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4.8 out of 5
192 Ratings
192 Ratings
AustinCampbell ,

Best Tracks

Having subscribed to Yearbook for the last year, I thought it might be helpful to highlight the best tracks (hence my title).

Best:
My very favorite song is actually the very first, Homesick. If the word "magical" was enough to describe it, that is what I'd say... Well, I guess that's all I'll say. It has the best line from the whole album "If love's elastic, then were we born to test its reach?" Epic.

"Accidental Light" is the most addictive, best sing-along track. "Snow" is a must-add-to your Christmas collection. Start off the year right with the most upbeat (albeit not much) song, "January White." If you're looking for a soothing melancholy tune "Birthright" is a good start. Jon Foreman's presence is a plus. Brooke Waggoner's guest track, "In the Meantime" is a beautiful please-shed-a-tear-with-me song. On the opposite end, "Pacific Blues" sounds like it came from an old creepy stop-motion film, although it is good. Lastly, there's a buffet of emotions from my favorite instrumental, "Households."

Other Goodies: Next to Me, Bright & Early, Emphasis, Learning Curve, Intermission, Hourglass, Aperture, Noble Aim

(You get the idea: it's all good! Save time and just buy the whole thing and listen to it on shuffle. You're Welcome.)

Shanerbop ,

yes.

no one should question the greatness here.

justjuniper ,

Warm Fuzzy Blanket

Every song from these guys has the effect of carrying a hot yummy drink, crackling fireplace, cozy corner, and a warm fuzzy blanket wrapped around my mind everywhere I go. It is the kind of music that makes you feel like whatever moment you are in now is really just a great scene in a movie with a happy ending...you just feel better. Beautiful lyrics. Elegant crafstmanship. One of my favorite finds.

About Sleeping At Last

Based out of suburban Chicago, emo-inflected alt-rockers Sleeping at Last formed in 1999 around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Ryan O'Neal, drumming sibling Chad O'Neal, and bass player Dan Perdue. The trio began to build a local following, playing wherever possible and doing the occasional support gig. After sparking the interest of Billy Corgan with their self-released full-length, Capture, the erstwhile Smashing Pumpkin aided the group in securing a record deal with Interscope, who signed the band in late 2002. Ghosts, their official debut, appeared in October 2003, followed by a national tour opening for Switchfoot. The independently released Keep No Score arrived in 2006, followed in 2009 by Storyboards, the latter of which featured orchestral arrangements by Van Dyke Parks.

By this time, Sleeping at Last had become a solo vehicle for Ryan O'Neal, who was reaping the rewards of a burgeoning composing career, landing songs on popular television shows like Grey's Anatomy, Bones, Criminal Minds, Believe, and So You Think You Can Dance; the Sleeping at Last song "Turning Page" appeared in two versions of the original motion picture soundtrack for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn as well. O'Neal is also the composer for the Rainn Wilson-produced children's program Kid President: Declaration of Awesome on the HUB network. In 2011, under the Sleeping at Last moniker, O'Neal began releasing three songs a month for the ambitious, subscription-based Yearbook project. The long-form conceptual Atlas enterprise followed the same format in 2013, with its first installment, Atlas: Year One (30 Songs), reaching completion the following year. Commissioned by the ABC network (for Grey's Anatomy), Covers, Vol. 1 arrived that same year, while 2016 saw the release of the original motion picture soundtracks for the films Many Beautiful Things and The Spring. Covers, Vol. 2 was also released in 2016, and Atlas: Space arrived the following year. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Wheaton, IL
FORMED
1999

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