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  • Summary: The second full-length solo release for The Gaslight Anthem frontman was produced by Ted Hutt.
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  1. Kerrang!
    Feb 7, 2018
    80
    Light and breezy strummer Her majesty's Service occasionally reads like a string of Fallon-isms (rolling stones, a girl named Elsie, etc.), but it's blown away by the hulking brass of Sleepwalkers, which straddles the line between grandness and outrageousness perfectly. [10 Feb 2018, p.52]
  2. Uncut
    Feb 1, 2018
    80
    It maintains throughout that signatures guileless fealty to soulful rock'n'roll, laced as usual with the wry melancholy that distinguishes Fallon's lyrics. [Mar 2018, p.
  3. Feb 9, 2018
    75
    It’s just Fallon and his microphone, crooning and crowing over these rhythm and blues-focused rave-ups, holding court over an old-school rock revival to match his restless mood.
  4. Feb 9, 2018
    70
    Overall, the record is recognisably Fallon’s; he takes his best ingredients of trademark likeability and searing emotional insight and transfers it while changing things up musically. It’s inspiring to see a musician like him take strides and experiment, not necessarily taking the safe route.
  5. 65
    If you buy into Brian Fallon’s rock classicist worldview, Sleepwalkers is an enjoyable record. Just don’t ask for much beyond that.
  6. After singing about so much Americana for the past decade, it seems that he’s now had to cross the Atlantic in search of fresh geography to mine.
  7. Mojo
    Feb 1, 2018
    40
    Forget Me Not may echo Dancing In The Dark's intro, but it's bouncy energy is pure Ready Steady Go!, while the crisp, finger-poppin' stomp of If Your Prayers Don't Get To Heaven evokes gospel-tinged Motown. ... However, an ensuing sequence of stodgy ballads and grunty blue-collar rockers kill that aspiration, underscored by dreary production from Ted Hutt. [Mar 2018, p.92]

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  1. Feb 12, 2018
    10
    This is Brian's best album to date since 'The '59 Sound' (TGA) and 'Elsie' (The Horrible Crowes). Some of these tracks would not be out ofThis is Brian's best album to date since 'The '59 Sound' (TGA) and 'Elsie' (The Horrible Crowes). Some of these tracks would not be out of place on 'Elsie' - which is an absolute compliment from me. A more complete album than 'Painkillers' and a much more enjoyable listen from opening track to closing track. Expand