Sleeping On Roads - Neil Halstead
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  • Summary: This is the first solo release from Slowdive and Mojave 3 frontman Neil Halstead, and includes occasional guest contributions from the likes of his bandmate Ian McCutcheon and Locust's Mark Van Hoen.
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  1. The aching sensitivity of many of these lonely acoustic compositions is balanced against an inventive backdrop of instrumentation.
  2. This is the stuff of classic sad-bastard pop music, but the arrangements elevate this to a different, more interesting level.
  3. A few more tangible melodies would have gone down well, but the overall mood is magnificent.
  4. Sleeping on Roads is both more subdued and more universally poppy than anything Mojave 3 has released to date.
  5. Taking into account the sometimes spotty songwriting and its overtly dreamy similarities to Mojave 3 (like if they'd had a back massage and 1200mg's of Valium), there isn't much to save it from solo slump status.
  6. The nine songs retain an insular, slept-in charm, with the same Californian Nick Drake brief as Mojave 3.
  7. With this soft-spoken and delicate record of almost-drawling songs, he's moved his work one step closer to Nashville. [Mar 2002, p.81]

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  1. DirkE.
    Feb 10, 2002
    8
    This is tenderness...
  2. tagzeitblau
    Feb 15, 2002
    7
    i love it. i should go on a road-trip with it : - )

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