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Kill For Love [CD]

Chromatics Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (23 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Republic of Music
  • ASIN: B007RX32TY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,436 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Into The Black
2. Kill For Love
3. Back From The Grave
4. The Page
5. Lady
6. These Streets Will Never Look The Same
7. Broken Mirrors
8. Candy
9. The Eleventh Hour
10. Running From The Sun
11. Dust To Dust
12. Birds Of Paradise
13. A Matter Of Time
14. At Your Door
15. There's A Light Out On The Horizon
16. The River

Product Description

CD Description

Kill For Love is the fourth studio album from Portland, Oregon band Chromatics. The album features the tracks "Kill for Love", "Candy" and "Into the Black".

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Any album which starts with one of the most sumptuous Neil Young covers you are going to hear of "Hey Hey, My My (Into the black)" and finishes nearly 80 minutes later with a 14 minute plus of Brian Eno style ambience in the closing track "No escape" must have something going for it. Indeed it is mighty pleasing to report that Chromatics "Kill for love" on the "Italians Do It Better" label is undoubtedly one of the best things released in 2012 even though its gestation starts as far back as 2007 with the album a full five years in the making. The ambition police perhaps could criticize this band from Portland Oregon for the sheer audacity and scale of this album but within its grooves are shades of the Cocteau Twins, New Order, House Music, Italian Disco and any of the Heinz 57 varieties of electronica you can imagine. The band consists of the shimmering vocals of Ruth Radelet (vocals/synthesizer), Adam Miller (guitar/vocoder), Nat Walker (drums/synthesizer), and resident genius Johnny Jewel (producer, multi-instrumentalist). On one level you could argue that "Kill for love" neatly splits into two parts with the album comprising five big electronic instrumentals with more pop orientated synth music, but that would be too simple. After repeated plays the listener realizes that this smorgasbord of songs do have unifying themes and that despite the presence of a guitar on the cover it's the waves of pulsating musical landscapes and imagery that are the real core of the album.

The Neil Young cover highlighted above shines light onto the wonder of Radelet's vocals with the superb backing of instrumentation of Jewel colouring it in with fitting backdrop.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 7 Jun 2012
By Mr K
Format:Audio CD
This is an astonishing record. I had heard good things about this album, but I wasn't expecting something this complex, this subtle. Deeply textured, repeated listens draw out motifs of a yearning, a quiet desperation from its glossy depths. The songs are given time to breathe, but the tunes are sharp and the melodies insanely catchy at times.
Glib descriptions of "Kill For Love" as a synth pop or dark disco record do not even start to do it justice. It sounds a bit like it is from the 1980s but also from the 2080s. Darkly cinematic, these songs are tales of longing, of sadness and occasional warmth. There are definate nods to New Order, Bowie's Warszawa and even Pink Floyd in the mix, but overall Chromatics' sound is all their own. Brilliant.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent rock/chilled album 28 July 2012
By Daneel
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an unusual album, fusing together different styles and sounds in an enchanting, powerful way. The album isn't perfect, certainly some tracks are stronger than others, but given the length of the album, 16 tracks running for an hour and seventeen minutes, I think you more than get your money's worth.

The strongest tracks are at the beginning of the album. Into the Black seemed straightforward enough the first time I listened to it, but over time, I've grown to love it. The track's simplicity belies its quality.

Kill for Love, Back from the Grave, The Page, and Lady are all superb. The next few tracks are mostly instrumental, and while good, don't match up to the first third of the album. Then the final third, starting with Birds of Paradise, raise the level again, while not quite reaching the same heights as the first third.

Overall, this album is a work of art that I'll appreciate for a long time to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chromatics - Johnny Jewel's polished diamond 25 Mar 2013
By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Vinyl
Any album which starts with one of the most sumptuous Neil Young covers you are going to hear of "Hey Hey, My My (Into the black)" and finishes nearly 80 minutes later with a 14 minute plus of Brian Eno style ambience in the closing track "No escape" must have something going for it. Indeed it is mighty pleasing to report that Chromatics "Kill for love" on the "Italians Do It Better" label is undoubtedly one of the best things released in 2012 even though its gestation starts as far back as 2007 with the album a full five years in the making. The ambition police perhaps could criticize this band from Portland Oregon for the sheer audacity and scale of this album but within its grooves are shades of the Cocteau Twins, New Order, House Music, Italian Disco and any of the Heinz 57 varieties of electronica you can imagine. The band consists of the shimmering vocals of Ruth Radelet (vocals/synthesizer), Adam Miller (guitar/vocoder), Nat Walker (drums/synthesizer), and resident genius Johnny Jewel (producer, multi-instrumentalist). On one level you could argue that "Kill for love" neatly splits into two parts with the album comprising five big electronic instrumentals with more pop orientated synth music, but that would be too simple. After repeated plays the listener realizes that this smorgasbord of songs do have unifying themes and that despite the presence of a guitar on the cover it's the waves of pulsating musical landscapes and imagery that are the real core of the album.

The Neil Young cover highlighted above shines light onto the wonder of Radelet's vocals with the superb backing of instrumentation of Jewel colouring it in with fitting backdrop.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album but the cd I was sent was not new
Favourite songs: Into the Black, Lady, A Matter of Time, Broken Mirrors

Unfortunately the product arrived in a used condition so I had to return it (because of this I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Miss Hoover
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album
I came across this band from the film, Drive. I think a lot of their new fans have discovered them the same way. I've have all their albums and this is probably the best. Read more
Published 4 months ago by N. Gear
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamy
This CD seems to go on forever. But I'm not complaining. On the contrary you sort of wish this CD doesn't end. In fact I have played it on shuffle/loop a few times. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Christof
5.0 out of 5 stars kill for love
seductive , moody , strung out grooves in a style that mostly avoids the usual cliches .Only a couple of tracks that makes use of the auto tune sound on the vocals spoil the... Read more
Published 14 months ago by dwight clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Bright like neon love
I clocked this CD in Piccadilly Records' 2012 end-of-year chart and decided to check it out.

Chromatics achieve what the likes of Cut /// Copy, LCD Soundsystem and the... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Colin Mccartney
5.0 out of 5 stars not 90 minutes long
Why do people keep repeating the myth that this CD clocks in at 90 minutes, because it doesn't - it lasts 77 minutes.
Published on 5 Aug 2012 by Tom Rockfield
4.0 out of 5 stars Kill For Love
Post Punk Italo House is a term i've heard banded about by critics in reference to Chromatics on more than one occasion and i'm unusally happy to go along with the cogniscenti this... Read more
Published on 3 July 2012 by Kenneth
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