Sleep Forever

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. With the wall of static dialed back a notch, the songs breathe more, allowing for Welchez and Rowell to construct some of their most immediate material.
  2. Jan 11, 2011
    80
    Forever is a journey through the darker parts of the human mind. Death, love and a strange sense of optimism resonate through the reverb.
  3. Sleep Forever will likely hold minimal appeal for anyone not already on the bandwagon built by Crocodiles' high-profile forebears, but I'm guessing Crocodiles wouldn't have it any other way.
  4. Oct 22, 2010
    76
    Yes, the distortion might be heavy, but when juxtaposed with soaring synths and Brandon Welchez's echoing vocals, Sleep Forever creates a kaleidoscopic landscape much more intricate than the duo's previous effort.
  5. Crocodiles are a talented rock band with a strong sense of songwriting, for sure, but they're also very happy to be playing music, and that joy shines through any amount of fuzz Sleep Forever might throw at you.
  6. If San Diego's Crocodiles sound flawless on paper, they damn well prove it on record.
  7. Summer of Hate felt meek at times, content to retreat into its own shadow; Sleep Forever's many oversized melodies and wider-reaching sound prove that these guys do a lot better taking a few steps into the light.
  8. 70
    Sometimes the results are stunning ("Hearts of Love"); elsewhere, the barrage of studio effects leaves you wondering if they're merely covering up crap songs. Either way, Sleep Forever never bores.
  9. Sleep Forever is about accepting mortality, and if its skill represents the possibilities of their earthly journey, long live Crocodiles.
  10. Under The Radar
    Oct 26, 2010
    70
    The lyrics are sharper, arrangements are more dynamic, and the songs generally feel larger and more anthemic. [Fall 2010, p.66]
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 10, 2015
    9
    Mirrors has brilliant writing and build up and is a great introduction on Sleep Forever. The only tracks on this album that aren't great haveMirrors has brilliant writing and build up and is a great introduction on Sleep Forever. The only tracks on this album that aren't great have to be Billy Speed and Jet Boy, Jet Girl. Every other track has something new and great to offer. Full Review »