Dose Your Dreams (LP)


Fucked Up

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Amoeba Review

10/03/2018

Fucked Up are the most ambitious hardcore band of the past decade and it’s not even a close contest. Ever since forging their bright, major-key take on righteous indignation with unorthodox sounds and shoegaze-worthy layers of guitars on 2008’s acclaimed Chemistry of Common Life, the band went on to craft an 18-song rock opera set in Thatcher-era England with David Comes to Life, before turning deeply introspective on the inward-looking Glass Boys. With that last record released some 4 years ago, an update on their never-ending aspiration to reach punk rock’s apogee was overdue.

 

Dose Your Dreams does not disappoint. The second double album of their career and fifth overall, Dose Your Dreams bristles with and energy and possibility, fully embracing all the eccentricities that make the band so special. Lead single “Raise Your Voice Joyce” brings back the call-and-response dynamics of some of David’s strongest moments, pairing Damian Abraham/Pink Eyes’s gravel-throated roar with a gentle, New Wave-y refrain courtesy of guest vocalist Jen Calleja. In fact, there are a greater number of lead vocal performances than on any Fucked Up album yet, including half of the group’s sizeable six person lineup. There are also synthesizers, saxophones, and drum machines all over this thing, three instruments that are traditionally very non-hardcore, providing diverse textures for the stylistically fearless group as they incorporate elements of industrial, electronica, and psychedelia. The most radical tune here might be the title track, which emulates a Madchester/baggy-era tune, complete with hushed, tripped-out vocals and disco-worthy strings. Like a blissful rave turned sour, Abraham’s voice appears about halfway through, dousing the ongoing dance party with cacophonous, unbridled intensity. It’s the most berserk juxtaposition likely to appear on anything filed in the “Punk” section, and will surely remain so until the very next Fucked Up record. For now, just sit back and marvel as they elevate their art form once again. How much higher can they possibly go?



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
None Of Your Business Man
Fucked Up 05:18
2.
Raise Your Voice Joyce
Fucked Up 02:46
3.
Tell Me What You See
Fucked Up 03:26
4.
Normal People
Fucked Up 05:46


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Torch To Light
Fucked Up 04:41
2.
Talking Pictures
Fucked Up 06:17
3.
House Of Keys
Fucked Up 03:07
4.
Dose Your Dreams
Fucked Up 05:29


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Living In A Simulation
Fucked Up 03:13
2.
I Don't Wanna Live In This World Anymore
Fucked Up 05:20
3.
How To Die Happy
Fucked Up , Alice Hansen 04:52
4.
Two I's Closed
Fucked Up 02:30
5.
The One I Want Will Come For Me
Fucked Up 05:23


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Mechanical Bull
Fucked Up , Ryan Tong 04:31
2.
Accelerate
Fucked Up 05:29
3.
Came Down Wrong
Fucked Up , Jennifer Castle , J Mascis 03:44
4.
Love Is An Island In The Sea
Fucked Up 02:26
5.
Joy Stops Time
Fucked Up , Miya Folick 07:50

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