Sleep Mountain - The Kissaway Trail
Sleep Mountain Image
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics What's this?

User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The second full-length album for the Danish band was produced by Peter Katis.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. But rather than ending up a bombastic mess, ‘Sleep Mountain’ knows that the devil is in the detail.
  2. Sleep Mountain, the second long-player from The Kissaway Trail, finds the Danish quintet embracing the more sweeping aspects of rock 'n' roll emotional grandeur. And, in large part, they succeed marvellously.
  3. Yeah there's nothing new being mined here, but the band's stunning command of pop music's rich and vast vocabulary, combined with their palpable chemistry, renders this record utterly irrisisitable. [Winter 2010, p.63]
  4. What they're actually releasing is passionate, urgent, full of music that swoops with the geometric elegance of flocking birds, but shows scant evidence of original thinking.
  5. 60
    Banjos, xylophones and 12-string guitars sound oddly unfolky in this context, instead taking an almost symphonic dimension on tracks like the lead single "SDP." [Apr 2010, p.88]
  6. An impressive album with lovely songs, but greater originality is needed. [Apr 2010, p.112]
  7. Sleep Mountain isn’t entirely unenjoyable; its two main crimes are that it’s too safe with its simple chord patterns and unimaginative riffs, and that it’s too in thrall to the records that have inspired it.

See all 11 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of
  2. Mixed: 0 out of
  3. Negative: 0 out of