Sleeper – The it Girl

Alongside Blur and Oasis there were numerous other Britpop bands, of which Sleeper were one of the best.   This album is there finest in my opinion and is a brilliant220px-Sleeper_-_The_It_Girl_album_cover collection of songs.  It is intelligently written and has the classic 90’s Britpop sound of catchy melodies and jangly guitar riffs.  Louise Wener has one of those wonderfully distinctive voices that purrs the lyrics with a slight huskiness.  This is a great album to listen to, particularly on a sunny day like today.  Some are the tracks are less than 3 minutes, so you get that “hit and run” feeling, where the songs just arrive, do what they gotta do and bang, they’re gone. Sadly I never got to see them live, but I might get the chance now they have reformed earlier this year.  If you have never checked out Sleeper this is a great album to start with.

Standout track: Statuesque