Dreamland

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Fans of Led Zeppelin may not take to these stylistic changes well, but Plant's adventurous tendencies are well placed on the ten songs here.
  2. Uncut
    80
    A fine collection and a lesson in dignified maturity from which all former rock gods could learn. [Aug 2002, p.115]
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    An astonishing reassertion of relevance for Plant. [July 2002, p.118]
  4. The dynamic range of Plant's vocals may have narrowed, but his emotional range has only widened, with his singing intimate and detailed throughout.
  5. Overall, a nice trip back to Plant's British folk rock and American blues roots.
  6. Dreamland's lack of ambition doesn't translate into irrelevancy
  7. Mojo
    70
    [The] eight covers [are] all imaginatively and emotionally committed, six of them brilliantly so. [July 2002, p.96]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. F.ZIVKO
    Nov 14, 2003
    7
    An interesting, engaging effort, for sure. The selection of cover tunes seems apt to the current limitations of Plant's vocals. Prior to An interesting, engaging effort, for sure. The selection of cover tunes seems apt to the current limitations of Plant's vocals. Prior to the first listen, I had expected something more akin to Plant's phenomenally brilliant 1993 effort, Fate of Nations. However, most of the initial disappointment disappeared by the second listen. What is truly disappointing is the continued decline of Plant's range and texture. Yet, he still manages to come off as sounding (mostly) young and vital. The true gems here are Funny in my Mind, One more Cup of Coffee, Song to the Siren, and Darkness, Darkness. Without the tapestry of Plant's brilliant past, I might have been tempted to rate this one higher. Alas, he's not in his 20's anymore, and he seems to be avoiding the pretense of the chest-beating style he was known for, and making music appropriate to this stage of his life. As a HUGE longtime fan, I hope the next effort will be heavier. Full Review »
  2. LadyZeppelin
    Oct 15, 2002
    9
    Took a while to grow on me, but once it did...what a fine album.
  3. HeathB.
    Aug 17, 2002
    9
    Very tastefully done.