The Kills-Ash & Ice (2016)

My Rating: 81% (B+)

Pitchfork Rating: 62%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 68%

Average Rating: 70% (C++)

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Doing It to Death
  2. Heart of a Dog
  3. Hard Habit to Break
  4. Bitter Fruit
  5. Days of Why and How
  6. Let It Drop
  7. Hum for Your Buzz
  8. Siberian Nights
  9. That Love
  10. Impossible Tracks
  11. Black Tar
  12. Echo Home
  13. Whirling Eye



Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Getting ready to go out for the night.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Very cool.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:


Final Thoughts:

I have no idea how I originally found The Kills, it must’ve been around the time that I was getting into bands like Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, and Alabama Shakes. Ash & Ice continues suit, a really solid album that is really easy to put on to appeal to a large audience, but nothing too different or impressive that it stands out than more than a solid album. The Kills are great musicians and Ash & Ice is a really enjoyable album, but it’s not something that caught me off guard or that demanded a second listen. I’m hoping that their other work gives me a couple tracks to sink my teeth into more than Ash & Ice did.

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