PICK ME UP REPOST: 11/18/2019
Song: Crown on the Ground
Artist: Sleigh Bells
Don’t worry, your speakers aren’t broken. That insane, treble-up-to-eleven aural assault is exactly what Sleigh Bells was going for here. “Crown on the Ground,” off the noise pop duo’s debut album Treats, is a bit of a puzzler. It doesn’t take a producer’s ear to tell that this mix is just plain bad. But for some reason, the abrasive guitars contrast so perfectly with the smoother poppy vocals. “Crown on the Ground” is one of the best examples of why rules are made to be broken when it comes to music (or just about any art form). If everyone had a by-the-book approach to production, pop music would stagnate. Luckily, groups like Sleigh Bells continue to push the envelope. Give this song (and the hugely influential album it comes off of) a listen. Just maybe turn your volume down a bit first.
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