Leave Your Sleep

  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2010
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The music is beautiful and the vibe mellow, though Merchant gets Dixieland-brassy with Wynton Marsalis and tries some I-Threes-style reggae. But it’s like that My Morning Jacket song about the sexy librarian: You wish she’d let her hair down more.
  2. To be blunt though, for all the great literary and musical figures involved, the result of this creative vision sounds more or less the same as the music Natalie Merchant has been making for her whole solo career. Only more boring.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    "Leave Your Sleep" is an incredible achievement that has apparently been under appreciated by many. Ms. Merchant's songs are beautifully"Leave Your Sleep" is an incredible achievement that has apparently been under appreciated by many. Ms. Merchant's songs are beautifully melodic and perfectly adapted to the poems. The instrumentation and orchestrations are likewise beautifully done. This has been my favorite album since its release. It is that good. If you are interested in something that isn't the usual fare, you will not be disappointed by this collection. Full Review »