Dose Your Dreams

Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2018 Ratings: #64 / 880
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Based on 153 ratings
2018 Ratings: #390
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The Skinny

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

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.
Fucked Up have created a masterpiece that pushes boundaries, takes risks and delivers huge rewards.
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.


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.

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.

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.

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.
There are no records that sound like ‘Dose Your Dreams’, and no band that sounds this Fucked Up.
Northern Transmissions

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


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.


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


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.

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.

FLOOD Magazine
Luckily, the rock epics of Fucked Up’s golden years have dissipated, and their sporadic and restless approach here does them more favors than any regressive stadium-rock opera would have.
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.

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.

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

Rolling Stone shouldn't be allowed to review albums at this point


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


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!!


A sweeping sort of mind bending genre hoping epic that feels like an immediate classic. High concept with a great execution that any other lesser band would've fumbled. Possibly FU's best. Narratively and sonically solid and just about perfect.


Very good


FAVS: None of Your Business Man, Normal People, Talking Pictures, How to Die Happy, Came Down Wrong
LEAST FAV: Mechanical Bull

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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