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Sleeper

Ty Segall

Sleeper

Hyperactive Californian garage rock specialist with the 6th album under his own name, this time switching to a bluesy acoustic feel

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Drag City
UK Release date
19/08/2013
US Release date
20/08/2013
  1. 9.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Sleeper is an album worthy of adorning your shelf until the shelf itself crumbles
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  2. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Ty Segall will no doubt go back to making the raucous punk that is his bread and butter, but it’s nice to hear him stop and catch his breath once in a while
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  3. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    It's his most focused album, with every song's tone easily flowing into the next, and it's also one of his best
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  4. 8.0 |   Pop Matters

    Segall’s most personal work, one that marks a development not just in his sound, but his psyche
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Cleanly recorded in a wide open studio with hot ribbon mikes to capture all the blemishes, the uniqueness of his musical voice is undeniable
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  6. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    As an artist, the mystery man of a thousand songs experiences quite the growth on Sleeper, shedding the enigma in lieu of his most honest and human recordings yet
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  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's a bit much to say Sleeper is a softer side of Segall, but the album is contemplative and introspective in a way that we're not used to hearing from him
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    A work of desolate, cracked genius. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Slows the pace from frenetic to stately for thrilling result. Print edition only

  10. 7.0 |   DIY

    At times the lack of polish can be grating, but there are moments of delicacy and sensitivity that create a more rounded record than seems to exist on first listen
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  11. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    While it might not be his definitive album - that will come when he truly marries both sides of his sound - Sleeper is a progressive fork in the road of Segall's career
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  12. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Sounds a lot more crafted and complete than all the lethargic mythologising would have you believe. Print edition only

  13. 7.0 |   The Fly

    Curiously moving
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  14. 6.0 |   The Observer

    It's no straightforward confessional, but a paradigm shift from squalling electricity to intensity of a different sort
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  15. 6.0 |   NME

    The 35 minutes pass like a troubled dream, and by the end you're a little relieved
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  16. 6.0 |   Blurt

    Ty, do not hesitate to make a record with the raw, deranged zaniness of your garage-punk Epsilons. You can have your cake. And eat it too
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  17. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Sleeper is a record of hidden depth beneath the seemingly simplistic veneer
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  18. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's hard to imagine Ty Segall taking a lunch break, much less sleeping
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