Quick Review (LP): Sleep Forever by Crocodiles

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Sleep Forever
Fat Possum; 2010

My Rating: A

Best Tracks: “Stoned To Death”, “All My Hate and My Hexes Are For You”

There is an appeal here akin to the Stone Roses‘ debut. It’s big alt-pop, but fuzzed over, rocked out, and minus any semblance of gloss. This is a very listenable record, due in particular to some strong hooks and a very tangible sense of basement band joy. These guys don’t strike me as musical geniuses or anything, just inspired and creative cohorts looking to make some interesting, left-field rock and roll. While that’s nothing revolutionary, the result is all the good things about ensemble Brit-rock dressed down. I’m pleased to say that Sleep Forever is a very strong offering, one I’ll come back to frequently.

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