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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Ben Schneider folk rock project.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jun 4, 2013
    100
    Sounding classic on arrival, Lonesome Dreams is certainly the best album of its kind since Damien Jurado’s Maraqopa.
  2. Jan 10, 2013
    80
    Ultimately, God is less in the details, here, and Lonesome Dreams' success lies largely in the irrefutably vaulting sweep of the music and the ineffable air of melancholy-dented redemption which it so effectively conjures.
  3. Under The Radar
    Nov 30, 2012
    75
    A considerable amount of Lonesome Dreams' charm, however, emanates from the record's bric-a-brac percussion, and it's what gives each track its unique complexion. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.123]
  4. Oct 25, 2012
    67
    Ben Schneider opens himself up to collaboration, even recording with a band, but his songwriting still merits a singular interface with the listener.
  5. Mojo
    Feb 6, 2013
    60
    It sounds like the soundtrack to an odd dream about a Western film. [Mar 2013, p.96]
  6. Oct 26, 2012
    60
    Even with the cultural grandiosity described here, in many ways, Lord Huron's music is pretty standard Americana fair: catchy twang through a hazy lens.
  7. Jan 22, 2013
    50
    A patchy debut effort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 5, 2013
    10
    Stumbled upon these guys, listened to 15 seconds of the first song and subsequently bought the entire album. Wasn't disappointed, this albumStumbled upon these guys, listened to 15 seconds of the first song and subsequently bought the entire album. Wasn't disappointed, this album is transportive. Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2019
    10
    Stumbled upon them by chance when the album first came out and have been hooked ever since. The music is great and the vocals are perfect butStumbled upon them by chance when the album first came out and have been hooked ever since. The music is great and the vocals are perfect but what really grabs me is the deeper meaning behind each song. Expand
  3. Apr 28, 2021
    10
    ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵒⁿᵍ ⁱˢ ˢᵒ ᵇᵉᵃᵘᵗⁱᶠᵘˡ
  4. Jan 5, 2013
    9
    I think Lord Huron took a page from Yeasayer and Fleet Foxes and came up with a beautiful album. Not a bad song on the whole thing. In factI think Lord Huron took a page from Yeasayer and Fleet Foxes and came up with a beautiful album. Not a bad song on the whole thing. In fact this quickly became my favorite album. It has a nice mixture of strong vocals and touch of psychedelic sounds mixed with beautiful melodies and beautiful lyrics. Expand