Dreams

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2010
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Mojo
    Dec 14, 2010
    60
    A third Rick Rubin-produced album -- cover versions but the comeback continues. [Jan. 2011, p. 97]
  2. Nov 30, 2010
    60
    Diamond's song selection will hardly shake anyone's world – two each by the Beatles and Randy Newman – but he has the vocal power to make many cuts his own.
  3. Nov 2, 2010
    60
    As a whole, Dreams is a bleak affair, Diamond sounding often forlorn and beaten, most notably on a morose, slowed down reimagining of his own 1966 tune, I'm A Believer, which became The Monkees' biggest success.
  4. Nov 1, 2010
    60
    Like most covers sets, this is a mixed bag, and it's for the hardcore Diamond fan more than those who admire Home Before Dark, 12 Songs, or his work from the '60s through the mid-'70s.
  5. Nov 12, 2010
    58
    There isn't a bad song--well, apart from "Alone Again (Naturally)"--or a tacky arrangement on the album, but the material suffers from excessive familiarity.
  6. 50
    It's such a disappointment when something you hope is going to be great is, well, such a disappointment. That's the case with Dreams, the latest album from Neil Diamond.
  7. Q Magazine
    Dec 22, 2010
    40
    It isn't just that it's (mostly) a covers album, more that so many of the selections are so uninspired. [Jan 2011, p.139]

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