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  • Summary: Chris Taylor of the Brooklyn band Grizzly Bear releases his solo side project.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    80
    It's stunning stuff. The bar for the next Grizzly Bear album, already high after Veckatimist, is raised another notch. [Nov. 2011, p. 128]
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    80
    This focus on approachability over impenetrability makes Dreams Come True not only a welcoming debut, but a fantastic entry point into the more experimental side of electronic music.
  3. 70
    Overall, Taylor has tried his hand at electronic music, and succeeded. But are we surprised? No.
  4. Sep 14, 2011
    66
    Dreams Come True finds plenty of eclectic room in a deceptively small space.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    60
    It'd be unfair to tag Dreams Come True as merely a curio for Grizzly Bear fans. It's more than that--but only just.
  6. Sep 13, 2011
    58
    Dreams Come True throws in the towel, leaving the impression of a half-sketched idea that failed to materialize fully no matter how much it was fussed over.
  7. Oct 20, 2011
    40
    Taylor isn't pushing the limits of pop so much as flattening and stretching them out until they evaporate into nothingness. He creates a dreamy mood, but you may not be awake by the end.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 11, 2011
    10
    Seriously one of my favorite albums of the year. Champions a matured version of the chillwave sound, proudly displaying lo-fi influence, amongSeriously one of my favorite albums of the year. Champions a matured version of the chillwave sound, proudly displaying lo-fi influence, among songs as versatile in style as ranging from a psy-folk sound, to bare acoustic, to ambient or purely electronic in nature. Personally I enjoyed it more than any Grizzly Bear album, and am quite surprised by its relatively lukewarm reception. Expand