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Dreamy (Beat Happening album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1, 1991
GenreIndie pop
LabelK/Sub Pop[1]
ProducerSteve Fisk[2]
Beat Happening chronology
Black Candy
You Turn Me On

Dreamy is an album by the indie pop band Beat Happening, released in 1991.[3][4] The band recorded the tracks in a living room and in a professional recording studio.[5]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Chicago Tribune[7]
Entertainment WeeklyA[8]
St. Petersburg Times[10]

The Chicago Tribune wrote: "It's a stripped-of-conventions, anti-pop stance that could sound just as calculated and empty as some elaborate pop productions, but Beat Happening imparts both quirky charm and a sense of immediacy to its material."[7] The St. Petersburg Times deemed "Collide" "one of the eeriest songs to come along in a while... It's eerie in a playful, sickly pretty way."[10]

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Track listing

All tracks written by Beat Happening.

  1. "Me Untamed" – 3:46
  2. "Left Behind" – 2:53
  3. "Hot Chocolate Boy" – 2:21
  4. "I've Lost You" – 2:48
  5. "Cry for a Shadow" – 2:27
  6. "Collide" – 3:29
  7. "Nancy Sin" – 2:40
  8. "Fortune Cookie Prize" – 3:46
  9. "Revolution Come and Gone" – 4:16
  10. "Red Head Walking" – 2:07

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  1. ^ "Dreamy". Sub Pop Records.
  2. ^ Baumgarten, Mark (2012). Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music. Sasquatch Books.
  3. ^ True, Everett (Apr 20, 1991). "Dreamy by Beat Happening". Melody Maker. 67 (16): 39.
  4. ^ Thompson, Dave (2000). Alternative Rock: Third Ear – The Essential Listening Companion. Miller Freeman Books. p. 182.
  5. ^ Kot, Greg (28 Feb 1991). "Simple pleasures: Beat Happening refuses to alter a style that's beyond basic". Tempo. Chicago Tribune. p. 3.
  6. ^ "Dreamy - Beat Happening". AllMusic.
  7. ^ a b Popson, Tom (8 Mar 1991). "'Dreamy', Beat Happening". Friday. Chicago Tribune. p. N.
  8. ^ Arnold, Gina. "Dreamy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  9. ^ Moreland, Quinn. "Beat Happening Dreamy". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  10. ^ a b Vivinetto, Gina (7 June 1991). "Beat Happening Dreamy". Weekend. St. Petersburg Times. p. 16.

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