Sleep Forever

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  • Summary: Simian Mobile Disoc's James Ford produces The Crocodile's follow-up to its 2009 debut album, Summer of Hate.
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  1. Sleep Forever is about accepting mortality, and if its skill represents the possibilities of their earthly journey, long live Crocodiles.
  2. If San Diego's Crocodiles sound flawless on paper, they damn well prove it on record.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. For the most part, though, the fuzz has been pulled back enough to reveal an enjoyable but hardly revolutionary set that tends to recall a more ponderous Darklands-era JAMC.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    Much more than a collection of second-hand shoegaze though, Sleep Forever is also endowed with a glam-rock swagger and a fondness for euphoric choruses that fans of Kasabian would do well to investigate. [Oct 2010, p.105]
  7. Jun 1, 2011
    40
    Sleep Forever, if anything, is an assurance of their staying power; they could probably get away with releasing this same record throughout the remainder of their career.

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  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. Expand