Smart (Sleeper album)

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Studio album by
Released13 February 1995
March 14, 1995 (U.S.)
ProducerPaul Corkett, Sleeper; Ian Broudie on "Delicious"
Sleeper chronology
The It Girl
Singles from Smart
  1. "Swallow"
    Released: 31 January 1994
  2. "Delicious"
    Released: 9 May 1994
  3. "Inbetweener"
    Released: 9 January 1995
  4. "Vegas"
    Released: 27 March 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(1-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Q3/5 stars[3]
Record Collector4/5 stars[4]

Smart is the debut studio album by English Britpop band Sleeper, released on 13 February 1995[7] by Indolent Records. It was mixed by Stephen Street. The album's sleeve photo is of the Mercury Seven astronauts. A 25TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION was released in 2020 on both vinyl & CD. The CD version has 10 extra tracks.

Track listing[]

1."Inbetweener"Louise WenerPaul Corkett/Sleeper3:18
2."Swallow"Louise Wener, Jon StewartPaul Corkett/Sleeper2:42
3."Delicious"Louise Wener, Jon StewartIan Broudie3:01
4."Hunch"Louise Wener, Jon StewartPaul Corkett/Sleeper3:38
5."Amuse"Louise WenerPaul Corkett/Sleeper2:09
6."Bedhead"Louise WenerPaul Corkett/Sleeper3:00
7."Lady Love Your Countryside"Louise WenerPaul Corkett/Sleeper2:40
8."Vegas"Louise WenerPaul Corkett/Sleeper3:14
9."Poor Flying Man"Louise Wener, Jon StewartPaul Corkett/Sleeper4:01
10."Alice in Vain"Louise Wener, Jon StewartPaul Corkett/Sleeper/Anjali Dutt3:35
11."Twisted"Louise Wener, Jon StewartPaul Corkett/Sleeper3:01
12."Pyrotechnician"Louise Wener, Jon StewartPaul Corkett/Sleeper3:26


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Smart – Sleeper". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Sleeper: Smart". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Sleeper: Smart". Q. No. 102. March 1995. p. 102.
  4. ^ "Sleeper: Smart". Record Collector. p. 96. [A] double-entendre laden statement of intent delivered with a sharp eye and plenty of lip.
  5. ^ Wilkinson, Roy (March 1995). "Sleeper: Smart". Select. No. 57. p. 90.
  6. ^ Sharp, Johnny (August 2020). "Sleeper: Smart". Uncut. No. 279. p. 50.
  7. ^ Sexton, Paul (1995-02-11). "Arista's Sleeper Awakens Interest: U.K. group seen as 'international band'". Billboard. 107 (6): 10. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 15 April 2021. In the U.K. where Sleeper has been signed to Indolent Records since mid-1993, Smart is due Feb. 13.

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