Lovers - The Sleepy Jackson
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  • Summary: The Australian rockers, who have attracted attention in their homeland and in Europe with their early EPs, make their full-length debut with this LP.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
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  1. A record that is rich, varied and a little crackers as well, Lovers will certainly stand as one of the best debut albums of the year.
  2. 90
    A sun-dappled, idiosyncratic delight, flooded with warmth and vitality, yet weighted by an undefinable sadness. [Aug 2003, p.108]
  3. 83
    Juicing fragile melodies with weeping George Harrison guitar, frontman Luke Steele is pretty even-keeled for a spaced-out pop maestro. [Nov 2003, p.117]
  4. The evidence here suggests the Sleepy Jackson could make a great punk album, or a great country album, or a great psychedelic album. Instead, they've simply made a great album, and one of the best debuts of the year.
  5. Steele's self-conscious attempts to create a legend for himself only distract from what is actually a very good album.
  6. Lovers' vast scope quickly becomes a daunting proposition for its listener.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4