Monday, March 19, 2012
SLEIGH BELLS / Reign Of Terror 
Noise-pop duo Sleigh Bell's 2012 sophomore album Reign Of Terror has a lot to live up to after the critically acclaimed debut album Treats surprised everyone with it's refreshingly bizarre sound.
Derek Miller's LOUD guitars wash over nearly every moment of the record, along with thumping drums that occasionally sound like arena bleacher foot stomping. Lace that all together with Alexis Krauss' airy bubblegum vocals and Sleigh Bells can't be mistaken for anybody but themselves.
It's not overly complicated songwriting, but there's something oddly alluring about it.
3½ unknown choruses out of 5
Songs Of Note: Crush; End Of The Line