Jim Eno fills and does a great job....

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  2. Apr 9, 2013
    7
    First Telekinesis album had bigger wow-effect than this. Dormarion is good and strong album, but for me it doesn´t have any surprisingFirst Telekinesis album had bigger wow-effect than this. Dormarion is good and strong album, but for me it doesn´t have any surprising elements.That´s why I gave 7 from 10. So, if you liked old Telekinesis then probably you will love Dormarion as well. And if I have to point out my favorite track from this album, I would say Wires. Full Review »