- Kill for Love

Chromatics - Kill for Love
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Rank: #43 / 911
USER SCORE
80
Based on
217 ratings

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100
musicOMH

Kill For Love shows that synth/dream/chill/call-it-what-you will pop can be as visceral as rock; the synth as driven and nuanced as the guitar, perhaps more so. 

90
Consequence of Sound

With Kill For Love, it almost feels like the man’s true thesis, as if he’s strung together all his ideas, feelings, and sounds into one colossal being that acts less like an album and more like a highly organized archive.

90
The 405

The album is such an entirely immersive experience from the beginning to the end that it seems somehow inappropriate to assert the superiority of one track over another.

90
Drowned in Sound

These opening six songs are as good as it gets, and if there were four or five more, this would be the album of the year, for sure.

87
Pitchfork

It's not just a collection of hits; it's an album, one that gives the project's familiar nocturnal foreboding a new sense of grandeur. 

80
Beats Per Minute

Kill for Love‘s pop numbers are leaps and bounds better than almost anything else released this year, and when the album pulls away from them, it can’t help but lose quite a bit of its strength.

80
PopMatters

Kill for Love is a heavy-hearted but eternally romantic midnight road movie for the mind that’ll haunt you long after those taillights fade.

80
Under The Radar

With a clear opening and finale, upbeat moments and downbeat ones, romance, tragedy, and plot twists, Kill for Love feels less like an album and more like a feature film. 

70
FACT Magazine

Kill For Love matures with each listen, and there’s enough craftsmanship at work to more than compensate for the more listless moments.

58
A.V. Club

On Kill, the tracks blend together into a flat, echo-drenched concoction of Radelet’s blank Nico croon and guitars borrowed from The Cure’s Disintegration

SiberianBreaks
40
Oh, come on guys! I know those 7 minute interludes were originally 24 minutes long. Why did you have to cut them down?! You guys should have added the other 18 tracks that didn't make the album! I would have loved an hour more of emotionless vocals, lifeless beats and song arrangements that go absolutely nowhere!

Favourite tracks: Dust for Dust, The River
Razzle_Dazzle
75
The most difficult album i've come to rate. Been listening to it for months, but not even now, i feel as much enlightened as i would like to be...
NR
One of the most overrated albums of all time, for me at least.

Not even a single moment that grabs your attention. Not only that, it's waaay longer than it should have been.
68
Undoubtedly accomplished and intricate synthpop that can be quite compelling -- especially in smaller doses. While their compositions often fare best in four to six minute chunks rather than as smaller songs, stacking so many of them one after the other makes it easy to lose focus.
pouls
20
There is no other way for me to start this by saying that this is extremely boring. This entire album consists of tracks slathered in reverb, lifeless vocals, overstretched ideas and six to eight minute tracks that become incredibly stale after just one minute. I could say that there is not one minute of interesting material in this album. There is not one single track that I can enjoy all the way through, because all of them sound like 50 minutes or something.
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DETAILS

March 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Italians Do It Better / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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Track List
  1. Into the Black 
  2. Kill for Love 
  3. Back From the Grave 
  4. These Streets Will Never Look the Same 
  5. At Your Door 
  6. Lady 
  7. Flashback 
  8. Running From the Sun 
  9. Dust to Dust 
  10. Birds of Paradise 
  11. Electricity 
  12. Baby 
  13. The River
Contributions By
royalflush, philthy, erik, alexgonzriv


Added on: March 26, 2012