All Is Dream

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All Is Dream
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Studio album by Mercury Rev
Released August 27, 2001
Genre Dream pop, neo-psychedelia, chamber pop
Length 49:45
Label V2
Producer Dave Fridmann, Grasshopper, Jonathan Donahue, Jeff Mercel
Mercury Rev chronology
Deserter's Songs
(1998)
All Is Dream
(2001)
The Secret Migration
(2005)
Singles from All Is Dream
  1. "Nite and Fog"
    Released: 6 October 2001
  2. "The Dark Is Rising"
    Released: 26 January 2002
  3. "Little Rhymes"
    Released: 27 July 2002

All Is Dream is the fifth studio album by American rock band Mercury Rev. It was released in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2001, in France on August 28, 2001, and in the United States on September 11, 2001. The album's front cover features half of the 1991 painting Breakthrough Dreaming by artist and mystic Jennifer Hathaway.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 7/10[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.5/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 7/10[10]
Uncut 4.5/5 stars[11]

All Is Dream received generally positive reviews from music critics. Q listed All Is Dream as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jonathan Donahue, Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak and Jeff Mercel.

  1. "The Dark Is Rising" – 4:52
  2. "Tides of the Moon" – 5:13
  3. "Chains" – 4:22
  4. "Lincoln's Eyes" – 7:09
  5. "Nite and Fog" – 3:58
  6. "Little Rhymes" – 5:13
  7. "A Drop in Time" – 4:20
  8. "You're My Queen" – 2:33
  9. "Spiders and Flies" – 4:11
  10. "Hercules" – 7:52
Japanese bonus track
  1. "Cool Waves" – 3:10

Limited edition bonus CD-ROM[edit]

The album was also released as a limited edition featuring a CD-ROM with the following tracks:

  1. "Saw Song (Live)" (Audio track)
  2. "Hercules (Live)" (Audio track)
  3. "Little Rhymes (Live)" (Audio track)
  4. "Nite and Fog" (Video)
  5. "The Dark Is Rising" (Video)
  6. "Documentary Footage" (Video)

Personnel[edit]

In other media[edit]

In his album Falling Off the Bone, comedian Todd Barry recounts the fact that, while in Manhattan on September 11, a friend of his in the crowd recognized Barry and told him, "The new Mercury Rev album is out."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for All Is Dream by Mercury Rev". Metacritic. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "All Is Dream – Mercury Rev". AllMusic. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mercury Rev: All Is Dream". Alternative Press (159): 105. October 2001. 
  4. ^ Kot, Greg (August–September 2001). "Mercury Rev: All Is Dream". Blender (2): 125. Archived from the original on August 20, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "An evening of magic". The Guardian. August 24, 2001. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ Morton, Roger (August 25, 2001). "Mercury Rev : All Is Dream". NME. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ Reid, Brendan (September 11, 2001). "Mercury Rev: All Is Dream". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mercury Rev: All Is Dream". Q (181): 115. September 2001. 
  9. ^ Berger, Arion (September 13, 2001). "Mercury Rev: All Is Dream". Rolling Stone (877). Archived from the original on January 14, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ Wolk, Douglas (October 2001). "Space Rock 2001". Spin. 17 (10): 127. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Mercury Rev: All Is Dream". Uncut (52): 86. September 2001. 
  12. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q. December 2001. pp. 60–65.