Jeff Rosenstock - NO DREAM
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #168 / 819
User Score
Based on 677 ratings
2020 Ratings: #76
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Under The Radar

He is still creating quality additions to one of the most consistent punk discographies out there. Most importantly, his music is still an absolute blast to experience, looking towards an uncertain future with a beautiful collective spirit.

80
Exclaim!

NO DREAM is punk rock that's fit for the masses without sacrificing any of its authenticity. For every catchy melody there's a brashness that says to the wrong people, "This isn't for you."

80
Pitchfork
New York’s most anxious punk delivers hook after hook on an album that deals with evergreen sociopolitical concerns yet sounds like it could’ve been written 30 minutes ago.
80
No Ripcord

With NO DREAM, Jeff Rosenstock illustrates how easy it is to jump from happy to sad, and while it may be disappointing, the people and things you love will make it comforting to settle in between.

80
The Needle Drop
Jeff's latest album is his most intense yet.
79
Beats Per Minute

NO DREAM channels the precise anger and weariness that has surfaced from what CNN’s Don Lemon recently deemed two deadly viruses killing Americans: COVID-19 and racism.

Doublez
80
NO DREAM is a little less brilliant than his previous efforts in my opinion, but all this raw energy and his shattering messages make this new album a real joy.

Jeff Rosenstock is a passionate artist who still has a gift for hiding behind the power pop/punk aesthetics of a demanding and deeply human music. This strength that allows him to perfectly manage the balance between dynamism, emotion and writing systematically allows him to offer this kind of fascinating album that stands the test of ... read more
TheTourist90
NR
Hey Jeff... You okay? You need a hug or something?

Anyways, Jeff Rosenstock surprised us all with a brand new studio album that didn't even come out on a Friday, but after listening to this album after a couple a time, I can say it was a fantastic surprise!

NO DREAM is an explosive, wild, rebellious, yet very emotional experience during this whole quarantine time. while not all of it is about Coronavirus, there are certainly lines that reference it, or at least the being apart part, the ... read more
MySoftBulletin
81
dad came home
BuffaloStaple
85
no dream? more like yes dream, bc this is quite gr8 !!!
nostalgia
70
Wow what a pleasant surprise to brighten up an otherwise uneventful Wednesday, thanks Jeff!

'NO DREAM' sees Jeff Rosenstock up to his usual shenanigans: making exhilarating, fun and energetic Pop-Punk/Power Pop with lyrics that are heartfelt and ooze pure passion and overall energy and compositions that are sure to have your heart racing and your head banging, except this time the energy and raw intensity of his music is turned up to 11.
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Added on: May 20, 2020