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Dose Your Dreams

Fucked Up

Dose Your Dreams

Fifth studio album by genre-bending Canadian hardcore punk outfit

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Merge
UK Release date
05/10/2018
US Release date
05/10/2018
  1. 10.0 |   music OMH

    Fucked Up have created a masterpiece that pushes boundaries, takes risks and delivers huge rewards
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  2. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    The fifth album from Toronto's Fucked Up, Dose Your Dreams could well be their best effort yet
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  3. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A record this willing to go the absolute distance to challenge expectations yet entertain and move so consistently should equally be heralded in such high regard, which in time, this will
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  4. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    The 18 eclectic tracks hang together because of a gleeful joie de vivre, and are the best songs of the band’s career
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  5. 9.0 |   Punk News

    By focusing outward and looking at hopes and dreams- what might be mankind’s most powerful strength- the band has been expanding past their initial boundaries and have set them self up for another golden era, which coincidentally, is what they themselves were aspiring to do with this very release
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  6. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Fucked Up have long ceased allowing themselves to be defined by something as stifling as genre
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  7. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Dose Your Dreams is by far the most over-the-top album the band have ever created and shows they aren't satisfied with pumping out subpar material or rehashing what they've done
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  8. 9.0 |   The 405

    A psychedelic, genre-hopping, narrative concept album, spanning 82 minutes over 18 tracks, Dose Your Dreams is staggering in its ambition, but also, miraculously, near-flawless in its execution
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  9. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Dose Your Dreams represents a new high-water mark for the band
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  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    High-octane treatise on the transcendent power of love and loud music. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   NME

    The Canadian six-piece are so much more than a hardcore punk band, as their multi-faceted fifth studio album proves
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  12. 8.0 |   Q

    A sprawling, ambitious 18-track behemoth, its size and constant stylistic shifts belies its cohesiveness. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There's variety like never before: bludgeoning tech-punk, disco beats and Screamadelica-era Primal Scream eruptions. That it exists is exhausting; that it works is extraordinary. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    Even with its hefty stature, this is still a great album that constantly evolves without hinting what it might try next
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  15. 8.0 |   DIY

    As beautiful as it is disarming
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  16. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's probably premature to call Dose Your Dreams Fucked Up's masterpiece, but most bands would be very lucky to make something this daring and accomplished once in their careers, let alone twice
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  17. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    The art-hardcore band’s fifth album is a dynamic departure for the group, a long, psychedelic, concept-heavy odyssey that dips into many genres along the way
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  18. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Dose Your Dreams proves they’ve got a deep enough bag of tricks—including a towering throng of endless overdubs and genre detours that sound as massive as the band’s ambitions—to make even conventionality sound compelling
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  19. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Anchored by Damian Abraham’s vocal barrage, Fucked Up crank through a wide-ranging repertoire of hardcore, punk, psych, krautrock and funk
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  20. 7.0 |   Crack

    Above all, though, it’s a record that proves Fucked Up are still guitar music’s greatest anything-goes innovators: punk in spirit, if not always in sound
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  21. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The Toronto punks embark on an adventurous odyssey that detours into AOR rock
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  22. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Ultimately, it’s an album to admire rather than love
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