Tag Archives: Sleigh Bells

The Self-Hating Hipster’s Top 52 Tracks of 2012

8 Feb

You may notice that this list is all over the place.  I could have picked two or three songs off of each album on my Top 12 Albums of 2012, but that would have taken up over half of the list.  So it became my intention to spread the love and highlight as many album peaks as possible.   Continue reading

Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror

24 Feb

Sleigh Bells’ Treats is an album that got played over and over again at my last apartment.  The first time that I heard the record, I couldn’t tell whether or not I liked it.  A mixture of hip hop, lo-fi, drumline and stadium rock seemed a bit too kitschy…plus, I was too busy focusing on losing at pool which Sleigh Bells unfortunately became a soundtrack for.  Then I heard the sample of Funkadelic’s “Can You Get to That?” on “Rill Rill.”  I became just as hooked as all of my shilling friends (I listened to a lot of Maggot Brain in college).  Sleigh Bells has a sound that is all their own on Treats.

Aside: I actually missed seeing them live in Albany on a weekend in 2010 that some friends and I went to see Belle & Sebastian Continue reading