Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
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Based on 18 reviews
2018 Ratings: #46 / 605
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2018 Ratings: #130
October 5, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

The fifth album from Toronto's Fucked Up, Dose Your Dreams could well be their best effort yet.

100
Drowned in Sound

Dose Your Dreams is an incredible piece of work that at the very least rivals their previous bests, if not surpassing them. That is an extremely high bar to clear but they’ve managed it, purely by their never ending desire to keep pushing themselves and their music forward with confidence and a swagger that hardly any other act in recent times has managed to maintain.

100
musicOMH
Fucked Up have created a masterpiece that pushes boundaries, takes risks and delivers huge rewards.
100
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.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Dose Your Dreams is yet another jump into the unknown where the group not only flirt with other genres but jump in, break them down and rebuild as they see fit before emerging unscathed from the mire.

90
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.

85
Spectrum Culture

At once their most dizzyingly complex and accessible album, Fucked Up’s fifth LP feels like the full delivery on a promise scattered over four excellent albums and a number of 7” and 12” singles and EPs. Dose Your Dreams represents a new high-water mark for the band, and for 21st-century post-hardcore punk.

80
Northern Transmissions

For their fifth LP ‘Dose Your Dreams’, the Toronto collective are again pushing their sonic envelope as far as it can go.

80
NME
There’s almost something for everyone on ‘Dose Your Dreams’, and, thankfully, that eclectic aspect to Fucked Up’s most ambitious project yet means it leans more towards opus than hopeless.
80
DIY
There are no records that sound like ‘Dose Your Dreams’, and no band that sounds this Fucked Up.
80
AllMusic

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.

80
PopMatters

Fucked Up's Dose Your Dreams compensates for its conceptual emptiness with a sound that blasts on all fronts.

73
Pitchfork

There’s a Gatsby-like void at the center of Dose Your Dreams—it’s a big party, but it’s unclear who or what exactly is being celebrated.

70
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.

70
Slant Magazine

Fortunately, 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.

70
Crack Magazine

There are moments where Dose Your Dreams’ ambition dips, the record’s first third clogged up in narrative and a relatively forgettable run of less boundary-pushing numbers. 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.

60
Rolling Stone
It ultimately sounds like a radio stuck between two stations, a bit like the Hold Steady with laryngitis. Luckily there are enough musical diversions to keep it interesting.
60
The Observer
Ultimately, it’s an album to admire rather than love.
98
I've listened to this thing three times, and all I have to say is...

This album is incredible. Hands down one of the best I've heard this year.

The melding of genres is mind bending, and on top of that you have on of the most passionate vocal deliveries I've ever heard. This album is outstanding.

Fav Tracks: None of your Business Man, Raise Your Voice Joyce, Tell Me What You See, Normal People, Torch to Light, Talking Pictures, House of Keys, Dose Your Dreams, Living in a Simulation, I ... read more
NR
Rolling Stone shouldn't be allowed to review albums at this point
brennanutley
96
Y’all motha lickas must not get it. This is one of the better albums I’ve heard! I feel like it blends punk, show gaze, indie, electronic, metal, and even alt country stuff seemlessly and it’s also so joyous and fun! And idk why people don’t like the vocals. Just cause you aren’t used to the style, it doesn’t make them bad! In terms of users this album is criminally underrated! Mastapiece!!
MySoftBulletin
87
All I can really ask for with new releases is for their to be a certain element of originality behind the music, a sense of uniqueness and creativity that makes it worth listening to over the vast amount of weekly releases. Hardcore Punk legends Fucked Up have released their most daring and epic record yet, an intense blend of genres that seems almost overwhelming to experience. Dose Your Dreams might just be the most unique listening experience that 2018 has to offer, acting as a sort of ... read more
laz456
NR
Nope can't do it- maybe back when I loved A Day to Remember this might have been ok, but this is honestly just stomach churning.
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Track List

  1. None of Your Business Man
  2. Raise Your Voice Joyce
  3. Tell Me What You See
  4. Normal People
  5. Torch to Light
  6. Talking Pictures
  7. House of Keys
  8. Dose Your Dreams
  9. Living in a Simulation
  10. I Don’t Wanna Live in This World Anymore
  11. How to Die Happy (feat. Alice Hansen)
  12. Two I’s Closed
  13. The One I Want Will Come for Me
  14. Mechanical Bull (feat. Ryan Tong)
  15. Accelerate
  16. Came Down Wrong (feat. Jennifer Castle & J Mascis)
  17. Love Is an Island in the Sea
  18. Joy Stops Time (feat. Miya Folick)
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Added on: July 23, 2018