Entertainment Weekly - No. 841, p.90
"...[A]n alternately poignant and giddy set that will get you through heartbreak, honky-tonks, and hoedowns." - Grade: B+
Dirty Linen - p.87
"[S]he offers some quite thoughtful and engaging interpretations of songs by a range of writers of substance."
Unlike many of her peers, country singer Patty Loveless has always kept her music in a fairly traditional vein. When the stylistic pendulum swung from pop/rock leanings in the 1990s to a more rootsy sound in the 2000s, Loveless was already comfortably situated in the latter territory, a fact that 2005's DREAMIN' MY DREAMS confirms. Whether careening through upbeat numbers ("Never Ending Song of Love") or easing into sensitive ballads ("On the Verge of Tears"), Loveless's full-bodied voice is masterfully showcased here against a backdrop of mandolins, banjos, and fiddles. Featuring songs penned by Steve Earle and Jim Lauderdale, and guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Dwight Yoakam, DREAMIN' is easily one of Loveless's finest albums.