Free Dimensional

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. It's shiny but fluffy, and sure to be a disappointment to those hoping that O'Regan could build on the promise of Special Affectations.
  2. Nov 15, 2012
    60
    The production is much bigger, and his songwriting more assertive and hook-heavy. Unfortunately, the awkward charm and intimacy of his early efforts are missed.
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    50
    It's both hip-hop fashionable and cheesy banal packed into one vibrant and romantic spree.
  4. Oct 30, 2012
    60
    These songs feel more accessible and much less significant. There are a few tracks here that reanimate that sense of excitement which permeated his previous record but they are few and far between.
  5. Oct 29, 2012
    58
    Free Dimensional feels like a sequel [to debut album, Special Affections], more professional, calculated, and occasionally satisfying, ultimately lacking the anything-goes magic that called for a sequel in the first place.
  6. 50
    An un-ironic effort rooted in genuine curiosity of another era, but one that ultimately offers little that a dusty Madonna or Duran Duran compilation CD doesn't.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 17, 2012
    8
    Yes, Free Dimensional is a whole lot more polished and well produced than Special Affections. It is still very fun and at some points, evenYes, Free Dimensional is a whole lot more polished and well produced than Special Affections. It is still very fun and at some points, even introspective. Diamond Rings may at times, sing with less vulnerability and emotions but the tunes are hook-laden and produced with an eighties touch. Lyrically, the album is not as deep as Special Affections and at times, quite comical - one two, love you, three four five love you more... While I was not too sure about his rapping on two songs, it was nonetheless brave attempts. Enjoy this and not get so serious. Full Review »
  2. Oct 31, 2012
    9
    fantastic indie-pop follow up to his debut album. love so many different tracks, always hard to pick a favorite but Runaway Love and Day &fantastic indie-pop follow up to his debut album. love so many different tracks, always hard to pick a favorite but Runaway Love and Day & Night stand out lately. Full Review »