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Sleepaway: SleepawaySleepaway (2006)
Reviewer Rating: 1.5
Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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While listening to Sleepaway’s self-titled debut, I kept feeling it was necessary to turn up the volume. The sad part was that even after giving the knob a good twist, it didn’t help. No matter how high the volume, the album’s strange choice of mixing and production left it feeling apathetic and lifeless. The instrumentation is shoved into the background, with the drums sounding like the mics that recorded them were on the other side of the room. It might be a conscious choice made by the band due to the fact that nearly all the vocals are delivered in a half whisper, but even still it only serves to make the album sound like a watered down version of an already watered down band like Mae or Copeland. If Sleepaway were going for an adult contemporary tone they’ve succeeded, if not this album has a serious problem. But enough about production, let’s get to the tunes.
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