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Only in Dreams

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Always Looking
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Bedroom Eyes
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Just a Creep
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In My Head
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Heartbeat
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Caught in One
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Coming Down
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Wasted Away
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Teardrops on My Pillow
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Hold Your Hand
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 37:09

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Austin L. Ray

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For more than 10 years, Austin L. Ray has been writing about entertainment and culture. He's sat in a dark tent with Zach Galifianakis, walked Savannah, Ga.'s s...more »

09.27.11
Dum Dum Girls, Only in Dreams
2011 | Label: Sub Pop Records

Previous to this, Dum Dum Girls’ second full-length after myriad singles, EPs and comps, it was a little too easy to group the California foursome in with the unwashed masses of the fuzzy-guitared, gloomy, lo-fi set. This year’s He Gets Me High EP hinted at a cleaned-up sound, but Only in Dreams runs with it, making good on a decidedly satisfying promise.

Vocalist/guitarist Dee Dee Penny’s pipes are so stunningly dominant — think halcyon-era… read more »

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CAUGHT IN ONE

Flotasum

This album is what I have been looking for, for years. Pure earcandy. Thanks Dee Dee!

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step ya game up

EMUSIC-02793B69

only like coming down that's really good the other song's no comment could be alot better

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step ya game up

EMUSIC-02793B69

only like coming down that's really good the other song's no comment could be alot better

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Slump

cottser

Love the first album and the EP, but not feeling this album. Sad and samey.

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C'mon eMusic

ricardo222

...add The Pretenders to \"Roots and Influences\" or GTFO!

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meh.

cyncynl13

I was really disappointed with this album. I loved their first album and lyrics. It was original and spunky. It just doesn't sound like them at all. I don't expect them to not evolve but keep some sort of consistency. If you didn't tell me this was the Dum Dum Girls I would have never guessed. It is a very flat one note album in my opinion. Sad because I love them so much.

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vocals too modern sounding

starbearer

they really need to run those vocals through an actual echo chamber or something. the engineering style of the vocals are in way to much of a contrast to the rest of the mix. I think the vocal performance IS actually good. Just goes to show you though... a record is one half the band, and one half the people doing the recording and mixing. Check out the band Agent Ribbons. They are also very recent with that type of sound, but the vocal production was done correctly to match the style of the over all record.

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Walk like a Dum Dum.

James138

For a guy who really liked the garage rock 60s sound of the the old Dum Dum Girls this album disappoints. To me it sounds like the Bangles.

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Nice Update

KurtWerks

Their new producer, from The Raveonettes, really shines through and showcases this group. A first-rate outing and highly recommended, especially if you're a fan of classic pop.

eMusic Features

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2011: Garage Rock Grows Up

By Mike McGonigal, Contributor

Four years ago, I flew from Portland to New York to see my favorite band, New Zealand's garage-pop trio the Clean, play three shows at a glorious pit called Cake Shop. The openers were Crystal Stilts, a Brooklyn group with no records out whose moody and noisy music pushed all the right buttons. I quickly befriended the group, especially guitarist JB Townsend and his then-girlfriend Frankie Rose, whose own band Vivian Girls were soon-to-be favorites.… more »

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Interview: Dum Dum Girls

By Marissa G. Muller, Contributor

Dum Dum Girls may borrow their aesthetic from '60s girl groups, but their crackling guitar-pop doesn't sound dated, especially when it touches darker themes. "This year's been a drag/ Who knew it'd be so bad," Dee Dee sings in "Caught in One" — and she's not kidding. Written during the last days of her mother's struggle with terminal cancer, Only in Dreams explores emotional volatility, but never surrenders or collapses. It is Dee Dee's most… more »