Best new Dream Pop albums, songs & artists in 2016



In the 1980s, the British record label 4AD was known for its particular dream pop sound with acts like Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil. In the last couple of years, the genre was once again reinvented. Check out the highlights!
The Vore selects the top best Dream Pop albums of 2020. Who are the new Cocteau Twins, Lush & My Bloody Valentine in the Dream Pop genre?
Dream Pop 2020
Popular artists M83, Beach House & Grimes
Most listened to songs: Sparks - Beach House, Feel You- Julia Holter & Hands All Over Me - Tamaryn

Top 10 new Dream Pop albums out now in 2020

Recent Dream Pop albums with reviews, ratings, similar artists, best songs & soundcloud streams.

  1. The Radio Dept. - Running Out of Love (21-10-2016)
  2. Dream Pop artist The Radio Dept.
    Running Out of Love - a 21-10-2016 album by The Radio Dept. who also made Clinging to a Scheme. Music fans who enjoyed should check out Running Out of Love. It is Dream Pop with Indie Pop, Shoegaze, and more influences. The best track on Running Out of Love is Swedish Guns (soundcloud below).

    Keywords laid back • soft • sad •
    Country Sweden •
    Length 44:49
    Coolest Videoclip
    Label Labrador
    Official website The Radio Dept.
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  3. Yumi Zouma - Yoncalla (27-05-2016)
  4. Dream Pop artist Yumi Zouma
    Yoncalla - a 27-05-2016 album by Yumi Zouma who also made II. Music fans who enjoyed Paviljonen should check out Yoncalla . It is Dream Pop with Dance, Synthpop, and more influences. The best track on Yoncalla is Short Truth (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 7.4%
    Keywords ethereal • psychedelic • danceable •
    Country New Zealand •
    Length 33:58
    Coolest Videoclip Keep it Close to Me
    Label Cascine
    Official website Yumi Zouma
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  5. School of Seven Bells - SVIIB (26-02-2016)
  6. Dream Pop artist School of Seven Bells
    SVIIB - a 26-02-2016 album by School of Seven Bells who also made Ghostory. Music fans who enjoyed Cocteau Twins should check out SVIIB. It is Dream Pop with Electropop, Pop, and more influences. The best track on SVIIB is Open Your Eyes (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 8.1%
    Keywords catchy • electronic • melancholy •
    Country United States •
    Length 41:48
    Coolest Videoclip On My Heart
    Label Vagrant
    Official website School of Seven Bells
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  7. Beach House - Depression Cherry (August 28, 2015)
  8. Dream Pop artist Beach House
    Depression Cherry - a August 28, 2015 album by Beach House who also made Teen Dream & Bloom. Music fans who enjoyed Cocteau Twins should check out Depression Cherry. It is Dream Pop with Pop, Shoegaze, and more influences. The best track on Depression Cherry is Sparks (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 84%
    Keywords ethereal • melancholy •
    Country United States •
    Length 44:45
    Coolest Videoclip Wishes
    Label Sub Pop
    Official website Beach House
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  9. Tamaryn - Cranekiss (September 1, 2015)
  10. Dream Pop artist Tamaryn
    Cranekiss - a September 1, 2015 album by Tamaryn who also made The Waves. Music fans who enjoyed Beach House & Bat for Lashes should check out Cranekiss. It is Dream Pop with Electropop, Pop, and more influences. The best track on Cranekiss is Hands All Over Me (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 74%
    Keywords poppy • ethereal • catchy •
    Country United States •
    Length 44:21
    Coolest Videoclip Cranekiss
    Label Mexican Summer
    Official website Tamaryn
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  11. Lower Dens - Escape from Evil (March 30, 2015)
  12. Dream Pop artist Lower Dens
    Escape from Evil - a March 30, 2015 album by Lower Dens who also made Nootropics . Music fans who enjoyed Beach House & School of Seven Bells should check out Escape from Evil. It is Dream Pop with Art Pop, Pop, Synthpop, and more influences. The best track on Escape from Evil is To Die in L.A. (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 83%
    Keywords dreamy • eighties • melodic •
    Country United States •
    Length 41:32
    Coolest Videoclip To Die in L.A.
    Label Ribbon
    Official website Lower Dens
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  13. Tropic of Cancer - Stop Suffering (November 25, 2015)
  14. Dream Pop artist Tropic of Cancer
    Stop Suffering - a November 25, 2015 album by Tropic of Cancer who also made Restless Idylls. Music fans who enjoyed Light House & Raime should check out Stop Suffering. It is Dream Pop with Electronic, Minimal, and more influences. The best track on Stop Suffering is Stop Suffering (soundcloud below).

    Pitchfork Review 71%
    Keywords ethereal • dark • haunting •
    Country United States •
    Length 20:11
    Coolest Videoclip A Color
    Label Blackest Ever Black
    Official website Tropic of Cancer
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



  15. Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness (September 21, 2015)
  16. Dream Pop artist Julia Holter
    Have You in My Wilderness - a September 21, 2015 album by Julia Holter who also made Loud City Song & Ekstasis. Music fans who enjoyed Zola Jesus & Bjork should check out Have You in My Wilderness. It is Dream Pop with Art Pop, Baroque Pop, and more influences. The best track on Have You in My Wilderness is (soundcloud below).
    Pitchfork Review 84%
    Keywords baroque • dynamic • lush •
    Country United States •
    Length 46:00
    Coolest Videoclip Sea Calls Me Home
    Label Domino
    Official website Julia Holter
    Listen on Amazon or iTunes



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Upcoming new 2020 Dream Pop albums

Best upcoming Dream Pop albums with release dates.

  1. Not To Disappear• by Daughter
  2. Daughter is signed with 4AD in 2020
    Release Date: January 16, 2016 // Label: 4AD
    Previous releases: If You Leave
    Associated genre: Dream Pop Folk • .
    Official website


  • Life of Pause• by Wild Nothing
  • Wild Nothing is signed with Captured Tracks in 2020
    Release Date: February 19, 2016 // Label: Captured Tracks
    Previous releases: Gemini & Nocturne
    Associated genre: Dream Pop Indie Pop • Post-Punk • .
    Official website


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