Dream Cave - Cloud Control
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 23, 2013
    80
    Dream Cave is one of those albums that unfolds like origami, each song revealing itself as its own unique world within an overarching, carefully-crafted universe.
  2. Sep 16, 2013
    80
    There's a pleasing, high-pitched ache to frontman Alister Wright's vocals, and an ambivalent feeling has the album sliding between 70s rock-hippy sweetness (with its full-band harmonies and Fleetwood Mac-style flourishes) and moodier fare.
  3. 75
    On the whole, this is a wonderful album, and a suitable follow-up to Bliss Release.
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    70
    While there are certainly no grand overarching themes designed to tie the whole album together, the collection has a coherent unity both musically and lyrically which more conceptually defined and led works would struggle to match.
  5. Sep 16, 2013
    70
    With just the right balance of brooding and brightness, Dream Cave is one of those albums that seems tailor-made for rainy day reflection, with Cloud Control giving listeners just the push they need to go into their own heads and look around for a bit.
  6. Sep 16, 2013
    70
    This eclecticism of emotion expressed instrumentally and lyrically is indicative of a matured songwriting style, and absorbs the listener at every turn.
  7. Dec 4, 2013
    65
    There are dodgy moments but it all makes for a passable record. [Nov-Dec 2013, p.94]
  8. Oct 11, 2013
    60
    Not all of it works but tracks such as the duskily euphoric Dojo Rising; Moonrabbit, all sunny, West Coast harmonies; and Ice Age Heatwave, which sparkles on a soundscape of otherworldly guitars, are epic in both sound and ambition. [Nov 2013, p.102]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 21, 2013
    6
    Cloud Control have a carefully controlled yet immediately forgettable sound. The sound is slightly stretched on this album, though is saved byCloud Control have a carefully controlled yet immediately forgettable sound. The sound is slightly stretched on this album, though is saved by the depth of vocals and the variety on offer. Full Review »