Sleepwalking - Rae & Christian
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  • Summary: Second full-length from the British production duo.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Like its predecessor, the stellar Sleepwalking is steeped in mature songwriting craftsmanship and versatile rhythms that encompass dance, reggae, hip-hop, and left-field ambiance.
  2. The duo's strength is their songwriting skills, which are being honed to a razor's edge here. [#153, p.84]
  3. Another triumph, brimming with soulful, languid grooves, deft samples and well-chosen guest singers.
  4. 70
    And while 'Sleepwalking' can't help but sink into the somnambulism its title promises, R&C also get ambitious, abandoning lathery fantasia for something a little earthier. [Apr 2001, p.163]
  5. 70
    By assembling a heavyweight lineup of talent to support -- including soul legend Bobby Womack, the Congos, and the Pharcyde -- Rae & Christian set lofty aspirations and, more often than not, reach them.
  6. Not since Bomb the Bass's "Clear" has a British production team re-interpreted aging African American tropes so persuasively.
  7. Sleepwalking doesn't have a startling track like Northern Sulphuric's "Spellbound" to lift it out from the polite sludge of trip-hop mush.

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