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Default Glass Animals - Dreamland

Glass Animals are a band from Oxford, England, they are sort of a genre-blending band. Dave Bayley of the band lived in the United States as a kid but moved overseas at age 13. The band is some pop, some rock but probably described best as Art-pop. I love a few songs off their other albums so when this album was released, I was excited to listen. “Heat Waves” was the first single released and it was really great, catchy, and tons of replay album. The album has skits and I hate skits but the songs on it make up for the skits. This album is their third studio album and the latest since their last album in 2016. The drummer Joe Seaward was in a cycling accident in Dublin, Ireland in 2018 and had to have brain surgery.
The album has a deluxe version on Spotify called “Bonus Levels” which is extremely cool because most just call deluxe albums “Deluxe albums”. It has three more songs but is just “stripped back” versions of three songs on the album. The album was mainly produced in full by Dave Bayley with some assistance from band's mentor Paul Epworth. During the typing of this actual review, the “Adolescence” EP of songs on this album was released. I’m not too sure why though.
“The idea of Dreamland is to go from my first memory up until now, through all the big realizations that happen in life. It's about the things that happened and the people that surrounded me in that time, good things, bad things, horrific things, funny things, confusing things, bits where I hated myself, bits where I hated other people, first loves, discovering sexuality, sadness, abandonment, mental health. It's just painting pictures of those moments and times that, looking back, make you who you are.”. That’s a quote from a press release that Dave Bayley said to describe the album, which is a really cool way to explain your artwork/music. The album cover art is also nice, has a vaporwave look that I like.
7 Song Album:
  • Heat Waves
  • Tokyo Drifting
  • Space Ghost Coast To Coast
  • Your Love
  • It’s All So Incredibly Loud
  • Waterfalls Coming Out Your Mouth
  • Hot Sugar
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