Lonesome Dreams

  • Record Label: Iamsound
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2012
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Uncut
    Jan 3, 2013
    80
    Its cavernous production, Massed campfire guitars and rolling melodies conjure prairies, river and mountains from shore to shining shore. [Feb 2013, p.75]
  2. Oct 9, 2012
    70
    It's ambitious, beguiling stuff.
  3. Under The Radar
    Nov 30, 2012
    75
    A considerable amount of Lonesome Dreams' charm, however, emanates from the record's bric-a-brac percussion, and it's what gives each track its unique complexion. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.123]
  4. Magnet
    Oct 10, 2012
    65
    His conspicuous over-reliance on the same, tired lyrical themes does the record in, highlighting just how short on variety the LP is. [No. 92, p.55]
  5. Jan 10, 2013
    80
    Ultimately, God is less in the details, here, and Lonesome Dreams' success lies largely in the irrefutably vaulting sweep of the music and the ineffable air of melancholy-dented redemption which it so effectively conjures.
  6. Oct 9, 2012
    74
    Impeccably crafted, Lonesome Dreams sets out into the sun, toward shores far and away.
  7. 70
    If the music grew much gauzier, it would cloy. But for most of the album, Lord Huron stays poised precisely at the edge of weightlessness.
  8. Oct 25, 2012
    67
    Ben Schneider opens himself up to collaboration, even recording with a band, but his songwriting still merits a singular interface with the listener.
  9. Jan 14, 2013
    80
    The production of his debut is appropriately epic, its echoing acoustic guitars and yearning, Fleet Foxy vocals mixed with cowboy cattle calls and Pawnee chants.
  10. Jun 4, 2013
    100
    Sounding classic on arrival, Lonesome Dreams is certainly the best album of its kind since Damien Jurado’s Maraqopa.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 5, 2013
    10
    Stumbled upon these guys, listened to 15 seconds of the first song and subsequently bought the entire album. Wasn't disappointed, this albumStumbled upon these guys, listened to 15 seconds of the first song and subsequently bought the entire album. Wasn't disappointed, this album is transportive. Full Review »
  2. Jan 5, 2013
    9
    I think Lord Huron took a page from Yeasayer and Fleet Foxes and came up with a beautiful album. Not a bad song on the whole thing. In factI think Lord Huron took a page from Yeasayer and Fleet Foxes and came up with a beautiful album. Not a bad song on the whole thing. In fact this quickly became my favorite album. It has a nice mixture of strong vocals and touch of psychedelic sounds mixed with beautiful melodies and beautiful lyrics. Full Review »