Sistrionix - Deap Vally
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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. Sep 10, 2013
    7
    http://osianlewis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/deap-vally-sistronix-album-review.html

    I gave it 7.5 on here but I'm bumping it down to 7.

    'On the whole Sistronix is a thrilling album. While it may lack a little variety, the record showcases Deap Vally's distinct attitude and style of music. A good debut. 7.5'
  2. Oct 16, 2013
    6
    They are an interesting concept band, but little else. The sound wears thin after six tracks and you kind of don't care after that where they go................................................................
  3. Jul 14, 2013
    6
    It is hard to chew every song from Deap Vally's "Sistrionix". However, songs like 'End of the World', 'Lies', and 'Six Feet Under' are worth a listen.
  4. Jul 4, 2013
    5
    “Hate, is a parasite”, and this album is also slightly parasitical, but not in a good way. Opener “End of the World” is powerful, it presents us with Deap Vally’s Californian scuzzy garage blues, that just so happens to have well done production and is far from low-fi, even though the fuzziness of the guitars calls out for it.

    It’s from here, where the album goes downhill, and only
    occasionally takes a break to catch it’s breath. “Baby I Call Hell”, is too cheesy for me to bear, and I don’t even find it funny cheesy. And “Walk of Shame” sounds like a shameless rip-off of The White Stripes and The Black Belles. That’s what Deap Vally are though, they are an unsatisfying blend of music and bands you have heard before.

    “Gonna Make My Own Money” is good, it’s still the strong single it was when it was released, but can’t make up for it surrounding blandness that is “Creeplife” and “Your Love”, despite on the former vocalist Lindsey Troy channels some Karen O and the later beginning with a raw un-produced and untouched drum track.

    “Bad for my Body” has a fairly strong chorus, but a really weak verse, that shows the lost potential of this band in their debut album. “Woman of Intention” starts of really great, a fuzzier Blood Red Shoes but looses itself in bad blues. But again, the chorus is strong, and I just wish the girls change this on their next outing.

    “Six Feet Under” closes the album, and album that feels like a heavy shopping bag filled with primarily cheap food with the occasional expensive choice because you wanted a treat. Yet, “Six Feet Under” comes close to redeeming the drab. It’s long and tasty, the vocals actually work here, the backing vocals work, everything here is solid and I can’t believe it sits on the same album, this feels like where Deap Vally are headed, and they’re already there.

    Overall the album is weak, but it shines in various places, especially in “Six Feet Under”.
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Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    70
    As a result all the dumb comparisons turn out to be irrelevant, and Sistrionix turns out to be a debut to be proud of.
  2. 80
    It’s a bit of a tightrope walk for any female rock stars though, retaining femininity while cranking up the amps and pushing the blues rock envelope right to the edge of the table, but Deap Vally sound and look like they know exactly what they’re about.
  3. Oct 9, 2013
    62
    It’s 11 songs of nonstop, downright raunchy blues with lyrics that ooze malcontent and feminism.