Dreams Come True

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. 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.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 9, 2011
    60
    A 1980s vibe predominates, at times in a most agreeable Japan-like kind of way; at times a disagreeably Phil Collinsy one. [Oct 2011, p.90]
  3. 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.
  4. Magnet
    Nov 11, 2011
    50
    The lack of focus and discernible melodies keeps CANT from being anything more than an interesting diversion. [#81, p. 53]
  5. Sep 21, 2011
    50
    The issue with Dreams Come True is not a lack of talent but a lack of time and focus.
  6. Sep 14, 2011
    50
    Dreams Come True is nothing if not well-produced and lovingly assembled. Problem is: there ain't no soul.
  7. Sep 9, 2011
    50
    This full-length debut confirms Taylor's love for Arthur Russell's underwater electronic grooves, but these fussy, avant-prog slow jams rarely come up for air.
  8. 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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  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. Full Review »