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Jessica Rabbit

Sleigh Bells

Jessica Rabbit

Fourth album from the Brooklyn noise pop duo Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Miller released on their own label

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Torn Clean
UK Release date
11/11/2016
US Release date
11/11/2016
  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Ham-fisted guitar licks, deconstructed fanfares, hip hop beats, massive pop hooks, and the most grandiose fuck-you attitude these ears have ever heard
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  2. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Krauss has never sang this well on anything she’s done previous, and her increasing contributions to Sleigh Bells’ songwriting have turned their chants, riffs and party tricks into songs, period
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  3. 8.5 |   The 405

    One of the pop highlights of the year, and the best thing they’ve ever done
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    Half a decade after forming, Sleigh Bells still know how to stand out in a crowd. Their new album trades experimentation with hip-hop nodding thrills
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  5. 8.0 |   The Music

    Disorientating and exhilarating
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    An encouraging move into new territory
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  7. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Sleigh Bells were an exciting band with their previous modus operandi, now they’re unstoppable
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  8. 8.0 |   The FT

    Vocalist Alexis Krauss vies with the distorted guitar noise and synth riffs from partner Derek Miller
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's both far out and potentially pack-leading. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Mixmag

    Energetic, endearing and still unlike anybody else, Sleigh Bells continue to unapolegtically pummel your senses
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  11. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Noise pop duo rise to the challenge of diversifying trademark sound with host of new elements, crafting one of their strongest albums
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  12. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    When Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells arrived six years ago, their wild-style hip-hop/noise-punk seemed like an explosive novelty. Four records into their run, they're still building on it
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  13. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Lives up to Treats’ hype with this one
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  14. 7.0 |   Clash

    Sleigh Bells must be applauded for their experimentation on ‘Jessica Rabbit’, and it has provided riches, but as with earlier releases, the main weakness is a lack of emotional scope and pace over a course of an entire album
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  15. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    They may not have quite hit the mark of a perfect partnership yet, but sometimes progress comes at a price. Jessica Rabbit is at least a step in the right direction
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  16. 6.5 |   Beardfood

    Alexis more than ever shows she’s a pop singer – she’s got the voice, and her huge hooks are a match for the music
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  17. 6.0 |   music OMH

    For the loyal fans, this is what they come back for. For the more casual Sleigh Bells listener, this may prove one full-length album too many
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  18. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Jessica Rabbit does not feel challenging, nor does it feel inviting
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  19. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    There are times when the shift to more considered techniques doesn’t quite chime right and the band’s swagger slips a little. However, it does show that Krauss and Miller are capable of going beyond their comfort zone
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  20. 6.0 |   NME

    The New York City duo have tried to untether themselves from the fantastically brutal sound of their first three albums, with mixed results
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  21. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Sleigh Bells charts a clear creative path forward on this album, one saturated in pop affect
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  22. 5.9 |   Pitchfork

    A hodgepodge of clashing sounds and concepts that’s united only by its indiscriminate maximalism
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  23. 5.6 |   Gig Soup

    Feels slapdash, the different genre elements sectioned off in the same space, and it’s tough to believe that three years were spent meticulously putting it together
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  24. 5.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The work of a band in stasis, but also one who sound desperate to pull themselves out of it
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  25. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    Sleigh Bells has grown up plenty since their 2009 lightning-strike arrival, but perhaps that strike is starting to feel like more of a distant memory than it should
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  26. 5.0 |   Onlike

    We all know what are Sleigh Bells capable of and this could have been an easy success. Instead, the duo took things too far, forgetting that sometimes less is more
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  27. 2.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Treats and Reign of Terror were really far from being cohesive releases, but they shared an identity that is hard to find here. Still, Jessica Rabbit has us wondering what is left inside the duo’s collective mind
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