Dream On

Alice Boman - Dream On
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #259 / 616
User Score
Based on 222 ratings
2020 Ratings: #356
Liked by 3 people
January 17, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Play It Again Sam / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Loud and Quiet

A startlingly impressive debut, Dream On exudes an intimacy and emotion that seems limitless; that has the power to reverberate across continents, somewhere deep in the human psyche.

90
God Is in the TV

It is as breathtakingly simple and intimate as her previous work, but perhaps signals the closure of that chapter of her life and the opening of a new, as yet, unwritten one.

85
The Line of Best Fit

Everything is intimate here, her hushed vocal styling sounding as close as a whisper to the ear, the lazy warmth of the instrumentation all culminates in a sound as cozy as a night in in front of an open fire, expertly masking the natural intensity of inherently sad break-up songs.

80
No Ripcord

Dream On is custom-tailored for the days where it seems the happy ending just wasn’t meant for you.

79
Paste

Boman more than makes good on her potential with Dream On. At once intimate and intense, her first LP is the work of an artist stepping fully into her own.

70
AllMusic

More than its tunes or even its sound design, Boman's wispy voice and heavy-hearted pensiveness are likely to stick with listeners after the album ends.

70
Spill Magazine

Listeners may not find the feel-good hit of the season here, but they will enjoy Boman’s meditative, artful, and honest songs. This is an album that you can wrap yourself up in.

50
Sputnikmusic

As frustrating as these transient peaks are (the second half of ‘This Is Where It Ends’ deserves a special mention), they’re a reminder that Dream On’s pitfalls are primarily a result of poor direction as opposed to absent talent.

laz456
75
First album of 2020 that really hit me. While it's nothing super fresh it is effective thanks to lots of sweetly sad melodies and hooks. Definitely check this out!
snowman
60
Beautiful Swedish pop. The perfect record for those dark moments at night when your life has been turned upside down. Vocals are like a warm bowl of soup on a cold day. Everything will be ok, don't cry.
MasterCrackfox
81
I’m thankful to have given this album a chance, as it will likely be one of the albums I return to and carry with me throughout the rest of the year.

The debut LP by Alice Boman, Dream On, is indeed a dreamy experience. This is accomplished through the lush instrumentation throughout as well as the standout smooth vocals of Boman herself. The album is at a constant hush, and it makes you feel safe and warm. Boman through this debut uses that warmth to bring in the listener, making you ... read more
Doublez
68
I discovered Alice Boman thanks to the recommendation of AOTY users, but I have the impression that I'm the only one to find this album good but nothing more.

Alice Boman has a beautiful soft and hypnotic voice but she looks like many other singers of this genre, I will be unable to recognize her on songs I don't know about her. Musically it's a little bit the same, it's nice but there's never the element or the loop that makes me vibrate.

So, yes, we can't take it away, it's a correct ... read more
famousdog
79
A very relaxing and tranquil album with a good amount of emotion. Alice's voice is really nice and works perfectly with the instrumental.
None of the songs really wowed me but none of the songs bore me either.
It's quite a dreamy album.
Favourite tracks: Don't Forget About Me, Wish We Had More Time, Everybody Hurts
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Track List

  1. Wish We Had More Time
  2. Heart on Fire
  3. The More I Cry
  4. Who Knows
  5. Don't Forget About Me
  6. Everybody Hurts
  7. Hold On
  8. It's OK, It's Alright
  9. This Is Where It Ends
  10. Mississippi
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Added on: December 9, 2019