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  • Summary: Dan Bejar, the New Pornographer member, releases his ninth album.
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
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  1. Destroyer has clearly picked up where it left off and the music on this eleven song album is utterly exceptional.
  2. Destroyer sounds focused as a band this time out, but there's an uneasiness at play in songs that tend to wander.
  3. The grandness Sheff describes is all over Trouble in Dreams like a paint polish, and 'The State' is the only instance in which it falls a bit flat.
  4. Many, many gosh-darn dudes go in for the "vaguely weird indie-rock music with oblique lyrics" schtick, and yet it's still an utter joy to hear Dan Bejar do it.
  5. Trouble In Dreams is full of amazing poetic adventures which could never flourish in the harsh light of the public eye.
  6. Though it has its strong and weak points, Trouble In Dreams will no doubt receive well-deserved commendation. As a whole, however, it is the result of a grand but imperfect design (which, as we all know, has merit of its own).
  7. {Bejar's] fondness for drenching songs in production so muddy that they end up as little more than smears of noise. [May 2008, p.130]

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