I Slept On The Floor

Another Sky - I Slept On The Floor
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #74 / 799
User Score
Based on 69 ratings
2020 Ratings: #285
Liked by 1 person
August 7, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fiction / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Beats Per Minute

I Slept on the Floor as a title brings to mind feelings of vulnerability, but the band repurpose those sensations as one of their greatest strengths – achingly personal in nature, their restless 12-track debut refuses to be pinned down, either figuratively or literally.

80
Mojo

Vincent's voice is so unusual and beguiling, it almost detracts from the lyrics, but they eventually punch through.

80
NME

The album mixes the personal and the political viciously with compassion.

80
The Independent

I Slept On the Floor is a marvellous, and intense, debut.

80
DIY
A potent and empowering statement of intent.
80
Gigwise
Throughout the album, the difficult emotions of fear and misunderstanding are treated as malleable as Catrin’s vocals, often drawing beautiful sound from places where it wouldn’t be expected to reside. Purposeful and energetic, the band carve out their own space on this debut album, offering plenty for newcomers and fans alike to enjoy.
70
Loud and Quiet

Whilst there’s a wealth of melancholia on I Slept On The Floor, there’s an overwhelming sense of strength to be taken from it all.

MarkyC
83
The sound of lead vocalist Catrin Vincent completely took me off guard on first listen. Two minutes into this album, her voice suddenly appears - deep, emotive and fascinating. Another Sky's guitarists and drummer are equally as impressive. Their dynamic alongside Vincent's expansive vocal range sounds seamless. It almost feels as if her voice feeds off the captivating guitar and drum performance throughout. The passion and emotion conveyed when they all are in sync and especially in the ... read more
MasterCrackfox
83
Come for the eye-catching album artwork, stay for the gorgeous musicianship and other-worldly vocal patterns.

On their debut record, I Slept On The Floor, Another Sky is a challenging listen in many respects, but a truly beautiful one. Vincent as a vocalist is the crux of Another Sky's sound, channeling powerful, poignant, and pristine moments all together in to even brief moments of a song. There is rarely a moment in which she booms over the rich instrumentation and you aren't captivated as ... read more
Melancoholic
50
Average.
LittleHollow15
80
Another Sky is a band I've been following for two years now, having gripped me with early singles "Avalanche", for its suspenseful grandeur, and "Chillers", for its catchy chorus and subject matter. Both provided some pretty jarring social commentary, the former taking a decidedly more abstract stance when compared to the blunt but effective lyrics of "Chillers". Regardless, both were instantly enjoyable tracks, albeit a little basic on the instrumental side of ... read more
NTTR
59
Another Sky - I Slept On The Floor

Genre: Art Pop
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 59% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 417th / 861

Highlight: The Cracks

Made me think of:
PJ Harvey
The 1975
Jarv Is
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Track List

  1. How Long?
  2. Fell In Love With The City
  3. Brave Face
  4. Riverbed
  5. The Cracks
  6. I Slept On The Floor
  7. Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds
  8. Tree
  9. Avalanche
  10. Let Us Be Broken
  11. All Ends
  12. Only Rain
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Added on: July 21, 2020