Sleigh Bells: Treats

I’ve seen so many people chattering around the internet about our album of the day. I downloaded it when I saw all of the buzz surrounding it and haven’t listened to it. This blog is helping me in more ways than one cause otherwise, I wouldn’t get around to listening to albums like this, and I know I wouldn’t be writing as regularly as this is forcing me to.

If the blaring title at the top of the page has yet to be an indication, the album of the day today is Treats by Sleigh Bells.

I think I’ve mentioned it, but I write these entries as I’m listening to the album of the day. I type general notes and then flush them out after I finish the album, then go over it for edits a couple of times. My first impressions about songs are legit in this blog (assuming I haven’t heard the band/album before, like most of these have been on this blog so far – I’m sure there will be repeats in the future) and usually, I don’t edit out a whole lot of commentary out.

The first song on the album – Tell ‘Em – makes for an intrigued listener and reminds me of T.A.T.u mixed with some hard rock thrown in between. Wikipedia tells me that this band is an “American noise pop music duo.” I don’t even know how to classify this band on the categories that I use for the blog. But sometimes that’s a good thing, right?

I don’t know how I feel about the…singing? talking? rapping? that goes on in this band. Maybe this just isn’t my style of music or something, but whatever is happening in Kids isn’t my favorite.

I think the first song I’ve been able to get into is Infinity Guitars, and that may be because of the beats and the tambourine in the background.

I feel like if all of the tracks were more similar to Rill Rill, I would be a fan of this band. I guess because this is more what I am accustomed to when I’m listening to music that I enjoy. There are more lyrics and the beats don’t sound quite like you’re bashing trash can lids on spindles of stairs.

The beginning to Crown On The Ground reminds me of a Lil Wayne song. This song is better than the previous few, as well. I enjoy the brake-grinding beats that they choose to use in this song. And for once, the singing in the background doesn’t sound too terrible.

I can really get in to A/B Machines. The band is turning my opinion of the album around for me with these last four songs. This song makes me want to whip my hair back and forth and all around.

The last song on the album, Treats, feels more like a wrap-up of all of the tracks on the album. You know how some bands have done songs that mesh together all the songs of the album for the ending track? This sounds like doing that and throwing milk jugs and kitties down the stairs at the same time. (No kitties were harmed in the making of the album or the writing of this blog.)

After a full listen, I’m not sure why this album generated so much buzz. Are a few songs pretty excellent and would those songs be great to dance to? Yeah, for sure. But do I see it as something revolutionary? No.

This, of course, is just my opinion.
Key tracks:
A/B Machines (track 10)
Rill Rill (track 7)
Crown on the Ground (track 8)

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One thought on “Sleigh Bells: Treats

  1. Ben Matison says:

    Helpful page and very enlightening. Thanks for taking the time to write it and post it!

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