I haven't been hugely taken with the two songs previewed so far, but still eager to give the album a try.
that it has taken me 22 hours to see this thread!
I thoroughly enjoyed the two lead tracks. Got this streaming now and enjoying Bitter Rivals all over again.
This is actually pretty good.
they're still a lot of fun
I'm quite surprised at how strong they still sound after releasing three similarly-styled albums in as many years.
Treats is the new one
*knowing look to camera*
Are you still living the dream abroad? (let's just totally derail this thread yeah?)
The two tracks they previewed are by far the worst on it
Job hunting for elsewhere for January, though. Three and a half years is quite enough here.
I wasn;t excited about it at all based on the previous two tracks, but the album is ruddy great.
I'm off to the listening post, will let you know what I think when I return . . .
Doesn't have that thing the second album had where it just got a bit dull in places.
Satisfyingly loud and silly, just what I want from them really.
I like Reign of Terror, but I think this one's better. Much more in the spirit of the debut.
And very much liked Reign of Terror. Given this a couple of spins now and it's actually really good. Just want to hear it now at 1am in a club
maybe their best song
I'm pretty fucking smitten with Sugarcane. Possibly their best work.
Surprised the reviews have been so lukewarm
but in 2013 it's suddenly an issue that there's no wider point to the music
I just like it a lot regardless.
I've hardly listened to Bitter Rivals or You Don't Get Me Twice and Tiger Kit isn't doing it for me either so it's definitely a more disjointed listen than Treats or Reign of Terror for me. But the high points are really fucking high- Sugarcane, Sing Like A Wire, To Hell With You and 24 are (tentatively) as good or better than everything they've done before.
Which went "bit dull" "brilliant" "bit dull).
For me this is much more consistent.
I don't really like the first or two middle tracks so I'm sticking with 'it's disjointed for me', cheers.
But way too short. 29min 31sec is a mini album.
Sleigh Bells always do short albums
But it was room for at least one more song
it gets bonus marks for being under 30 mins.
This is AOTY(tf), and the equal of Treats, imo.
Really don't get them. "In 2013, it's no longer enough simply to be loud". Yes, the world has changed so much in the 3 long long years since Treats.
I really can't see what is supposed to be the fundamental difference between the songs/sounds of Treats and the same of Bitter Rivals. The latter has slightly more diverse instrumentation without taking a radical departure from their 'sound' -- which only makes the album more interesting. (Having said that, I would love a reprise of the Joe Satriani-ish guitar of Tell 'Em.)
The claim that the two lead tracks are the weakest on the album is particularly perplexing. To my ears, both tracks have great melodies/hooks presented filtered through Sleigh Bells' grin-inducing mash of distorted/metal guitars and pop sensibilities. They would slot in amongst the tracks on Treats absolutely seamlessly. The only thing that perhaps marks thr as different from the songs on Treats is the cheeky use of acoustic guitar -- which is itself enough to counter any claims that they're 'not doing anything new' (as if remaking Treats over and over again could ever be a bad thing).
Wasn't expecting that after Reign of Terror which had a couple of good songs but overall was a bit meh. Really like Young Legends, Sugarcane and Tiger Kit.
Are they touring? Nothing beats Sleigh Bells live.