Teeth Dreams

The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2014 Ratings: #570 / 845
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
2014 Ratings: #413
March 25, 2014 / Release Date
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Washington Square / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
American Songwriter

Chant-along choruses, cathartic guitars and drums, and Craig Finn’s tales of disaffected Minnesota youth are all in heavy rotation on Teeth Dreams; it just seems the band has relocated their enthusiasm for this powerhouse formula.

80
Exclaim!

Teeth Dreams arrives to colossal expectations, but weathers them fine and showcases a band returning to form.

80
PopMatters

It’s the noticeable yet natural change in Finn’s worldly wise outlook that’s what is most engaging and compelling about Teeth Dreams, as his tone has developed from the wry bemusement of his best, most quotable material to the sympathetic, even poignant treatments here.

Z.Younk
NR
I don't know what the Hold Steady is, but I. Do. Not. Fucking. Want. To. NEVER.
snarekickblues
41
Best Track: Spinners or Oaks
Worst Track: I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You
Most Overrated Track: Big Cig
Most Underrated Track: The Ambassador
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Year End Lists

#16/MAGNET
#24/Slant Magazine

Track List

  1. I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You
  2. Spinners
  3. The Only Thing
  4. The Ambassador 
  5. On With the Business
  6. Big Cig 
  7. Wait a While
  8. Runner's High
  9. Almost Everything
  10. Oaks
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