Sleep And Release

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2003
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 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.
  2. Mojo
    60
    Occasionally... there's a sense of things being too studied, the brain doing the work of the heart. [May 2003, p.106]
  3. Sure, they meld muscular riffs with smoky organ meditations, folky landscapes, pompous orchestration and the occasional IDM skitter, but not without losing the transcendent detail that makes each of these genres worth savoring and holding on to.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

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