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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian punk band continues the story of David Eliade (the character in the song "David Comes to Life") and features contributions from Jennifer Castle, J Mascis, Owen Pallett, and Lido Pimienta.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
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  1. Oct 5, 2018
    100
    The 18 eclectic tracks hang together because of a gleeful joie de vivre, and are the best songs of the band’s career.
  2. Oct 4, 2018
    100
    Fucked Up have created a masterpiece that pushes boundaries, takes risks and delivers huge rewards.
  3. Nov 8, 2018
    90
    Dose Your Dreams creates a vividly realised world I love to visit. Once I press play, I feel compelled to see it through to the end. Other listeners will tackle it in chunks.
  4. Uncut
    Sep 28, 2018
    80
    There's variety like never before: bludgeoning tech-punk, disco beats and Screamadelica-era Primal Scream eruptions. That it exists is exhausting; that it works is extraordinary. [Nov 2018, p.29]
  5. Kerrang!
    Oct 8, 2018
    80
    Vocal contributions from a slew of guests keep things unpredictable on a set which often feels like a multi-genre playlist. ... Time spent getting your head around this craziness is time well spent. [6 Oct 2018, p.55]
  6. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    It’s powerfully confronting, unashamedly angry, unrelenting and it’s long. Yet throughout, the band’s mastery guides the album. The ebb and flow, often squeezed into the running time of a single track, is as beautiful as it is disarming.
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    60
    The wide variation in music and the uneven results (all of it, perhaps, evidence of the record’s conceptual ambitions and smarts) prevent Dose Your Dreams from being a uniformly pleasurable record. But, man, is it full of ideas and aesthetic vitality.

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  1. Oct 14, 2018
    9
    I'm really amazed by this one, the majority of the tracks flow really well, plus there are really passionate vocal performances and blastingI'm really amazed by this one, the majority of the tracks flow really well, plus there are really passionate vocal performances and blasting ecletic instrumentals. One of the best albums I've heard this year so far Expand

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