Chromatics - Kill for Love
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2012 Ratings: #45 / 944
Year End Rank: #9
User Score
Based on 251 ratings
2012 Ratings: #52
March 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Italians Do It Better / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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. 

Sappy
85
Top Favorite: Kill For Love
Other Favorites: The Page, Into The Black, Lady
Least Favorite: The Eleventh Hour
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93
this record>anthony retardo life
Z.Younk
85
Only paid 10$ for pink vinyl to soundtrack innumerable chill-sessions for the rest of my days
ZoilPlaylist
87
this album is heavy enough to be heard. maybe for someone who is unfamiliar with music like this, they will hardly like it. will even feel bored.
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.
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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
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Added on: March 26, 2012