Dreams in the Rat House

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Alternative Press
    May 22, 2013
    80
    The best Shannon And The Clams record to date. [Jun 2013, p.98]
  2. May 22, 2013
    80
    Quite a few people are doing this kind of music in 2013; precious few are doing it this well.
  3. May 22, 2013
    71
    Dreams in the Rat House combines elements of their debut, I Wanna Go Home (particularly the off-the-cuff hijinks and threadbare fidelity), with the songwriting focus of their great second effort, Sleep Talk.
  4. Under The Radar
    Jun 13, 2013
    60
    There's a certain defiant spirit and explosive danger that noises its way through the "retro," thumbing its nose and daring you to call it just kitsch. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.97]
  5. May 30, 2013
    60
    Dreams In The Rat House isn’t as diverse or ambitious as its predecessor, Sleep Talk, but it shows an increasing ability to balance winsome harmonies, raucous drumming and jangly guitar riffs while maintaining the unvarnished punk quality that makes them irresistible.
  6. 60
    It’s Shaw’s seemingly uncontrollable voice that steals the show, finding powerful moments even in stale formats.
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  1. Aug 15, 2013
    7
    Shannon and the Clams combine retro pop with early punk rock, producing a rather unique sound.

    There are catchy guitar hooks and all-round
    Shannon and the Clams combine retro pop with early punk rock, producing a rather unique sound.

    There are catchy guitar hooks and all-round pleasant melodies which make this album stand out for me.
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