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  • Audio CD (10 Mar. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Domino Recordings
  • ASIN: B0012RCMO2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,655 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Midnight Boom - The Kills [CD]

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Jamie "Hotel" Hince might have become tabloid fodder thanks to his relationship with Kate Moss, but the third album by The Kills, his band with American vocalist Alison "VV" Mosshart, does relatively little to tidy itself up for mainstream consumption. Midnight Boom is a typically lean set of makeshift punk-blues characterised by Hince's raw, Nick Zinner-style guitar, and Alison's bad-attitude drawl: see the opening "U.R.A Fever", a beat-up call-and-response number reminiscent of Royal Trux than sees Hince and Mosshart swapping sour quips over loping bass and drum machine thud, while "Cheap and Cheerful" sees Mosshart declaring "I want you to be crazy/'Cos you're boring baby when you're straight". The presence of producer Armani XXXchange of Baltimore hip-hop outfit Spank Rock means there's a greater emphasis here on rhythm, often of a synthetic nature: "Alphabet Pony" bumps along on robust, lo-fi drum kicks and bursts of primitive electronics, while "Black Balloon" is a slow-burner that toys with layered percussion built from hand claps, scrapers, and tapped snare. The Kills still have problems with a big, memorable chorus–-assuming, indeed, that was ever their intention--but Midnight Boom is all about grit and grooves, and it does that just fine. –Louis Pattison

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By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
Yup. It's Good. Very, very good in fact.

Genre-fretters have long been out to pin this fine little combo down.

Three albums in however and what we have here in essence
are twelve splendidly energetic pop songs.

The pared-down, edgy simplicity which has become
Mr Hince's and Ms Mosshart's calling card belies a finely
honed ability to create catchy and memorable material
of the finest calibre from the simplest musical building blocks.

'Getting Down' must surely have the ghost of Mr Bolan smiling in the wings.

'Cheap and Cheerful' could and should find a place in every discotheque in the land.

'Last Day Of Magic' romps along like there's no tomorrow - it's
killer hook chorus is utterly irresistible.

Darker moments intrude occasionally. Closing track 'Goodnight Bad Morning'
demonstrates a capacity for a more tender, reflective style but essentially
'Midnight Boom' is a stonkingly upbeat affair.

We will be unlikely to hear many more finer albums this year.

Highly recommended
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I don't ever write reviews so I'm useless at it.. but this album is absolutly brilliant, has all the ingredients.. melodies, beats, dirty guitar, cooning and gnarling vocals.. I seen them live in Brighton also and they were incredible. Kind of hope they remain an underground secret though, is that bad?
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Another of my favourite albums by The Kills. I think there are just as many memorable songs on this album, and they all have a good rhythm and style. The Kills don't necessarily evolve their sound, but they still manage to find new things to say with each song and album. I love their sound.
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I completely agree with the first review, this album is absolutely packed full of tunes. Its one of those albums where you keep turning the stereo up with every song because each is better than the last.
The album starts with the brilliant singles U.R.A. Fever and the simple but so catchy Cheap and Cheerful. Other highlights include Getting Down, Last Day of Magic, Hook and Line and Sour Cherry. But everything in-between is also utterly great.
Forget the critics; best Kills album so far.
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Wow... completely exceeded my expectations. I was quite shocked at the beauty of this album considering I had only heard 3 The Kills songs before and I am so blown away, to the extent that I'm not sure I want to buy another The Kills album in case it doesn't live up to the awesomeness of this one. Definitely recommend it, a cross between The Strokes and Laura Marling at times, with raven haired Alison Mosshart's gorgeous velvety voice smoothing you through the album. Skip to Black Balloon and Last Day Of Magic.
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By Moon Star TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Nov. 2015
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Not their best album in my opinion but still pretty good and a really lovely album closer in the brilliant Goodnight Bad Morning.
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THE KILLS ARE FANTASTIC. RECENTLY SAW THEM LIVE IN LEEDS AND THEY WERE AMAZING. THEY HAVE RAW EDGINESS THAT IS RARE IN BANDS THESE DAYS. THE ATMOSPHERE ON STAGE WAS ELECTRIC. JAMIE HINCE IS MORE FAMOUS THESE DAYS FOR BEING KATE MOSS'S BOYFRIEND BUT HE IS AN EXTREMELY TALENTED MUSICIAN - HIS HANDLING OF THE GUITAR WAS FAB TO WATCH - HE PUT HIS ALL INTO THAT CONCERT AND LISTEN TO. THE FEMALE OF THE BAND IS BEAUTIFUL ANYWAY WITH HER LONG DARK HAIR - BUT SHE HAS SUCH A BRILLIANT STAGE PRESENCE - SHE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO ANY OF THE STEREO TYPICAL FEMALES IN BANDS OF LATE, SHE STRUTS AROUND THE STAGE, PLAYS THE GUITAR AND SINGS AMAZINGLY WELL AND IS A BREATH OF FRSH AIR. SHE CAN BE COMPARED TO PJ HARVEY, SIOUSXIE, A FEMALE IGGY POP, SHE PULLS THE CROWD IN WITH HER LOUD, GRITTY, ROCK N ROLL. I LOVED THE BAND BEFORE I SAW THEM BUT THEY WERE FAB LIVE - SO IF YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THEM THEN PLEASE DO. I HAVE RECENTLY GOT THEIR 2ND ALBUM - NO WOW - WHICH WAS RELEASED IN 2005 SO I HOPE THAT IS A S GOOD AS THE MOST RECENT ONE. I HOPE THAT PEOPLE CONTINUE TO APPRECIATE THE KILLS AND THAT THEY STAY AROUND FOR SOME TIME AS THEY ARE FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
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Hooking and stunning songs, not as rough as on the debut album "keep on your mean side". But, admittedly, Alison Mosshart is the queen of garage punkrock. Beside the single "cheap and cheerful" you should check out "last day of magic".

The Aussie Tour Edition is the regular CD in a jewel case which comes along with a cardsleeve 3 track bonus promo cd. Included are the songs "black balloon" as featured on the album, as well as 2 new tracks.

Nice item for fans, but as a limited edition it could have been made with a little bit more love (I just think of the "no wow" bonus disc with lots of remixes and b-sides). That's why the 4 stars.
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