Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars13
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
9
4 star
3
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:£3.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

VINE VOICEon 26 November 2008
I think that there were two main problems with Sleeper. Firstly, I don't think they were ever sure themselves whether they wanted to be a classic pop band or a classic indie band, and the mish-mash of styles is clear here. Secondly, their main asset also turned out to be their curse: Louise Wener. She was someone who could always be relied upon to come up with a great quote or turn of phrase - the ideal rent-a-gob for the mid-90s, and she was a surprisingly good frontwoman at a time when Brett, Liam and Damon were the media darlings. That said, as a result, the other band members were anonymous to the point of oblivion, making the "Sleeperblokes" a focus for some (undeserved) derision in the weekly music press.

And they turned out some excellent witty pop songs in their time, most of which are included here - the "Get Carter" referencing "Delicious" always was a great tune whilst trying to be an indie-thrash, with later songs such as "What Do I Do Now" and "Sale Of The Century" showing a slight progression in sound.

To be fair, they probably split up at the right time - before it all got stale, old and repetitious (something certain other Britpop bands could and should have learned from). I remember Sleeper fondly, and most of what you need is here.
0Comment|24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 13 December 2007
Sleeper were a rare thing. Songwriting talent combined with the look of the 90s plus they could pull it off live. Front-woman Louise Wener was the darling of the indie press for several years - a fine looking woman who could pull controversial quotes out of the bag like there was no tomorrow. They stirred up a lot of excitement with their first few releases, creating many collectable singles and EPs. With their catchy pop-hooks and clever vocals they had hit after hit until the record buying public went elsewhere for their trendy record collection. listen to this alongside the likes of Shed Seven and you will hear the talent versus the hype. A good CD for re-living your wasted youth. Oh, and jon Stewart is a mighty fine guitarist, songwriter and all round good chap.
0Comment|19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 July 2010
This album took me right back to when I heard their music the first time around. Most of the favourites are here on this album - it won't disappoint.
0Comment|6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 29 December 2014
I just love this album; it's been played loads since I bought it. I saw Sleeper a few times in the mid-90's and listening to them now brings back loads of great memories.

If you like good indie-pop with quirky lyrics (about everyday life) I would hope you like this.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 May 2011
I loved the album The It Girl by Sleeper but never got round to buying Smart or She's a Good Girl. They seemed to go out of fashion with the latter album which is a real shame because I love Louise Wener's voice and attitude. The lyrics are fun and thought-provoking and this collection has been a mainstay on my iPod ever since I got it. Buy it!
0Comment|2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 5 March 2013
Bought as a present but i know they throughly enjoy this cd, again has a great number of tracks on the album.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 9 February 2011
If you like 90's indie then this is a nice bit of nostalgia. Sleeper where I think much underrated at the time, something to do with being fronted by a girl perhaps, for some reason girl fronted bands never seem to be taken quite as seriously. Some nice if unspectacular tunes, mostly happy, bouncy indie pop. I like it.
0Comment|One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 November 2015
excellent service, great album
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 2 November 2015
Great vocals from Louise Wener make this band. Tunes are timeless and the attitude and passion from Louise make this hard to put down.
There are a couple of songs that i am not keen on but that is only my opinion.
This is not really a greatest hits album as they only had a handful of semi hits which is a shame as they were dwarfed by many other indie bands at the time.
Well worth a few quid and will stay on my iPod for many a moon.
22 comments|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 September 2015
Excellent
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Customers also viewed these items


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)