Dreams Come True


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 30, 2011
    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.
  2. Sep 12, 2011
    The result is disarmingly tender, adding a few heartfelt minutes of warmth and personal connection, something lacking in the rest of Dreams' gloss.
  3. Q Magazine
    Nov 8, 2011
    It's stunning stuff. The bar for the next Grizzly Bear album, already high after Veckatimist, is raised another notch. [Nov. 2011, p. 128]
  4. Sep 9, 2011
    Having heard Taylor's fingerprints over a dozen fine records, it's great to finally hear one that he can call his own.
  5. Sep 12, 2011
    Dreams Come True was never going to reach the near untouchable height of his canon, but you'd be hard pressed to map out a better first attempt to break free from that diamond-encrusted leash.
  6. 70
    Overall, Taylor has tried his hand at electronic music, and succeeded. But are we surprised? No.
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    Taylor doesn't get caught up in making his sounds too big, too large, or too much. He could, but he doesn't. He maintains control, doesn't get lost, and the result are nothing short of terrific.
  8. Sep 14, 2011
    There's plenty of interest here, then, but not enough to satisfy across a whole album.
  9. Sep 14, 2011
    Dreams Come True finds plenty of eclectic room in a deceptively small space.
  10. Sep 12, 2011
    The disparate parts align into a moody, liminal funk, orchestrating songs that obsess over a relationship irrevocably slipping away.
  11. Oct 11, 2011
    Dreams Come True will certainly appeal to anyone who enjoys their new wave artful and avant-garde, both of which are delivered in spades across this exceptional LP that will surely be lost on many Grizzly Bear fans looking for an extension of their sonic safety net.
  12. Although Dreams Come True is prone to fading into the background at points, part of the beauty is the understated nature CANT upholds.
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  1. Oct 11, 2011
    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 »