Brilliant Sanity

Teleman - Brilliant Sanity
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #393 / 926
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
April 8, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Moshi Moshi / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Loaded with more jingles than a sleigh at Christmas, ‘Brilliant Sanity’ is synth pop at it’s most intentionally addictive.

The Guardian

Euphoric rushes decorate Brilliant Sanity at regular intervals ... but they are deployed so judiciously that you never get tired of them. 

Under The Radar

Simply placing a fuller smile over their songwriting, Teleman have created a sharp, smart pop record that—if there's any justice in this world—should bring them the wider attention they merit.

The Line of Best Fit

As a whole Brilliant Sanity is as fresh as it is reminiscent, as catchy as it is challenging and thoughtful – a welcome nod to what has been, with a firm eye on the horizon.

Loud and Quiet

It’s not too cool itself, but ‘Brilliant Sanity’ is that smart kind of indie pop, and Teleman’s finest work yet.

The 405

Album number two from Teleman delivers a few subtle but significant changes; essentially though, it's business as usual for the wonky-pop quartet.


In the couple of years since Breakfast, it appears Teleman are rather standing still, the lack of progression perhaps suggesting a more apt, alternative album title of Brunch, being quite close in comparison to the debut.

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album cohesion: 8
album originality: 5

total = 76%
Fav Tracks: Dusseldorf, English Architecture, Fall in Time, Brilliant Sanity
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Year End Lists

#86/Under the Radar

Track List

  1. Dusseldorf
  2. Fall in Time
  3. Glory Hallelujah
  4. Brilliant Sanity
  5. Superglue
  6. Canvas Shoe
  7. Tangerine
  8. English Architecture
  9. Melrose
  10. Drop Out
  11. Devil in My Shoe
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Added on: January 17, 2016