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Dream Wife

Dream Wife

Dream Wife

Debut album of angular indie-pop from the London-based trio

ADM rating[?]

7.6

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UK Release date
26/01/2018
US Release date
26/01/2018
  1. 10.0 |   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
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    An album that is refreshing in its clarity, its simplicity and its runaway quality
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A debut LP fuelled by fierce femininity and fun
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Perfectly captures their live energy, packed with punk thrashers and pop gems
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  5. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Bristles with the energy that makes the pop-punk attitude and arty glam magnetism of the group's live shows so compelling
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    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
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    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
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    Sometimes we get the bands we want: sometimes - like in the case of Dream Wife - they’re also the bands we need
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  9. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Dream Wife is a highly impressive debut and could be just the thing to shake off that (late) January sluggishness
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  10. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Dream Wife is brimful of raw rock’n’roll that has absolutely no room for macho posturing
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  11. 7.7 |   Earbuddy

    They’re the real deal
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  12. 7.5 |   The 405

    Their songs absolutely burst with excitement, like the peak of a sugar high stretched out and made audible, replete with sidewinding guitar riffs, classic pop backing vocals and gigantic hooks
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  13. 7.0 |   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
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  14. 7.0 |   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
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  15. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    The UK rock band’s debut is a prime example of what happens when you grow up on Bikini Kill and the Slits
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  16. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Their demeanor is fun without taking themselves too seriously, and that makes Dream Wife an easy album to like
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