No Wow

Album Review of No Wow by The Kills.

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No Wow

The Kills

No Wow by The Kills

Release Date: Mar 8, 2005
Record label: RCA / Domino
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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No Wow - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

It's hard to believe that the Kills could sound even darker, tighter, and more stripped-down than they did on Keep on Your Mean Side, but somehow they managed it: No Wow is one of the most highly concentrated rock albums in a long, long time. In fact, its tight focus and barely relenting intensity make Keep on Your Mean Side's more traditional ebb and flow feel downright slack. The band's throbbing guitars, to-the-point rhythms, and sexy, dangerous lyrics have been simmered and tempered down to their barest essences, so much so that No Wow often feels like a stark, stylized caricature of rock.

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