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  • Summary: With the end of LCD Soundsystem, Nancy Whang becomes a full-time member of Juan Maclean's synth-pop project for the duo's third full-length studio release.
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A Simple Design
t takes a lot of effort To hold on to all your rules It can take years to fight movement It can take years off you! Out I've been good... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Sep 12, 2014
    90
    In A Dream is brand new, but has the feel of a timeless dance record, the kind of record that is pulled from the crate on the most special (and danceable) of occasions.
  2. Sep 22, 2014
    80
    It’s an album that will make your heart swell with joy in a club or will make your lip quiver with emotion on headphones in your bedroom. There are few dance producers who possess the skills to harness both these feelings and John Maclean has managed this masterfully here.
  3. Q Magazine
    Sep 4, 2014
    80
    It's clear that MacLean and Whang have never sounded better. [Oct 2014, p.112]
  4. Oct 13, 2014
    80
    With In A Dream, Maclean and Whang have crafted some of most expertly tuneful music of their career.
  5. 75
    And while that album [Less Than Human] started the ethereal journey, In a Dream powers those elements into something superhuman.
  6. Oct 13, 2014
    70
    In A Dream is certainly not going to alienate those who adored The Future Will Come, yet it should be said there are notable points of evolution--most importantly Whang's prominence and the diversity of Maclean's songwriting. But it is difficult to place this above The Future Will Come, as despite the brilliance that Whang radiates throughout, there are up to three songs that sap momentum with their lack of vim.
  7. Sep 18, 2014
    50
    Essentially what the Juan MacLean have here is a straightforward pop album, but as with the worst pop albums, the amount of filler overwhelms the killer.

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  1. Sep 23, 2014
    6
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