• Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2011
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 119 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 119

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  1. Nov 21, 2012
    5
    It's an occasionally warm, nostalgic collection of songs. While you're there it's great, but once you start looking forward again you forget all of it, save for a gorgeous opener and closer along with the successful, killer single.
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    6
    While songs like Midnight City and Year One, One UFO are instant grabbers, the rest of the album doesn't have much going on that Anthony Gonzalez hasn't already done. It's still a good album, but some of the tracks have too much shoegazing and not enough of the angsty-ness that made the last two albums classics.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Jan 3, 2012
    80
    Gonzalez paints broad strokes on this vast musical landscape, and although a wee long, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming may be his conceptual masterpiece.
  2. Dec 22, 2011
    60
    The trade-off for this grandiloquent approach is that some of the songcraft has been swept away in the surge. [Nov 2011, p.93]
  3. 83
    Gonzalez wraps both hooks and hallucinations in bubbly melodies only occasionally bogged down by murky sprawl. [28 Oct 2011, p.73]