- A Fever Dream

Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 18 reviews
2017 Rank: #84 / 441
USER SCORE
79
Based on
43 ratings

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95
The 405

An album that unflinchingly surveys the personal and societal tolls that the year’s seismic shifts in national and global politics have taken, all whilst continuing to push at the borders of what a pop song can be.

90
Exclaim!

Everything Everything continue to push their creativity and abilities as a group on A Fever Dream, shifting and adapting their sound while retaining their knack for melody, challenging rhythms and standout lyricism.

90
Drowned in Sound

Over the top? Yeah. Misanthropic? Frequently. Inspiring? Bloody hell, yes. One of our best – certainly one of our most interesting – bands has played another blinder.

87
GIGsoup

A more polished and focussed album than their previous efforts, 'A Fever Dream' is a triumph of eclectic sounds and memorable lyrics that makes for their best album yet.

85
The Line of Best Fit

It’s an exciting and very cohesive addition to an increasingly sprawling back catalogue. It expands an overarching narrative that becomes clearer, angrier, and more relatable with each step.

85
Under The Radar

A Fever Dream contains not just the most focused, polished songwriting of the band's career, but also some tender, sincere balladry, a new look for them.

80
The Skinny
Intrinsically critical, the album delivers the band’s message via their consistently experimental approach to genre, striving for uniqueness in an oversubscribed marketplace.
80
The Guardian

In its subtler, more sophisticated moments, A Fever Dream is an astounding album: anxiety-inducing, perhaps, but also appropriate.

80
AllMusic

Altogether, A Fever Dream is confrontational, warped, emotionally and aurally high-contrast, and full of turmoil, but reliable in its infectiousness.

80
DIY

It’s an intense, dizzy trip that takes quite some digesting, but with brilliant results.

80
Clash

Bold, uncompromising and totally EE, ‘A Fever Dream’ further cements the idea that the Manchester outfit will one day be considered as one of art-pop’s true greats.

80
NME

Fortunately they’ve couched each depressing mess in some of their most bombastic and beautiful melodies to date.

80
musicOMH

Four albums in finds them throughout Fever Dream constantly challenging musical and cultural conventions.

71
Pitchfork

A rare example of indie-rock insurrection in Britain, A Fever Dream—darkly glamorous, flamboyantly appalled—is a fine monument to the nation’s despair.

70
God Is in the TV

A Fever Dream continues Everything Everything praise-worthy wordplay, powerful commentary and quirky mix of modern terminology meets erudite phrases.

65
Northern Transmissions

Taking clever notes from artists like Major Lazer in their mix of beats and quirky instrumentation, “A Fever Dream” has a weird EDM pop drive to its sound that’s all too infectious. Even when the lyrics slip out of their catchier moments, the drive is too addictive to give up.

60
No Ripcord

Everything Everything continue to convey their bottomless ideas effortlessly, chained to the rhythm, even if their dizzying dance is beginning to show signs of fatigue.

60
Crack Magazine

There are moments of innovation as A Fever Dream ends, winding down with glitchy samples and muted ambient production. But for the most part Everything Everything bizarrely sound like club remix versions of their own songs.

Aug 17, 2017*
tinymusiccritic
95
My review for The405:

“Is there something wrong with all of this?
Or is there something wrong with me?”

As a middle class, leftist, liberal white guy, unfairly privileged by education and circumstance, I find myself relating to the above sentiment, as expressed by Jonathan Higgs on ‘New Deep’, the penultimate track of his band’s excellent fourth album. It’s impossible to follow the news from one day to the next and not come to one of two conclusions: either ... read more
Jun 17, 2017*
Bjartolini
89
HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE
EDIT: IT'S OUT AND I'M STILL HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT
Aug 20, 2017
FearFlour
87
I had multiple orgasms.
Aug 21, 2017
aaron
75
A euphoric collection of music circling around the eardrums and relieving many of the onslaught of misery-tones we've seen from artists. Its understandable and lyrically this album follows much like others, but its the colour of this album which will bring it most praise.

However this is still pop and there is very little deviation from it, "New Deep" the rare exception.

Overall, A Fever Dream reminds me of The Wild Beasts and their beautiful "The Present Tense" and The ... read more
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Track List
  1. Night of the Long Knives
  2. Can't Do
  3. Desire
  4. Big Game
  5. Good Shot, Good Soldier
  6. Run the Numbers
  7. Put Me Together
  8. A Fever Dream
  9. Ivory Tower
  10. New Deep
  11. White Whale


Added on: June 13, 2017