Dream Wife

Dream Wife - Dream Wife
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2018 Ratings: #154 / 722
User Score
Based on 210 ratings
2018 Ratings: #444
January 26, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
Not since Yeah Yeah Yeahs burst out of Manhattan in the early 2000s in a blaze of fishnets and glitter has punk rock been as downright fun.
100
Dork
Their debut album isn’t a roll of the dice, but instead, a laser-guided WMD.
85
Northern Transmissions
Thanks to their cutthroat energy and fearless lyricism, Dream Wife has made one of the most exciting debuts of the year and have left us desperate for another release.
80
The Line of Best Fit
Here to prove that guitar music isn’t quite bereft of life, Icelandic-Brightonian trio Dream Wife deliver their debut full-length, a punk-punched festival of empowerment ablaze with brash bangers fit for the indie disco.
80
The Skinny

Dream Wife is brimming with grungey, glam melters and dreamy pop melodies that perfectly capture the enthusiasm and confidence of Dream Wife's live shows, without sounding too over-polished.

80
GIGsoup
In all, ‘Dream Wife’ bristles with the energy that makes the pop-punk attitude and arty glam magnetism of their live shows so compelling.
80
Drowned in Sound

Dream Wife neither tempers its messaging, nor fears its own accessibility and inclusivity. While most artists would dread having to juggle the pressure to hit the mark, plus the weight of their legendary influences, Dream Wife have delivered an album that is refreshing in its clarity, its simplicity and its runaway quality.

80
DIY
Dream Wife have taken all they’ve absorbed from decades of iconic women and created, well, a dream of a record.
80
AllMusic

Dream Wife have seized a certain energy that is undeniable and -- despite the myriad inspirations and easy comparisons -- feels so fresh and alive, enough to make their trailblazing influences proud.

80
musicOMH
If the point of a debut album is to capture a moment, to provide a snapshot of a new, hungry band bursting at the seams with hope and abandon, then this must already be one of the debut albums of the year.
80
God Is in the TV

One of the strengths of the record is that the songs never outstay their welcome, it’s a giddy rush from one to the next and the whole thing is done within 35 minutes. Dream Wife is a highly impressive debut and could be just the thing to shake off that (late) January sluggishness.

75
The 405

Dream Wife is an album inextricably linked with the band’s own youthful energy, as it is projected from every single guitar lick, vocal tick and musical explosion across its 35 minutes.

75
Under The Radar
It's an album that bodes well for the band, appearing to arrive as a fully formed force in rock 'n' roll.
70
Loud and Quiet
Marrying Courtney Love’s gritty, bittersweet vocal stylings with a touch of Kathleen Hanna’s energy, this record is a brimming riot of the expectedly unexpected.
70
Clash
Dream Wife’s self-titled debut is a satisfying and infectious trip of lo-fi indie pop that starts 2018 off with a much needed shot of adrenaline.
70
FLOOD Magazine

Over fortified vocal harmonies, punching rock drum beats, and growling guitars that ring like fire alarms, Dream Wife have conceived a pointed but fun debut.

67
Pitchfork

If their debut fails to offer a consistent, forceful message the way their riot grrrl heroes once did, they have at least figured out how to capture some of those predecessors’ energy. For now, Dream Wife leaves you revved up and ready to go with nowhere suggested.

60
PopMatters
Everything Dream Wife is doing on their debut album isn't aces, but it's a fun, easy listen.
bajafrecuencia
60
Influenciadas por un estilo punk y garage. Dream Wife se descarga en un debut homónimo repleto de cortes salvajes, agresivos, y aunque no del todo innovadores, con completo vigor en toda su fibra.

Fav Tracks: "Let's Make Out", "Fire", "Act My Age".
BuffaloStaple
54
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KaijuCuellar
85
There is so much energy in this album. The musical trio weaves through one filthy song to another, truly encapsulating the energy and excitement of youth in their eccentric sound. And that final song was really shocking…they will always keep the listener on their toes from their guitar riffs to their lyrics.

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JohnLouisHoward
70
less musically adept than Chastity Belt and not as punk as Dolores Haze, but in that same spectrum of pop-punk. okay in small doses.
th_initiator
65
▲ = FUU
▬ = Let's Make Out, Somebody, Fire, Hey Heartbreaker, Love Without Reason, Kids, Taste, Act My Age, RIght Now, Spend The Night
▼ = N/A
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MISC LISTS

#2/NME (First Half)

Track List

  1. Let's Make Out
  2. Somebody
  3. Fire
  4. Hey Heartbreaker
  5. Love Without Reason
  6. Kids
  7. Taste
  8. Act My Age
  9. RIght Now
  10. Spend the Night
  11. F.U.U. (feat. Fever Dream)
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