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  • Summary: The fifth studio release from the Tom DeLonge-led alternative rock band was co-written and co-produced with former Nine Inch Nails drummer Ilan Rubin.

Top Track

The Wolfpack
No bother, climb to it, and call out, canary Don't worry, just grab it, or somethin', abuse it My vision, a forest, a lot here, to carry Slide over,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Dec 22, 2014
    90
    The Dream Walker tempers its aggression with songwriting nuance and emotional clarity.
  2. Dec 16, 2014
    80
    The story line is not for the squeamish, but the music often has an exhilarating power.
  3. Dec 16, 2014
    70
    Although parts of the album’s lower key, electronica-laced back end get a little overawed by the grandeur of the project they accompany, for the most part this is Angels & Airwaves at their most ballsy and creative.
  4. Dec 16, 2014
    60
    Texturally, there's not much of a surprise but The Dream Walker does have its own distinct momentum.
  5. Dec 16, 2014
    40
    The Dream Walker comes laced with the feeling that, of all the various multimedia forms that make up the Angels & Airwaves project, it’s sadly the music that is the weakest link.
  6. Kerrang!
    Jan 8, 2015
    40
    There are points at which this all feels a little hollow. [6 Dec 2014, p.52]
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  1. Jul 2, 2015
    9
    I've always liked AVA but never "loved" them, per se. They've always kept it safe and many of their songs sounded the same. Then they came outI've always liked AVA but never "loved" them, per se. They've always kept it safe and many of their songs sounded the same. Then they came out with Love, which was better, but nothing to write home about either. I then heard they were releasing this album and didn't expect much, but it definitely exceeded my expectations. They have grown and matured a lot and moved away from their generic sound they grew close to. It was daring for them and it paid off. These are all the best songs of their careers. "Kiss With a Spell" and "The Wolfpack" are wonderful! They've always had a "space rock" sound but it seemed pretentious. The Dream Walker, however, is free of pretension. Expand