Trouble In Dreams

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 60
    Dan Bejar is in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" mode: He's made an album that sounds nearly identical to the one before it. [Apr 2008, p.78]
  2. I’ll be as straightforward in my assessment of his Trouble in Dreams as I can: this is his tenth solo album of the same old shit.
  3. Q Magazine
    40
    {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]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. jyotirmayaD.
    Apr 29, 2008
    7
    I like this album a little better than "Rubies" because it doesn't use the same chord refrains throughout the whole of the album as I like this album a little better than "Rubies" because it doesn't use the same chord refrains throughout the whole of the album as "rubies" did. It was almost like all of the songs had the same music. Now with "Trouble..." we get a more pin-pointed variegated sound, but we don't get any of the lush arrangements which made "Rubies" so damn good to listen to. I am going to have to go to my itunes and create a mix of the two albums and compile one excellent album to my liking. And I am happy that I can do that !!! Full Review »
  2. Sean
    Apr 23, 2008
    9
    The overall metacritic score has it right. Not as great as the previous Destroyer record, but better than most of the music out there now.
  3. Jeremy
    Apr 19, 2008
    7
    It's okay. Almost completely hit and miss the whole way through. "Foam Hands" is easily the best track. And you're high if you It's okay. Almost completely hit and miss the whole way through. "Foam Hands" is easily the best track. And you're high if you think this is better than "Destroyer's Rubies" (I'm looking at you, Hartford Courant). Full Review »