A Sleep & A Forgetting
Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Rank: #388 / 929
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
February 14, 2012 / Release Date
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Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

79
Pitchfork

It's something of a triumph for Thorburn, to match his most emotionally devastating material yet with music that's so close-sounding and unassumingly, unabashedly pretty.

75
Paste

It’s an inspired look at the grieving human heart. And one of the best Islands records so far, to boot.

73
Beats Per Minute

While A Sleep & A Forgetting is a bold new statement for the band, the album occasionally treads on the mundane level, due to its similarly-orchestrated tracks.

70
PopMatters

That infectious, childlike zeal was so integral to the first part of their career that A Sleep is jarringly unfamiliar at first.

60
No Ripcord

It's just that, well, it gets a bit boring, a bit sleepy, and altogether, it's a bit forgettable.

Aug 9, 2017
VinylHound83
82
In A Dream It Seemed Real - 10/10
This Is Not A Song - 9/10
Never Go Solo - 7/10
No Crying - 9/10
Hallways - 10/10
Can't Feel My Face - 10/10
Lonely Love - 7/10
Oh Maria - 9/10
Cold Again - 6/10
Don't I Love You - 6/10
Same Thing - 7/10

Overall Rating: 90 out of 110 = 82%
END OF YEAR LISTS
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Track List
  1. In A Dream It Seemed Real 
  2. This Is Not A Song 
  3. Never Go Solo 
  4. No Crying 
  5. Hallways 
  6. Can't Feel My Face 
  7. Lonely Love 
  8. Oh Maria 
  9. Cold Again 
  10. Don't I Love You 
  11. Same Thing
Contributions By
patton, thisisabtlgrnd, erik


Added on: October 25, 2011