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 ice ball hurled by your… 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 ice ball hurled by your… 2003-02-18 Aerogramme
Music Review

Sleep and Release (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 18, 2003; Lead Performance: Aerogramme

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 Mar 07, 2003 Published in issue #699 Mar 07, 2003 Order article reprints
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