Shut Up I Am Dreaming - Sunset Rubdown
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the band led by Spencer Krug (who can also be found in both Wolf Parade and Frog Eyes).
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The poetry is too good, the gloom too cached in symbolism and fine melodies to feel trite or melodramatic.
  2. The cumulative effect of Shut Up I Am Dreaming surpasses "I'll Believe in Anything"'s ostensible perfection. That's a brilliant song, yes, but this a brilliant album, ballooning with those sorts of moments on repeat.
  3. The sobering after-party to Wolf Parade’s debut.
  4. Spencer Krug has clearly established himself as a singular talent in any given guise, group, or effort.
  5. Even with a few overdone songs, though, Shut Up I Am Dreaming is a solid effort.
  6. There are a number of mediocre ideas that are drawn out a bit too long.
  7. Shut Up’s biggest downfall is it’s speed, or lack thereof. The songs lilt and twirl with Krug’s yelp, xylophones and processed guitars, but rarely does the pace exceed ballad-like levels.

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  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jun 13, 2013
    I can't say I'm the biggest fan of this album, I can't even say I'm a huge fan of this band. Some tracks on this record really linger and twiddle around with no real payoff. Not to mention the vocals in some aspects are truly awful. Their are a couple silver linings to be exploited though. The closing track is fantastic, and the instrumentation is spot on, but Spencer Krug just doesn't sound emotionally invested in it as he should.

    All In All, Shut Up I Am Dreaming has a few great ideas, but ultimately falls under it's own weight of ambition. C

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