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New Reviews: Sleigh Bells Get Noisier on 'Reign of Terror'

Also: New music by Sinead O'Connor, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Gorillaz feat. Andre 3000 and James Murphy, Santigold and more

Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells performs at Terminal 5 in New York.
Griffin Lotz for RollingStone.com
February 21, 2012 12:40 PM ET

In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Rob Sheffield hails Sleigh Bells' second album, Reign of Terror, which "flattens you with its cartoonishly over-modulated, into-the-red guitar sound." Also, Jon Dolan says that Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy's "DoYaThing" is a "zippy future-freak soul summit," and Jody Rosen dismisses Katy Perry's divorce anthem "Part of Me" as a "predictably effective piece of angsty dance-pop."

ALBUMS

Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror

Sinead O'Connor - How About I Be Me (and You Be You)?

The Chieftains - Voice of Ages

The Move - Live at the Fillmore 1969

Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class

Elle Varner - Conversational Lush

Jessie Baylin - Little Spark

Gotye - Making Mirrors

SONGS

Gorillaz featuring Andre 3000 and James Murphy "DoYaThing"

Santigold "Disparate Youth"

One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful"

Nicki Minaj "Starships"

The Mars Volta "The Malkin Jewel"

The Decemberists "One Engine"

Katy Perry "Part of Me"

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