Country Sleep

Night Beds - Country Sleep
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2013 Ratings: #360 / 955
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
February 5, 2013 / Release Date
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Dead Oceans / Label
Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

A gorgeously warm, fuzzy album by a man wise – and sad – beyond his tender years, there’s plenty to love he

77
Pitchfork

The guy is blessed with jump-out-of-the-gym vocal athleticism and throughout Country Sleep, it's unclear whether he's a showoff or if he's still trying to figure out how to corral it

70
DIY

While Night Beds have already drawn incessant comparisons to Bon Iver, take this pairing lightly: ‘Country Sleep’ is a treasure in its own right.

60
Consequence of Sound

Night Beds offer a fine experience to listeners who are looking to hear saccharine pop with limited twang

60
PopMatters

It has all the important parts a great album needs but it’s not quite there yet. 

FinalLifeline
77
While it isn't exactly country, but rather a collection of restful folk tracks, Country Sleep is one of the prettiest folk albums I've ever heard. It's not nostalgiac, and it doesn't rely on any kind of gimmick (although I suspect it owes some of it's sound to Bon Iver and Iron & Wine), but instead on simple, sad, sleepy folk tunes. It also splashes in some mild electronica to keep it interesting. It never reaches the peaks that it could, but it is a very beautiful ... read more
76
Lovely, low-key, relaxing indie folk music that doesn't demand too much of you. Lead singer Winston Yellen has an impeccable vocal tone, but deploys it wisely, his restraint nearly as impressive as the moments when he lets loose.
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#38/American Songwriter

Track List

  1. Faithful Heights
  2. Ramona
  3. Even If We Try
  4. 22
  5. Borrowed Time
  6. Cherry Blossoms
  7. Wanted You In August
  8. Lost Springs
  9. Was I For You?
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