Okkervil keep getting better
J. N. Forsythe | Minneapolis, MN | 11/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For Okkervil River fans, this is a must buy. The title Sleep & Wake-Up Songs is very suiting for the album. The album opens with "A Favor" which is an instant Okkervil River classic. The album then slows down, but picks up again on the closing track "No Hidden Track". The contrast between "sleepy" songs and "wake-up" songs is perfect for an EP. Rarely will I buy an EP, but I can't imagine this album being any longer or shorter. Will Sheff continues to improve his songwriting yet still keeping Okkervil Rivers' distinct sound. Again, this is a must buy for Okkervil River fans. For those who don't know Okkervil River, I suggest checking out Down the River of Golden Dreams or Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See."