Sinners Never Sleep

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  • Summary: The third album for the rock band from England was produced by Garth "GGGarth" Richardson.
  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, International, Punk Metal, Screamo, Western European Traditions, British
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Top Track

Loverboy
Da da da da da da da da, Hell had you by the throat You never got to heaven But you got real close Your past has you in a choke hold, But you deserve... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Kerrang!
    Nov 9, 2011
    80
    This is the best album You Me At Six have made. [1 Oct 2011, p.50]
  2. Jan 24, 2012
    75
    Sinners Never Sleep is a transitional album, though such efforts rarely bode as well for the future as this does.
  3. Nov 9, 2011
    60
    There's no shame in appealing to a more commercial crowd, and if You Me at Six could have continued to pursue the album's more mature mainstream moments instead of trying to prove their rawk credentials, Sinners Never Sleep would probably have turned out to be a more consistent affair.
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    60
    The album dips when they try too hard not to be pop.
  5. Alternative Press
    Nov 15, 2011
    60
    One can only wonder how Sinners Never Sleep would have fared had it been more consistent. [Nov 2011, p.98]
  6. Q Magazine
    Jan 30, 2012
    60
    Replacing buoyant guitars and boy-girl dilemmas with dark themes of religion, parenthood and death, this [album] is a bridge to grittier material, albeit that with a glittering pop-rock handrail. [Nov 2011, p. 143]
  7. Nov 9, 2011
    60
    For a record that could've gone in one of two directions, it manages the neat trick of going in both.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 10, 2012
    10
    You Me At Six (for those of you that don't know) comprises of Josh Franceschi (vocals), Max Helyer (rhythm guitar, vocals), Christopher MillerYou Me At Six (for those of you that don't know) comprises of Josh Franceschi (vocals), Max Helyer (rhythm guitar, vocals), Christopher Miller (lead guitar), Matt Barnes (bass) and Daniel Flint (drums, percussion), and are a British rock band who formed back in 2004.

    Sinners Never Sleep (the band's third studio album) was released on October 3rd 2011, and reached number 3 in the Official UK Album Charts, which is much higher than their previous releases â
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  2. Feb 29, 2012
    8
    great album with great songs, the only thing i would say was lay of on all the a temps at shouting and screaming your music fine the way itgreat album with great songs, the only thing i would say was lay of on all the a temps at shouting and screaming your music fine the way it is, crash and reckless are amazing tunes Expand
  3. May 10, 2013
    8
    Its a good album. The songs are generally well constructed, although the whole ''heaviness'' of the band that they try to convey on the recordIts a good album. The songs are generally well constructed, although the whole ''heaviness'' of the band that they try to convey on the record is achieved after the first two songs (Oli Sykes has a wasted cameo on track 3, we already get the picture) and the prison theme is a bit tiring after a while (unnecessary boring concept/theme/idea). However as a collection of songs they are mostly impressive, though some retain the pop-punk influence of their previous releases. I personally like this album, it did however take several listens before I paid any attention though. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2017
    7
    This is, so far, probably the best album You Me At Six has ever done. But to judge, I prefer to do it with some retrospective. Since it shouldThis is, so far, probably the best album You Me At Six has ever done. But to judge, I prefer to do it with some retrospective. Since it should be noted that the previous 2 albums were, although good, quite generics. In this case, You Me At Six obtained the identity that they wish they had taken for more than one album.

    Still, the album does not bring anything to the table. Let's say it's generic, but not in the same field as its predecessors. It's basically what you would expect from a Pop Punk band that has been in the media for years.

    It is good, but nothing out of the ordinary, is a simple search for a more marked identity, something to applaud, for the experimental of this. In addition, it escapes many times of the themes that You Me At Six uses. (Romantic)
    Especially for Loverboy, song that establishes a "narrative" along with a personage that the band calls "Loverboy", but that does not work very well like opening for the album.

    Best songs:
    1. Loverboy.
    2. Bite My Tongue.
    3. Little Death.
    4. Crash (You Me At Six have always been good at ballads. This is evident in Always Attract and Give).
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  5. Aug 24, 2013
    5
    A more mature and well rounded effort in comparison to their other albums, unfortunately this album lacked character and true power in theA more mature and well rounded effort in comparison to their other albums, unfortunately this album lacked character and true power in the songs. Singles can be easily distinguished as the album does lack depth throughout all the songs. Nice to see them avoid punk power chords like in Take off Your Colours but still wanted more!

    Top Songs!
    1. No One Does it Better
    2. Crash
    3. Bite My Tongue
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  6. Jan 25, 2012
    1
    Totally devoid of any creative thought, this album is factory made for your local 'alternative/modern-rock' radio station. Bands like thisTotally devoid of any creative thought, this album is factory made for your local 'alternative/modern-rock' radio station. Bands like this are so formulaic I have to wonder if there is an algorithm somewhere that produces these songs. If so, Anonymous, would you mind destroying the computers responsible for this offense to rock? Expand