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Sleigh Bells


Fifth full-length album from the Brooklyn noise pop duo Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Miller

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  1. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Detractors can write that Texis isn’t technically anything new, and while that may indeed be the case, Sleigh Bells have not sounded this rejuvenated or fun since they first appeared on the scene over a decade ago
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  2. 8.7 |   Northern Transmissions

    Once again, Sleigh Bells are a revelation. And one that’s better for all the work they’ve put in over the last decade of honest creation
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  3. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller make life’s fragility inspirational on their sixth album
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    At its heaviest, ‘TEXIS’ is blistering
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    While TEXIS could have afforded more variability, it remains a testament to the act’s ability to express a range of emotions without killing the tempo
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    More than a decade since their Earth-shattering debut 'Treats', Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller explore new sonic terrain, which is left scorched in their wake
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  7. 8.0 |   Upset

    Their strongest release in years
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  8. 7.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    Even if Texis fails to reposition Sleigh Bells as a noise act to be reckoned with, it does succeed in giving us a glimpse into what could have been if the duo had stayed the course
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  9. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    While not necessarily new territory for the band, Texis offers much worth loving, and is not so much a step back, as it is, perhaps, an awkward stumble to one side. Clearly the duo have not yet abandoned the great hills from which they have been mining musical gold for over a decade
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  10. 7.0 |   All Music

    Not so much a retreat as a celebration of what Sleigh Bells do best, Texis' finest moments thrive on the razor's edge between sweetness and annihilation
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  11. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s formulaic, but, as the phrase goes, if it’s not broke, don’t try to fix it. There’s little evidence that Sleigh Bells will need fixing anytime soon
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  12. 6.1 |   Pitchfork

    Despite its newfound musical relevance, the influential duo struggles to evolve beyond its signature template of empowering pop hooks and overdriven arrangements
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  13. 6.0 |   Gigwise

    A black-coffee-and-electric-shock-to-the-nuts of an album
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