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. Nov 4, 2010
    80
    The minimal recordings (often just voice, guitar and piano) give proceedings an eerie feel, and Diamond's hurting vocals must be among the most emotional he has ever delivered.
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    80
    Dreams possesses the charm of a confident man who understands the beauty of pop music and the serious allure of emotional lyrics.
  3. Nov 1, 2010
    80
    This album is flush with easy-listening ballads, but they are often wondrously rearranged by Diamond, who continues to be a restless experimenter.
  4. Oct 29, 2010
    70
    In the US they're pitching this as Diamond's revelatory masterpiece, which is a bit rich considering he's performed covers often before, and his own best songs were as strong as anything here.
  5. Nov 8, 2010
    68
    Given his role as one of pop's most respected songwriters, Neil Diamond might be expected to fill a covers album with underappreciated obscurities by tunesmiths less highly regarded than he.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    Nov 1, 2010
    67
    There's a certain pleasure in hearing him refashion pop history in his sonorous, self-serious style. [Nov. 5, 2010, p. 71]

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