Dream Machine (album)

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Dream Machine
Tokio Hotel Dream Machine.jpg
Studio album by
Released3 March 2017
Recorded2015 - 2016
Genre
Length40:46
LanguageEnglish
Label
Producer
Tokio Hotel chronology
Kings of Suburbia
(2014)
Dream Machine
(2017)
TBA
(2020)
Singles from Dream Machine
  1. "Something New"
    Released: 23 December 2016
  2. "What If"
    Released: 29 December 2016
  3. "Boy Don't Cry"
    Released: 20 October 2017
  4. "Easy"
    Released: 22 December 2017

Dream Machine is the sixth studio album by German rock band Tokio Hotel. It was released by Starwatch Music on March 3, 2017 worldwide. The album is available at retail and online stores with two versions available: a standard edition CD/vinyl (10 tracks) and a limited deluxe box edition (includes album CD, a CD of instrumental version of the album, a vinyl of single "What If" with a bonus track and Bill's personal notebook of handwritten notes, photos and other notes).[1]

Background[edit]

The band first announced that they were beginning work on a new album back in 2015 while filming for one of the episodes of their web series "Tokio Hotel TV".[2] Since then, Bill posted some lyrics and sneak peeks in his Instagram account. The album was made for pre-order on December 23, 2016 on iTunes and Amazon with first promo single "Something New" made available for instant download. The lead single "What If" was released on December 29, 2016.

Reception[edit]

Critical response to album was mixed. "MusikExpress" gave the album 2 out of 5 stars rating, calling it a "boom-boom-autotune".[3] Overall, the album was mostly praised for lyrical improvements but criticized for the use of Auto-Tune.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Composer(s)Length
1."Something New"Bill Kaulitz, Tom KaulitzBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Devon Culiner5:21
2."Boy Don't Cry"Bill Kaulitz, Tom KaulitzBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz3:32
3."Easy"Bill Kaulitz, Tom KaulitzBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Devon Culiner4:25
4."What If"Bill Kaulitz, Tom KaulitzBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Devon Culiner3:32
5."Elysa"Bill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, NisseBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Devon Culiner4:28
6."Dream Machine"Bill Kaulitz, Tom KaulitzBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Devon Culiner4:35
7."Cotton Candy Sky"Bill Kaulitz, Tom KaulitzBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz3:31
8."Better"Bill Kaulitz, Tom KaulitzBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Devon Culiner3:43
9."As Young as We Are"Bill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Shiro GutzieBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Devon Culiner, Shiro Gutzie3:48
10."Stop, Babe"Bill Kaulitz, Tom KaulitzBill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz3:51
Total length:40:46

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's booklet.

Tokio Hotel

  • Bill Kaulitz - lead vocals
  • Tom Kaulitz - guitars (tracks 1-4, 6-10), additional bass (tracks 7, 10), piano (tracks 3, 5-6, 8-10), keys, percussion (tracks 1-4, 6-10), programmings
  • Georg Listing - bass (tracks 1-4, 6-10)
  • Gustav Schäfer - drums (tracks 1, 3-4, 6-10), percussion (track 2)

Additional personnel

  • Devon Culiner - keys (tracks 1, 3-5, 8-9), percussion (tracks 3-4, 8-9), programmings (tracks 1, 3-6, 8-9)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 37
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 23
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[7] 52
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 30
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 56
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 5
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 30
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[12] 42
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[13] 28
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[14] 53
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tokio Hotel Dream Machine". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  2. ^ "#15 - The Kaulitz Plan - Tokio Hotel TV 2015 Official - YouTube". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  3. ^ "Tokio Hotel - Dream Machine (album review ) - Sputnikmusic". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Tokio Hotel – Dream Machine" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tokio Hotel – Dream Machine" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tokio Hotel – Dream Machine" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tokio Hotel – Dream Machine" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Tokio Hotel: Dream Machine" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums - SNEP (Week 10, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tokio Hotel – Dream Machine" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 10 (dal 2017-03-03 al 2017-03-09)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Tokio Hotel – Dream Machine". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  14. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES — SEMANA 10: del 03.03.2017 al 09.03.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tokio Hotel – Dream Machine". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 March 2017.