22 Dreams

Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2008 Ratings: #25 / 735
User Score
Based on 4 ratings
June 2, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island/UMG, Yep Roc Records / Label
Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Although it shares superficial sonic similarities with his other records, 22 Dreams is really unlike any of Weller's other albums, as it's rich in sound and feeling, possessing a shimmering dreamy quality. It's an album to get lost in.

90
Consequence of Sound

22 Dreams is the perfect soundtrack for these last summer days and a watershed work of music for anticipating the autumn season.  They don’t make them like this anymore, so definitely enjoy this slice of British heaven while you can.

80
PopMatters

Apart from being the most eclectic and resourcefully imaginative solo album of Weller’s career, 22 Dreams also turns out to be one of his most consistent efforts.

80
Paste

His first album in three years, the likable 22 Dreams, offers a handy overview of Weller’s interests.

80
Uncut

Like the White Album, there are a couple of stinkers, though tellingly, they’re the most conservative efforts ... Subtract these and you have something of a minor masterpiece – and easily Weller’s finest solo album to date.

80
The Guardian

22 Dreams is a triumph of the most unexpected kind.

79
Pitchfork

Even when they do fall a little flat, such digressions help to make 22 Dreams such an interesting, replayable album. This stands pretty much alone in Weller's catalog in terms of sheer eclecticism and unpredictable, dream-like flow. 

60
Spin

The heftiest of Weller's nine solo studio albums, 22 Dreams finds the modfather kneeling humbly at the altar of craft. 

58
A.V. Club

On 22 Dreams, Paul Weller indulges just about every genre he's flirted with over the past 30 years—with the emphasis on "indulge."

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71
22 Dreams is written in the sleeve but inside you'll find 21, having as unique purpose to make a brief but comprehensive summary of Paul Weller's career, from the beginning to the present day.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#3/MOJO
#14/The Guardian
#28/Q Magazine
#42/Consequence of Sound

Track List

  1. Light Nights
  2. 22 Dreams
  3. All I Wanna Do (Is Be With You)
  4. Have You Made Up Your Mind
  5. Empty Ring
  6. Invisible
  7. Song For Alice
  8. Cold Moments
  9. The Dark Pages of September Lead to the New Leaves of Spring
  10. Black River
  11. Why Walk When You Can Run
  12. Push It Along
  13. A Dream Reprise
  14. Echoes Round the Sun
  15. One Bright Star
  16. Lullaby Für Kinder
  17. Where'er Ye Go
  18. God
  19. 111
  20. Sea Spray
  21. Night Lights
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