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So When You Gonna...

Dream Wife

So When You Gonna...

Second album of angular indie-pop from the London-based trio

ADM rating[?]

7.3

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UK Release date
03/07/2020
US Release date
03/07/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Full of prodigious riffs, intoxicating vocals and a narrative you just can't ignore, So When You Gonna… exemplifies just what happens when talent meets passion
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  2. 9.0 |   Clash

    With a limitless blend of genres, there are songs that your pop princess can access alongside her punk sister, uniting them in their struggle
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Dream Wife remain an unstoppable and empowering force
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Though it's very different from Dream Wife, So When You Gonna… is just as genuine, and the duality in Dream Wife's music only makes them a more interesting, and more relevant, band
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    It’s a bold step forward in developing a more sophisticated sound and refusing to retread old ground
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Heartfelt and unapologetically outspoken
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It would be too flippant to say that this is just another protest record, for here is an avant-garde experiment that gets across a political message wrapped attractively in pop tones
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  8. 8.0 |   Upset

    Dream Wife are not in the mood to be holding anything back
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    The outspoken Brighton punks are back to finish what they started, smashing the patriarchy with hooks and excoriating, witty lyrical missives
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A fascinating and expansive collection from a singular band really coming into their own
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  11. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Throughout the running time of “So, When You Gonna…” Dream Wife tackle such topics as such as abortion, miscarriage, and gender equality and done in such a way that their point of view comes across in the clearest way
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  12. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The garage-punk trio sound cathartic, if slightly less urgent, on their sophomore record
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  13. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    A carefree pop world charged with anti-patriarchal attitude
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  14. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The band’s desire to change the world one slogan at a time is undimmed, but some listeners might want to know when they’re gonna… effectively evolve their musical style to match their ambition
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  15. 6.0 |   DIY

    When it works, it’s magical. But too often on this second outing, it doesn’t
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  16. 4.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    If there’s a saving grace to be found on So When You Gonna… it’s how beautifully in sync the band is when they harmonize, like on “U Do U”; they unite on the chorus and it genuinely shimmers
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  17. 4.0 |   A.V. Club

    'So When You Gonna…' delivers nothing of the promise that the band suggested with their debut release
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