So When You Gonna...

Dream Wife - So When You Gonna...
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2020 Ratings: #443 / 794
User Score
Based on 125 ratings
2020 Ratings: #780
Liked by 3 people
July 3, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Lucky Number / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Full of prodigious riffs, intoxicating vocals and a narrative you just can't ignore, So When You Gonna… exemplifies just what happens when talent meets passion.


With a limitless blend of genres, there are songs that your pop princess can access alongside her punk sister, uniting them in their struggle.

The Line of Best Fit

Whilst not as loud or as brash as their self-titled debut, So When You Gonna… is a record that shows Dream Wife bolder than ever, asking questions and opening doors that few are willing to look at. It asks you what you want and challenges you to go after it.

If all else fails on the creative front, just throw in a guttural banshee wail and see what happens

Dream Wife’s sophomore effort is a far cry from their debut.

This just feels completely uninspired and none of the creative ideas presented on it click or mesh well at all. It’s a clunky mess of an album, and I actually enjoyed their first record. In our current indie and alt rock scene, there are heaps of albums that are better than this. You might honestly be best served avoiding ... read more
What a mess
This is the most confused I've been on my opinions on an album in a while. About half of the tracks on 'So When You Gonna...' are quite good, the other half are either completely unmemorable and cheesy or downright mindbogglingly awful. So I guess it's a 4/10...?
so...this is pretty similar to the first album but I can feel some things they did better here rather than the debut, like exploring more rhythms and using in a more intelligent way the guitar sound, not sounding just only rebellious like the first

and After the Rain is a surprising outstanding track
It's pretty ordinary stuff but 'After The Rain' slaps though.
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Year End Lists

#6/Rough Trade
#39/The Line of Best Fit

Track List

  1. Sports!
  2. Hasta La Vista
  3. Homesick
  4. Validation
  5. Temporary
  6. U Do U
  7. RH RN
  8. Old Flame
  9. So When You Gonna...
  10. Hold On Me
  11. After the Rain
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Added on: March 10, 2020