Sleep And Release - Aereogramme
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  • Summary: The Glaswegian guitar rockers emerge with their second full-length album, an even more intense affair than their 2001 debut 'Story In White.'
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
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  1. A brave, commanding, astonishing LP that shatters all notions of what modern rock music can, or for that matter, should be.
  2. The building of momentum from beautiful or ominous minimalism into cathartic, sweeping heaviness is remarkable.
  3. Although some have dismissed the group as glorified emo, the group has really gone far and beyond such a simple statement.
  4. Like Radiohead's Kid A, it's a rock album divided into movements closer in spirit to a dance record (complete with two ''chill-out'' tracks at the end), which is what, at times, makes it as difficult as it is compelling.
  5. It's an obvious comparison given the company they keep, but, this time around, Aereogramme really are Mogwai and The Delgados on the same record.
  6. The band's dynamics are beyond reproach, and the album sounds fabulous. Problem: The quiet songs don't provide a proper outlet for the band's palpable tension, and Aereogramme stays quiet far too often.

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  1. AJJohnson
    May 5, 2004
    10
    !!! it's been a long sinse I listened 2 the whole album so carefully.
  2. DirkN
    Apr 10, 2003
    9
    A great album. Not perfect, but the range & depth of it exceed anything else I've heard in a long time.

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