Sistrionix

Deap Vally - Sistrionix
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2013 Ratings: #674 / 1032
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
June 28, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The 405

Every which way you turn on Sistrionix there's something to draw you in: it could be an earworm axe lick, a fist-pumpin' beat from Edwards or the golden wordsmithery. 

80
DIY

Playing off the two sparse elements of the band with thrashing aggression, much of this album is grating series of notes held up by crashing drums and Troy’s unstoppable vocals that roar and screech in one onslaught.

80
The Line of Best Fit

They’ve given the folk-drenched musical world of the last few years a well timed kick in the balls.

80
NME

Deap Vally certainly aren’t afraid to say what needs to be said, and they do it with style and wit.

70
AllMusic

If there's a flaw here, it's that there's little change from song to song in pace and approach, but then, this is a duo built around simply hitting the pedal and going, clattering and thundering along, impossible to ignore.

70
No Ripcord

It’s always refreshing to hear some pent-up, no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll, and Deap Vally are pretty good at it.

60
musicOMH

Despite the record’s flaws, it’s hard to stay angry with Sistrionix for very long. It’s ferociously played, sensitively recorded and doesn’t take itself too seriously. 

50
Drowned in Sound

Sistrionix could be a foundation for something much better or something infinitely worse, but for now Deap Vally don’t particularly deserve your hate or your love.

30
The Fly

Mostly, though, the music on ‘Sistrionix’ is plain bad. 

erik
NR
#666 on the 2013 ranking as of writing this

EDIT: I added a couple more critic scores
85
I like indie, pop and electronic as much as the next guy but the world needs more bands like this. Sit back and expect to get kicked squarely in the balls for 45 minutes!!
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#36/NME

Track List

  1. End Of The World
  2. Baby I Call Hell
  3. Walk Of Shame
  4. Gonna Make My Own Money
  5. Creeplife
  6. Your Love
  7. Lies
  8. Bad For My Body
  9. Woman Of Intention
  10. Raw Material
  11. Six Feet Under
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Added on: June 16, 2013