Trouble In Dreams

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2008
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22

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  1. MattA.
    Mar 20, 2008
    6
    Have to agree with the cokemachineglow counterpoint (although not quite to that extent). Rubies was Bejar's best album just because of the instrumentation. This album reverts back to, like the aforementioned review said, what he has always done, and it is just isn't that interesting or listenable. And yes, his "la la la la" choruses make me want to cut my ears off.
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. Alternative Press
    80
    He's free to let his freak flag fly with Destroyer, and Trouble in Dreams doesn't disappoint. [Apr 2008, p.152]
  2. 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.
  3. 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]