Dream a Garden

Jam City - Dream a Garden
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2015 Ratings: #308 / 772
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
March 23, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Night Slugs / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian
It’s strange and disorientating, idiosyncratic and frequently astonishing, a modern-day psychedelia that owes almost nothing to that genre’s hackneyed conventions and never forgets to temper the sublimity with darkness.
80
AllMusic
This is a daring album, not simply because a fair portion of Latham's listeners expect him to stick to dance music. Here, he makes his own form of dream pop, one that is inspired by stark realities yet filled with hope for a brighter future.
70
Tiny Mix Tapes

At the end of the day, Dream a Garden is a cool record that should make you feel hopeful, positive, and ultimately good.

70
Clash
It's an optimistic, romantic and frequently lovely record – a startling and deliberate contrast to its predecessor.
65
Pitchfork

Where Classical Curves seemed streaked with graphite, Dream a Garden buckles like moldy carpet.

64
Resident Advisor

Rather than an earth-shattering opus, Dream A Garden is a stepping stone to a new sound, one with enough promising moments to suggest it's only a matter of time before Latham gets there.

60
NOW Magazine

As the title suggests, Dream A Garden is an earthy album compared to Classical Curves, but its contrasting sounds are full of impressive and subtle three-dimensionality.

thisisabtlgrnd
83
I quite enjoy this album, and feel it's been a bit neglected since it came out. It's like one of those rare, perfect dreams that you can never quite remember upon waking aside from a few fuzzy details and how it made you feel.

The atmosphere is really dense and otherworldly, but also warm and comforting. The vocals, though rather reverby and amateurish in performance, are actually quite a charming addition, with pretty catchy vocal melodies to go along with the strange soundscapes. Jam ... read more
holsgr
59
☆☆½ ~ Relatively tolerable listen. I don't connected too much with this.
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Track List

  1. The Garden Thrives
  2. A Walk Down Chapel
  3. Unhappy
  4. Good Lads, Bad Lads
  5. Today
  6. Damage
  7. Crisis
  8. Black Friday
  9. Proud
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