Blood Pressures

March 31, 2014 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 5, 2011
  • Release Date: March 31, 2014
  • Label: Domino Recording Co
  • Copyright: 2011 Domino Recording Co Ltd
  • Total Length: 41:55
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004T6WEF0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,344 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

When I said this is dirty distorted sound, that was a really good thing.
Daniel G. Lebryk
The Last Goodbye is a more laid back toned down tune with wonderful singing by Allison that I quite enjoy.
Joseph P. Darak Jr.
More polished than their previous efforts without sacrificing their trademark gritty sound.
lizardkiss

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By nin/ja77 on April 5, 2011
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The Kills return with their fourth album "Blood Pressures" which is the follow up to 2008's "Midnight Boom". So whats happened in the three years since "Midnight Boom"? Well Alison Mosshart spent the last couple of years singing and touring with The Dead Weather(jack white) and Jamie Hince has spent most of his time with Fiancée supermodel Kate Moss! There was even some doubt a while back if we would get another Kills record as Alison seemed happy enough to continue with The Dead Weather(not that the dead weather have broken up), but thankfully we have got another record as "Blood Pressures" features some of The Kills best work to date!

Where as last record "Midnight Boom" saw The Kills adopt a much more pop friendly sound than its two predecessors "Keep You On The Mean Side" and "No Wow", "Blood Pressures" is a lot darker, dirtier and heavier! That was evident when we first got to hear new single "Satellite" which is one of the heaviest tracks The Kills have ever done, the guitars are gritty, the chorus is big and bluesy. It was now clear that Alison's time in The Dead Weather is probably responsible for this new sound. The Kills set their intentions early on the album with opener "Future Starts Slow" which has a big drum sound(it starts out like the yeah yeah yeahs track "Mystery Girl" just heavier) and a shared vocal between Mosshart and Hince, It does not sound like a track done by two people and a drum machine, Hince's guitar playing sounds great also.

Track three "Heart Is A Beating drum" is one of the stand out tracks on the album that has a great blues riff and features a ping pong sound in the background that is also heard in "Nail In My Coffin" which is a song that wouldn't have been out of place on "Midnight Boom" and features loads of "oh oh oh oh oh's".
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ADRIENNE MILLER on April 17, 2011
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"Blood Pressures" by The Kills is another amazing, creative and catchy album from rock/punk duo, Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince. After their third, groundbreaking album - "Midnight Boom", I pondered how these two smart musicians would be able to top that incredible feat? Well, I am more than happy to say that "Blood Pressures" was definitely worth the wait! The opening track, "Future Starts Slow" is the strongest track hands down. The song has a killer hook and you can't help but sing along: "No longing for the moonlight, no longing for the sun, no longer will I curse the bad I've done..." And just like their previous album - there is not one song that I skip. This album is more diverse and more traditional rock. On the song, "The Last Goodbye" we get to hear Alison's sensitive side - such a beautiful and tender ballad. "Baby Says" sounds like a cross between a '60s girl group song and a '80s new wave song. "Heart is a Beating Drum" and "Nail in My Coffin" are some of the other standout tracks. "You Don't Own the Road" is just pure, sweaty fun with Jamie rocking out on his distorted, blistering guitars. And then by the last track, "Pots and Pans" - I wasn't quite sure if this was a break-up kind of song or a twisted, sick love song? All I know is that quirky song is pure magic with Alison's sexy voice repeating the last lyric over and over: "These are the days we'll never forget when the dawn, dawns on you." So what that in mind, I highly recommend this pitch-perfect album...enjoy!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By lizardkiss on June 12, 2011
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Have their first three records, and each one is awesome. They have really proved their greatness with Blood Pressures. More polished than their previous efforts without sacrificing their trademark gritty sound. Though I would love them to retain their indie-ness, and be my favorite little secret, but this album is going to put them on the map. If you haven't heard them yet, you soon will. And if you enjoy their music, be SURE to catch them live! Spinetinglingly amazing. Alison Mosshart is a force to be reckoned with.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rudolph Klapper on April 6, 2011
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It's a tired truism to get back to what's comfortable when life gets a bit too hectic, but the Kills' Blood Pressures is that steadfast example that proves a cliché can still be useful. The duo of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have had enough distractions over the course of the past few years that one could tell it was starting to affect their work - 2008's Midnight Boom was certainly enjoyable, but its pop leanings and introduction of synths strayed from what the two did best. Mosshart seemed more focused on her work in the Dead Weather, and Hince was probably a bit preoccupied with fiancée Kate Moss and the tabloid frenzy that accompanies any Moss move. Looking back on it now, it all seems laughable. Blood Pressures is the band's most coherent, consistent work to date, an album painted in gritty black-and-white blues and Mosshart's sexy, venomous vocals.

The Kills have always been steady, a band to count on for a good time when similar bands like the White Stripes or Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were surrounding themselves with side projects or sucking, respectively. Blood Pressures is everything the White Stripes wished they could be after White Blood Cells - underground blues rock with an effortless edge of cool and an almost oppressively dark atmosphere, largely provided by Mosshart's soulful vocals. It's simple, trashy guitars and thudding drums, but it's also powerful, kicking you with a bludgeoning array of riffs and hooks buried under distorted noise. It's old school blues, and with a description like that it's easy to slap a label on them, one that might read "Black Keys with a chick.
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