April 29, 2008

The Kills - Midnight Boom

Artist - The Kills

Title - Midnight Boom

Hometown - UK / US

Label - Domino

Street Date - Out Now

RIYL - RTX, YeahX3, people trying hard to be sexy and cool, a complete 160 from Alison's previous band Discount, shitty beats

The Hits - all misses

First the good news - Alison has a decent voice and the guitar tones are the perfect mix of warm and crunchy . In theory this should be on par with other 2 piece groups like The White Stripes, Stereo Total, and The Raveonettes.

The bad news and the truth of the matter is- it isn't.

Royal Trux did it first and better. Hearing the Kills try to follow in the footsteps of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is like watching a toddler try to walk in mommy's heels. And as far as I tell the only reason there is a lyric book is the band wanted an excuse to show us how rock and roll chic they are with a DIY photo spread. The lyrics on their own are too dispensable and dopey to be printed at all.

This isn't music, it is a fashion shoot and a tired one at that.


  1. and the bastards named a song 'black balloon'.

  2. I don't know which is worse, a passe drug reference or naming a song that the goo goo dolls beat you to the punch on.