Fever - Sleepy Sun
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  • Summary: Sleepy Sun, the California rock band who most recently guested on UNKLE's Where Did The Night Fall, releases the follow-up to its 2009 debut.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Although the album is full of brilliance, album opener ‘Marina’ stands headstrong above the others in terms of scope and grandeur, a dirty distorted guitar solo coupled with an African style instrumental and tribal chorusing sees ‘Fever’ go from commendable to a masterpiece.
  2. 80
    Everyone from Hendrix to CSN&Y to Pink Floyd to Led Zep turns up in their dusky psych-blues-folk blended with a symphonic approach to song construction that keeps Sleepy Sun sounding fresh. [Jun 2010, p.98]
  3. 80
    Sun-scorched heavy blues rock from Cosmic Californians. [July 2010, p. 94]
  4. 70
    If you liked Embrace, You'll like Fever. If you're looking for something novel, you might have better luck at a bookstore. [Spring/Summer 2010, p.107]
  5. Fever then, is an album with an audience already writ large. If the idea of ‘cosmic jams’ brings you out in a cold sweat, then this isn’t a record for you.
  6. Sleepy Sun aren’t above dispelling the perceptions of over indulgence, and they may always be tarred thus, but Fever at least proves there’s a renewed clarity to go with the lozenge-smooth lethargy, even if it isn’t totally clearheaded.
  7. The problem is that it all sounds so familiar, and they just seem far too comfortable perpetuating stoner rock cliches.

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  1. Sep 10, 2012
    I thought the album was good. This is definitely the type of music I listen to, although I wouldn't consider Sleepy Sun or other bands like them as Indie. They are more of a psych-rock band which is obvious in all songs on this album. The use of the Fuzz pedal in the first song reminds me of bands from the classic rock era that predominately used this kind of effect. I also like the female vocalist, I am a sucker for falsetto and she has a unique voice. The arrangement and textures take me back to the Late 60's when the rock scene was in its prime Expand