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Day 350: Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror

13 Feb

Comeback Kid

[Note:  the above song should only be listened to on full blast through headphones or massive speakers, with the video quality set to 1080p–I am not joking.]

IT LEAKED!  IT FREAKING LEAKED! I LOVE THE INTERNET!

Low-key, I have been looking forward to this record since I first listened to the opening seconds of Treats (the dynamic duo’s debaucherous debut).  There’s no way on earth that I could have been even remotely disappointed with Reign of Terror for a few reasons: I’m hearing it a week before I am supposed to, it’s loud, and, most importantly, it is free.

Before you get your judgment all up on me, you best know that I’ve had a copy preordered for ages now.  If I’ve already paid, I feel absolutely no guilt for downloading this leak.

Anyway, Sleigh Bells decided to make things poppy-er on this record, which is annoying a lot of fans. Yeah, Krauss’ vocals are a lot more prominent, and sure, they’ve toned down the feedback and noise, but I dare you to look me in the eyes and tell me that this doesn’t sound just as awesome, if not more so, than Treats.  That’s what I thought.

Okay.  I’ve calmed down a little bit now, mainly because of “Leader of the Pack,” a mid-album downer.  It’s classic Sleigh Bells filler.  This is nothing new, though—Treats is plagued with a few tracks that really shouldn’t be there. Reign of Terror is no different

BUT OH MAN, CRAZY DR. SWOLE IS BACK BECAUSE “COMEBACK KID” JUST STARTED.  I cannot stay mad at this record.  I also think that I’m the only person in the world capable of writing 250 words on a topic that renders me speechless. SB4LYF.