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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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. rosies
    Sep 23, 2004
    10
    faaaantastic....i liked that all of the songs were different it made it interesting. i really hate being bored and Lovers kept me excited all the way through..it started well an stayed good. Expand
  2. MattM
    Jul 29, 2003
    9
    Fantastic debut that continues the great legacy of awesome music coming out of Perth, Western Australia. This album has something for everyone. Psych Pop, Rock, Country & even spoken word. Check it out! Expand
  3. MacM
    Oct 26, 2003
    8
    Gloriously bouncing between the pop genius of Flaming Lips and Doves and off on completely unique tangents along the way, Luke Steele is the pride of West Australia. (And check out his kid sister's band Little Birdy who are wispfully cool, too!) Expand
  4. LaShanR
    Sep 12, 2003
    7
    wonderfully versatile with a great warming feel. a good background album with a lot of talent. impressive rock comeback for this years album releases. Expand