Dream On - Ital
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 13, 2012
    80
    Dream On moves in pretty similar territory to Hive Mind and with almost as much flair.
  2. The record touches on new tonal and structural territories, however incremental, while maneuvering within the same basic framework laid out in Ital's debut.
  3. Nov 13, 2012
    75
    Dream On finds him utilizing the computer-processed end of his sound with a newly savage intensity.
  4. Nov 13, 2012
    74
    Ital's sense of abrasion and his notion of groove are both finely tuned, so it's all for the best when they work in parallel.
  5. Feb 26, 2013
    70
    The core of Dream On though is an album, and a good, if imperfect, one at that. It’s an LP worth exploring with the cultural filters both turned on and off.
  6. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    Its best tracks suggest a similarly abrasive, exploratory and jammed on the fly approach to House music [as Jamal Moss].
  7. Nov 15, 2012
    70
    This lack of clear signposts can make navigating the nightmare-laden second half of Dream On a bit more difficult as the sound effects pile up and the tracks get denser.
  8. Nov 15, 2012
    70
    These are soundscapes rather than tracks.
  9. Nov 21, 2012
    60
    Vocals are stretched and warped, beats submerged into icy baths. [Dec 2012, p.94]
  10. Nov 14, 2012
    60
    As with Hive Mind, the record's most interesting moments are its briefest, almost as if Martin-McCormick's strongest ideas are the implied ones, the unrealised ones.
  11. Nov 13, 2012
    60
    There's nothing tender here; clever it may be, but too clever for its own good.

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