Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting

Islands - A Sleep & A Forgetting
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Rank: #316 / 758
USER SCORE
64
Based on
9 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

79
Pitchfork
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
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
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
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
No Ripcord

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

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DETAILS

RELEASED: February 14, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Anti-
GENRE: Indie Pop
WEBSITE: islandsareforever.com
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# 63 - PopMatters
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
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Added on: October 25, 2011