Only In Dreams

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2011 Ratings: #472 / 968
User Score
Based on 43 ratings
September 27, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
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Beats Per Minute

Only In Dreams is rich enough that it is not hard to imagine people bickering about the standouts.


The record has taken adversity and chosen to stand atop it, looking to the future instead of being buried beneath its weighty pressures.


The pristine production sounds great, but it makes the lack of complexity and occasional shortcomings ... all too apparent.

Drowned in Sound

It’s time for the Dum Dum Girls to join our sordid reality rather than swoon at it from afar.


Only in Dreams is emblematic of an entire strain of prosaic, backward-looking indie rock that’s given too much leniency contrary to what it actually has to offer.

Consequence of Sound

There are some songs to love, but you can only take so many variations of the same theme.

The album is slow in disposition, but at the same time, it is very haunting and contemplative.
Returning back to the year 2011 and revisiting some of the best albums that year had to offer, I stop here at Dum Dum Girls and wonder what it would have been like to listen to this album back when it first released. Right now I'm not just not that all enamored with what I hear. I recognize that this is a sound that was becoming more and more popular for indie music at the time and the theme and lyrics of the songs off Only In Dreams are compelling, but the sound doesn't touch me now. I've ... read more
it all sounds the same 2 me, but coming down n bedroom eyes are so dreamy
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Year End Lists

#40/Under the Radar
#46/One Thirty BPM

Track List

  1. Always Looking 
  2. Bedroom Eyes 
  3. Just a Creep 
  4. In My Head 
  5. Heartbeat 
  6. Caught in One 
  7. Coming Down 
  8. Wasted Away
  9. Teardrops on My Pillow 
  10. Hold Your Hand
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Added on: June 30, 2011