To Dreamers - Kelley Stoltz
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The guitar riffs are appropriately fuzzy but a tad messy; the harmonies are well-placed but imperfect. Stoltz is a vintage enthusiast, but he's no copycat, and To Dreamers' best quality is his ability to reinterpret those sounds for an audience weaned on lo-fi albums.
  2. Oct 25, 2010
    60
    Who cares if Stoltz listens to the Kinks and Beatles too much when he sings like an angel?
  3. Stoltz's recreations are means to an end; he wants to write songs about good-old fashioned topics like falling in and out of love that sound fresh enough to make you play them over and over.
  4. It might be a bit too idealistic for some people, but these are songs with melodies in abundance, and appealing melodic and lyrical quirks.
  5. To Dreamers is one of Stoltz's most satisfying efforts to date, sounding bolder and more invigorated than nearly anything before it. Yet, when Stoltz sneers "Do you want to rock'n'roll with me?", exactly who's doing the asking gets a little lost in the tune's glammy shuffle.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    Not surprisingly, To Dreamers doesn't stray far from what's gone before. [Dec 2010, p.114]
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    70
    On his fifth full-length, this '60s-pop obsessive mostly ditches the balmy homemade chorales of his earlier work for folk-rock verities, crafting his tightest, fullest-sounding record yet.
  8. 60
    Kelley Stoltz is one of the millennium's great unsung auteurs. To Dreamers is frustrating though. [Nov 2010, p.102]
  9. Oct 26, 2010
    70
    Breathing a love lorn vitality into a batch of tunes that rank among his best, he makes obvious his big record collection, but even more than that, his bigger heart. [Fall 2010, p.63]
  10. 80
    Despite the scattered feel of the album, its individual components are undeniably solid and easy to listen to.

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