Riceboy Sleeps - Jonsi & Alex
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Put simply, it's a deeply beautiful record.
  2. An hour or so later I finally succumbed to my bed, content. I can only imagine Riceboy does so in kind.
  3. It's more than just the counterpoint to electronic instrumental buzz-bands like Ratatat and Animal Collective; it's 68 minutes of intricate tension-building and release, with a keen eye towards the redemptive powers of contemplation--and nature sounds.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 2, 2012
    8
    A very interesting ambience collaboration between the Sigure Ros man and his boyfriend Alex Somers. Unlike Jonsi's solo record, this bears little resemblance to the Sigure Ros sound. It's the kind of music you can immerse yourself in if you were meditating or relaxing somewhere. It really takes you away. It doesn't really have any traditional songs but is made up of a series of sprawling tracks. I'd recommend for pre sleep listening or listening to while in the bath - that's not saying it's boring, its saying its a chillax album. Full Review »
  2. JeffW.
    Jul 27, 2009
    10
    Great album!
  3. David
    Jul 22, 2009
    8
    One of the better records of the year. Majestic, serene, emotional...and not just for the Sigur Ros following.