A Sleep & a Forgetting

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6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    6
    The fourth LP of Canadian indie rock Islands group has kept a lethargic mood which can clearly indicate the evocative name of album. We have here a typical acoustic playing: "Oh Mary" or "Do I Love You" assisted with accents of electric guitars and gentle synthesizers. We'll also find little blues "No Crying" or reminiscent of indie rock ballad - "Cold Again", which does not mean thatThe fourth LP of Canadian indie rock Islands group has kept a lethargic mood which can clearly indicate the evocative name of album. We have here a typical acoustic playing: "Oh Mary" or "Do I Love You" assisted with accents of electric guitars and gentle synthesizers. We'll also find little blues "No Crying" or reminiscent of indie rock ballad - "Cold Again", which does not mean that there wasn't more energetic compositions such as the Beatles styled "Never Go Solo" or "Hallways". Collapse
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Under The Radar
    Mar 21, 2012
    50
    [Fans] will undoubtedly identify those elements that make the band special on this fourth album, though the intensely personal nature of Thorburn's songs and his vocals tend to make this seem at times more like a solo effort. [Mar 2012, p.84]
  2. Magnet
    Mar 16, 2012
    60
    Asleep and a Forgetting is [mellifluous], only crankier and somehow more personal than anything previous, soaked in the moody nuances of laughter and forgetting, memory and momentary lapses of such. [No. 85, p.55]
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    70
    Simplicity is A Sleep's best value.