Album
Kaleidoscope Dream
Critic Reviews
User Reviews
Artist
Miguel

Kaleidoscope Dream by Miguel

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Ranking: #13 / 708
USER SCORE
81
Based on
50 ratings


WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Try & Buy
Amazon
iTunes
Spotify
Rdio
Share & Discuss

CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. CLUB

On his bolder follow-up, Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel takes full advantage of his new commercial standing by abandoning genre conventions altogether. 

84
PITCHFORK

Emerging unscathed from middling mainstream performance, Kaleidoscope Dream sounds, at its utmost, natural and easy, an artist set free to do what he wants and proving himself every bit the unique voice his debut seemed to deny.

80
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

Nothing shrouds Miguel and his directives, and worries, and prayers, and cat calls — it’s all there, full of light and love, refracting through a kaleidoscope of rocks glasses, rainy windshields, and blood-shot eyes.

80
POPMATTERS

It may not blindly take the artistic risks of Channel Orange, but it’s a more consistently enjoyable album than Frank Ocean’s magnum opus.

75
UNDER THE RADAR

There's an upfront quality to his words that tiptoes the line between sexy and silly, raunchy and ridiculous; if it weren't for a sense that each line is uttered with utmost honesty, he'd be hard to take seriously. 

70
FACT MAGAZINE

In its finished form, Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream is a testament to his evolved songwriting, reverence to the past, and refusal to be pigeonholed.

USER REVIEWS

85

Best Tracks:Adorn, Don't Look Back, Use Me, Kaleidoscope Dream, The Trill, Where's The Fun in Forever, Arch & Point, Candles In The Sun
Worst Track: Do You?
Overrated: Do You?
Underrated: Arch & Point

82

Such a beautiful R'n'B album!Strange and extraterrestial-like sounds and a relaxing voice!
One of the best in 2012!

86

" Ahh, le-le-le-let it dress you down " Miguel

#12
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
#14
Voices From the Lake
Voices From the Lake

MORE ALBUMS BY MIGUEL


Missing an album by Miguel? Click here to add it to the site.
Listen: Miguel: "Simplethings", From "Girls"
Watch: Sky Ferreira – “I Blame Myself” Video
Video: Real Estate - "Crime"
Album Stream: Future - "Honest"
Listen: Swans - "Oxygen"
Listen: Twin Shadow - "To the Top"
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share new track "Eurydice"

DETAILS

RELEASED: October 2, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: RCA
GENRE: R&B
TAGS

END OF YEAR LISTS
# 13 - A.V. Club
# 5 - AllMusic
# 24 - BBC
# 40 - Cokemachineglow
# 18 - Consequence of Sound
# 12 - Exclaim!
# 38 - FACT Magazine
# 9 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 14 - Obscure Sound
# 5 - Pazz and Jop
# 23 - Pitchfork
# 37 - PopMatters
# 31 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 5 - SPIN
# 36 - Spinner
# 12 - Stereogum
# 11 - The Guardian
TRACK LIST
  1. Adorn 
  2. Don't Look Back 
  3. Use Me 
  4. Do You... 
  5. Kaleidoscope Dream 
  6. The Thrill 
  7. How Many Drinks? 
  8. Where's The Fun In Forever 
  9. Arch & Point 
  10. Pussy Is Mine 
  11. Candles In The Sun
comments powered by Disqus


Added on: October 3, 2012