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Blood Pressures
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on April 17, 2011
"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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on September 4, 2013
Blood Pressures could be the magnum opus (for now) of the kills. It vies for the number one spot of their albums as a powerful follow up to Midnight Boom. This album starts off strong with a series of catchy-as-hell songs with strong hooks that you won't soon forget. After that the album "settles down", that being a relative term. Even the less aggressive sound of the remaining songs on this album shows the talent of these two musicians.

Allison Mosshart's vocals take on a more powerful sound throughout the album and Jamie Hince continues to shred guitar strings like they insulted his sainted mother. The smoother, more chilling tones of Mosshart's singing could be attributed to her time with The Dead Weather, but probably has more to do with her simply having more experience and thus confidence in leading a song or even an album.

TL;DR Buy this, you won't soon forget it.
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on April 27, 2017
I love this album. I love the Kills. The quality of the vinyl not so much. I complained and ordered a replacement - it was no better. To be fair Amazon comped it - but I would still have loved a decent pressing of the album.
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on January 21, 2014
Very simple, The Kills sound great on vinyl and whoever presses records for Domino does a great job, every single LP I have of their's plays flawlessly. I like this album and though it is indeed different from their earlier stuff it is still authentically them. That girl can really sing and that guy plays music that suits my tastes (see the Jesus and Mary Chain) and together their chemistry makes for an intense and satisfying listening experience. Relax and enjoy.
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on April 7, 2013
They are at the top of their game. Not sure if they represent the voice of this generation. That is to be decided. Powerful and thoughtful soundscapes, as driving as they are innovative. Jamie Hince's guitar work is incomparable. He plumbs the depths to find the right hooks and riffs to pin together like no other. He is unmatched. Allison Mosshart's voice could launch a thousand ships. Her lyrics are by turns playful and measured, often conversational, a patchwork stream of consciousness at times that shines a white tight spotlight on our unseen moments of vulnerability and unacknowledged emotions.
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on May 28, 2017
Good music just as expected.
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on December 24, 2012
Great tunes and vibe! Check out The Dead Weather's - Sea of Cowards & Horehound. And The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely & Broken Boy Soldiers :)
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on September 23, 2016
Phat beats, singular guitar work, kick-ass arrangements and boots up to here. What's not to love about this amazing group.
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on February 15, 2017
11 very good tracks of indie rock with both female & male vocals! Really enjoy this band! Thanx!
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on September 30, 2016
Super album, so many good tunes and they fit together well.
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