Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sleep - Dopesmoker

2003, Tee Pee Records

1. Dopesmoker (63:31)
2. Sonic Titan (Live) (9:36)

Dopesmoker is the final album by the American stoner doom band Sleep, released in April 22, 2003. Produced by both the band and Billy Anderson, the album went through problems with their label London Records who refused to release the album as the band intended which led to the album being released in a truncated format years later. The album had an official release in its original form by Tee Pee Records long after the band had broken up. Dopesmoker failed to reach any Billboard charts and wasn't reviewed by many popular music critics, although it received very positive reviews from those who did. Eduardo Rivadavia of online music database Allmusic gave the album four and a half stars out of five stating "Dopesmoker is at once an instant doom metal classic — some might even say a masterpiece". In 2003, the British music magazine Mojo gave the album a rating of 5 out of 5 stars stating that Dopesmoker as "A benchmark by which all that dares call itself stoner rock must surely be judged.." Rock musician/musicologist Julian Cope also praised the album declaring it his "Album of the Month" in April 2004.


1 comment:

  1. DopesmokeR is right. Tuesday morning. Gearing up for what "they" call getting down.....