The Dream Syndicate - These Times
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Based on 30 ratings
2019 Ratings: #633
May 3, 2019 / Release Date
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This is going to end up very overlooked and underrated.

Comeback albums are good at attracting the curious...the album that follows the comeback? Less so.

Let's be honest, this is almost certainly more of a good time to listen to than whatever Yo La Tengo are recording at the moment.
Perfectly agreeable blues/folk/jangle rock with a slight twist occasionally.
Favorites: 'The Way In', 'Black Light', 'Speedway', 'The Whole World's Watching', 'Treading Water Underneath the Stars'

Least Favorites: 'Recovery Mode', 'Space Age'


The instrumentals are great, the production is alright. The vocals are what you would expect from a 90s-2000s alternative rock band. The somewhat psychedelic guitar riffs keep making me focus even harder to see if I'm missing something in the tracks, like it's saying "Hey, you'll wanna hear this!". While ... read more
They still got that charm after all these years.
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Track List

  1. The Way In
  2. Put Some Miles On
  3. Black Light
  4. Bullet Holes
  5. Still Here Now
  6. Speedway
  7. Recovery Mode
  8. The Whole World's Watching
  9. Space Age
  10. Treading Water Underneath the Stars
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Added on: February 20, 2019