Sleep Party People
Sleep Party People


5.0
classic

Review

by Wombat988 USER (11 Reviews)
December 10th, 2011 | 26 replies | 8,894 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Frank would be proud.

6 of 6 thought this review was well written

Let's start off with a simple statement; Sleep Party people definitely know how to capture your attention.

Dressing up in costumes to make a band more memorable is a tactic which has been done many times before e.g Slipknot, Lordi, The Aquabats, GWAR, Devo. The thing is though, of these bands who like to play 'Dress-up', only the metal ones are mainly remembered for their costumes. So what is so special about Sleep Party People besides the bunny hats and hoods which make them so special if encountered?

Maybe it's the wall of electronic noise style that they play? No, it's more than that. Maybe it's the powerfully melodic wall of noise style they play? More likely. However, this isn't really the 'My Bloody 'Valentine' wall of noise sound you might be expecting. Sleep Party People's sound could much more easily be called, 'Very dynamic lullabies for the twisted'. The band manage to get everything that is good about dream-pop and combine it with everything that is good about Noise rock and Shoegaze. They succeed in using reverberated keyboard samples, crisp angular drums and slightly distorted delayed guitar chords to create a fitting outline melody for most of their songs. Whenever this isn't happening though, acoustic guitars, pianos and less used instruments like Harpsichords and Glockenspiels make sure that during the breaks there is still plenty going on to enjoy. And you should. One thing I will say about this album as a fact, is that it will almost definitely make you smile at how cute some of it is, and make you cry inside at how emotionally sounding the rest is.

Did I mention the ethereal vocals? The lyrics are pretty much incomprehensible and free of linguistic meaning. What it may lack in linguistic meaning though, it certainly makes up for with the accidental powerful emotion it holds. Listening to 'I'm not human at all' the same four lines are repeated over and over. Two of them can be made out. "I'm not human at all/ I have no heart". It may not seem like much on it's own, possibly something bands like 'My chemical romance' would have come up with in their spare time. Now sing it in Steven Hawking's voice but much higher and with more than one note. Still sounds a bit odd doesn't it? Now listen to the song. Words cannot describe how they manage it, but those two lines manage to be extremely moving.

It's very hard to go more into depth with an album like this. It's very hard to go into the deeper meaning of it as most of the lyrics aren't understandable. What is understandable though is that the sound this band creates is immense. If you like the idea of 'M83' mixed at times with 'My Bloody Valentine', listen to this album as soon as you can. If the idea of distorted incomprehensible vocals have put you off, listen anyway, you might be surprised at what you hear.



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robertsona
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2011



14990 Comments


ive never listene to this album but therea re some videos o them on youtube playing in like a white room that are awesome

Relinquished
December 10th 2011



24468 Comments


band is cool

BallsToTheWall
December 10th 2011



44164 Comments


Great review, I need this.

Douglas
December 10th 2011



9061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is nice, much like Youth Lagoon.

PorkchopExpress
December 10th 2011



387 Comments


Definitely like this

Activista anti-MTV
December 10th 2011



3138 Comments


"The band manage to get everything that is good about dream-pop and combine it with everything that is good about Noise rock and Shoegaze. They succeed in using reverberated keyboard samples, crisp angular drums and slightly distorted delayed guitar chords to create a fitting outline melody for most of their songs."

"The lyrics are pretty much incomprehensible and free of linguistic meaning. What it may lack in linguistic meaning though, it certainly makes up for with the accidental powerful emotion it holds."

Not sure why anyone would listen to them, but hey probably will

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
December 10th 2011



4507 Comments


Says on rateyourmusic this was released in January of 2010? Hopefully that's a fuck up, unless this is a re-issue of some sort.

Wombat988
December 11th 2011



388 Comments


Meh, I heard it was released July this year. Only know of them because of a friend

gabethepiratesquid
December 11th 2011



4521 Comments


I've had this album for a while and only listened to it once, haha. But it's pretty good dream pop, Idunno about a 5 tho.

natey
January 14th 2012



4170 Comments


missed this one last year but it's a goody

Rev
January 21st 2012



9382 Comments


same, it's great

Ovrot
March 24th 2012



10468 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It's GREAT!

Digging: Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene

Ovrot
March 24th 2012



10468 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

more like this please

Butkuiss
June 5th 2012



4110 Comments


This is fucking amazing omgomgomgom

Ovrot
June 5th 2012



10468 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

seriously
5/5

Oathbreaker
June 5th 2012



1649 Comments


9th track is rather sweet

Ovrot
June 5th 2012



10468 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

5/5
AOTY for every year

Oathbreaker
June 5th 2012



1649 Comments


apator is AOTYAY

ZilbelPing
July 2nd 2013



6031 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Why don't more people know about this, c'mon guys.

Kman418
July 2nd 2013



9850 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's pretty swee

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again



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