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This review is from: Midnight Boom (Audio CD)
In comparison to many bands around at the moment The Kills are deep, dark and brooding. This album is a grower - you need to appreciate the type of Bluesy Grungy music that the Kills produce to really connect with it. It isn't a casual listen, it is something that definitely takes some nurturing before the best is revealed.
"U.R.A . Fever" begins at a slow pace and keeps it very simple with a deep bass line and repeated lyrics. The track matures in front of the listener and hooks in for what follows. "Cheap and Cheerful" follows with an ace bass line, drums and lyrics sung by 'K' - Alison Mosshart. Really strong track and an excellent pick up from the ground work of the opening.
What strikes me about this album is the production. It isn't as cheap and dirty as the first couple but it still holds enough of the grime that makes this bluesy rock feel realistic.
The album is well thought through with the tracks flying through at a rapid rate, only 6 of the 12 are over 3 minutes long. "Last Day Of Magic" is an excellent duet between the aforementioned 'K' and Hotel - Jamie Hince. The guitar riffs on this track and the rest of the album are catchy and really show through on the other standout "Black Balloon".
This is a strong, strong follow up to the previous albums and a real contender for their strongest piece of work. I would imagine this is an excellent album to perform live and will be booking up as soon as they grace our coast.