Circa Survive
A Dream About Love


4.5
superb

Review

by Stormy Smiley Face USER (114 Reviews)
October 23rd, 2021 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2021 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Come full circle and thrive

A Dream About Love is quite an appropriate title. On Circa Survives new EP the whole atmosphere is shiny yet also grim with a drowning mesh of instrumentation, but still feels fully realized. It is definitely a dreamy state of sound. The music in all aspects cuts deep whether it is Anthony Green singing his heart out after building up a song for a couple minutes or just cuts straight to the jugular with lyrics of heartbreak. Either way A Dream About Love can boast its biggest accomplishment as being a well rounded piece of music that fully moves the listener into a new mentality from where they were before. The guitars are beautiful and lush, the bass and drums hit hard despite being a collection of slow tempos, and the production is just perfect. Many will say this is the best thing they've done since Juturna, BSN, or Appendage, but none of that really matters. This is a Circa Survive that is taking all of their best elements and looking to still be creative in a way that covers all the bases of a fresh album. Despite being only an EP A Dream About Love captures everything most people want from Circa. Almost fan service, but not quite. More so just a band that is coming off a great success in Amulet and still finding themselves filled with ambitious songwriting. If they ever decide to become a more aggressive band with this mastery of rock soundscapes and angelic vocals, watch the *** out.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Storm In A Teacup
October 23rd 2021


45875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

m/ m/

Flugmorph
October 23rd 2021


34541 Comments


m/ m/

Storm In A Teacup
October 23rd 2021


45875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haters gon hate

Storm In A Teacup
October 23rd 2021


45875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's a review, but thank you.

JayEnder
October 23rd 2021


20157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Jesus sach do you ever get tired of being a degenerate

SaveBandit
October 23rd 2021


3302 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Gotta find some time today to check this! Thanks for the review dude!

Lasssie
October 23rd 2021


1620 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this EP is bae

Feather
October 23rd 2021


10225 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Concise and fair review, have a pos. Bloated 1 paragraph reviews for eps just feel appropriate. I am teetering on this maybe being closer to a 3.5. A little samey throughout, but definitely digging the atmosphere.

twlight
October 23rd 2021


8904 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like that they tried something new on this. Anthony is just killing it with the vocal melodies. Drift and Even Better are top tier Circa tracks

Storm In A Teacup
October 23rd 2021


45875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks y’all. And perma bans aren’t permanent so man up. I’ve been perma banned before on this account,

Confessed2005
October 23rd 2021


5643 Comments


Perma ban the perma bans, amirite?


Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
October 24th 2021


10093 Comments


I'll permaban you pal
Gud review ian what's up

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
October 24th 2021


10093 Comments


Oh you're not the ian I thought you were why do you let me down so

Storm In A Teacup
October 24th 2021


45875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah that Ian sucks. I'm the best Ian B.

Lasssie
October 24th 2021


1620 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Im no Ian expert but the one giving this the review it deserves is a pretty darn good Ian

Storm In A Teacup
October 24th 2021


45875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

XD and the sputnik original at that!

Lasssie
October 24th 2021


1620 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

all about that OG clout brotha

Storm In A Teacup
October 24th 2021


45875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

m/ 🙂

Storm In A Teacup
October 25th 2021


45875 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Haters gonna hate

Pikazilla
October 25th 2021


30042 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

get out



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