Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. The influences are obvious, but where WRM succeed is in breathing new life into a tired template, adding attitude and intent on top of an effortlessly stylish base.
  2. This is an album that seethes with anger, ambition and malicious intent, and it's all the better for it.
  3. There's simply not enough killer songs here to snare you in the same way that, say, The Rakes did on their debut.
  4. Initially addictive and tantalising, an hour of consuming their slickly engineered autopop leaves you with little more than a faint sense of emptiness.
  5. [Producer Paul] Epworth's accomplishment is obvious throughout the record. Having remixed some of today's indie-elite, infusing garage rock riffs with electro elements, he knows the importance of dance-floor accessibility and brings out all the shadows and contrasts that make Kick the accomplishment it is.
  6. White Rose Movement's "electro-clash" 80s sound basically candy-coats Nine Inch Nails industrial and metrosexualizes the lyrics, making Kick pretty redundant.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. ShannonL
    Dec 7, 2006
    10
    I LOVE White Rose Movement Pressure point on 10th!!!!!
  2. MusicMaven
    May 23, 2006
    7
    If Editors are the British answer to Interpol, then these guys are the British answer to The Killers. If you like any of those bands or If Editors are the British answer to Interpol, then these guys are the British answer to The Killers. If you like any of those bands or similar ones like She Wants Revenge or The Bravery, you should check this album out. It's not terribly original, just well-constructed 80's-retro-style tunes. Full Review »