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Sleep and Release Like fellow indie-rock Scots the Delgados, Aereogramme ply eerily fragile vocals and hearts-on-their-sleeves lyrics that hit you like that lip-splitting...Sleep and Release Like fellow indie-rock Scots the Delgados, Aereogramme ply eerily fragile vocals and hearts-on-their-sleeves lyrics that hit you like that lip-splitting...2003-03-07
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Sleep and Release

Producer (group): Matador; Status: In Season

Like fellow indie-rock Scots the Delgados, Aereogramme ply eerily fragile vocals and hearts-on-their-sleeves lyrics that hit you like that lip-splitting ice ball hurled by your spurned first-grade love. Sleep and Release is front-loaded with its two best songs, the loud-quiet-loud early-Weezer cousin ”Indiscretion #243” and the Soft Bulletin-like symphonic poppy ”Black Path.” But like Radiohead’s Kid A, it’s a rock album divided into movements closer in spirit to a dance record (complete with two ”chill-out” tracks at the end), which is what, at times, makes it as difficult as it is compelling.

Originally posted March 7 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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