by Sleigh Bells
- Record Label: Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T.
- Release Date: Jun 1, 2010
- Summary: The electro-rock Brooklyn-based duo releases its debut album with Mom + Pop and M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. Recordings.
- Record Label: Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T.
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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|It was a wednesday I got the kool-aid I hear my diction Talking to my baby I wanna feel the ocean Put on my sunset lotion I see the sun glow Water...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 34 out of 35
Mixed: 1 out of 35
Negative: 0 out of 35
there's nothing else like this band right now and possibly ever. The volume and power of late 90s rap metal without all the stupidity and endless chugalug. Vocals that not only sing sweet melodies but support them with harmonies that push and pull against the current of noise, only sassy and canny, like a My Bloody Valentine that's being marketed to pre-teens.
It's as if every element of Sleigh Bells' genre-swerving sound--primitive guitar fuzz, pastiche beats, sugar-buzz?vocals--bypasses the default snark button and burrows?directly into jaded listeners' punch-drunk pleasure centers.
Being interesting, unique, fun and damn good is near impossible to pull off. Sleigh Bells has done it on Treats, and goddamn is it good.
Monumentally caustic but hypothetically a dance band, Sleigh Bells sculpt infectious double-dutch funk from an unlikely acid bath of distorted drum machines and nasal pigfuck guitars.
A bewildering but fun bedlam seems to be their default setting, if the first half-dozen or so tracks are anything to go by.
Sleigh Bells' novelty though, lies in a tingling barrage of granular guitar distortion and overdriven, over-compressed girl-pop squall.
It's the Ting Tings amplified past 11, and the two never stray far from the formula.
Positive: 24 out of 34
Mixed: 3 out of 34
Negative: 7 out of 34
Nov 30, 2010Fresh and new. Innovative and fun. Similar songs with a variety of themes, and this certainty isn't a flaw. If anything, the similarities ofFresh and new. Innovative and fun. Similar songs with a variety of themes, and this certainty isn't a flaw. If anything, the similarities of all the songs on this album are part of what makes it so great.… Expand
Jun 3, 2012Two years later, this record still feels fresh and essential. Each song is a two to three minute fireworks show. I pity those who are tooTwo years later, this record still feels fresh and essential. Each song is a two to three minute fireworks show. I pity those who are too pretentious to appreciate this band.… Expand
FloB.Jun 2, 2010What about these guys? I'm all about these guys.
BmanF.Jun 2, 2010You'll never take silence for granted again.
Oct 19, 2010Absolutely crazy and new sound which bursts out of your speaker at the lowest volume. It is like MIA has been put on acid and is shouting fromAbsolutely crazy and new sound which bursts out of your speaker at the lowest volume. It is like MIA has been put on acid and is shouting from her roof top at the stars. This is something new in an era of generic,samey music.… Expand
Jan 26, 2011This is a great feel-good record meant for speaker-blasting. It isn't really suited for anything else, but fortunately the group doesn'tThis is a great feel-good record meant for speaker-blasting. It isn't really suited for anything else, but fortunately the group doesn't aspire to much more. As well as the album conquers its niche, though, the initial thrill eventually wears off, and only a few songs really stick with you. I have to wonder about the longevity of Sleigh Bells' appeal, but I really can't blame anyone for loving them to death right now.… Expand
DManJun 2, 2010Come on people wake up. This whole album is nothing but teeth chattering drum machine beats and whiny female vocals. This isn't music Come on people wake up. This whole album is nothing but teeth chattering drum machine beats and whiny female vocals. This isn't music nor is it art it's just the result of another untalented hipster group getting a bit to lucky. If I could rate this album in negative numbers I would.… Expand
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