Kill For Love - Chromatics
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 90
    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.
  2. Apr 25, 2012
    90
    This is a modern masterpiece, it's as simple as that.
  3. Apr 25, 2012
    87
    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.
  4. May 18, 2012
    90
    Its power and poise never ceases for 90 wonderful minutes.
  5. Apr 25, 2012
    88
    Johnny Jewel's trademark retro-futuro-electro production sound underpins this 16-track set with a dreamy, after-the-afterparty atmosphere that feels like it could go on all night long.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    6
    A dreamy, nicely recorded dream pop journey that starts in a lovely, seductive world and ends up driving you batty if you take the ride and keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times. Full Review »
  2. Jul 25, 2012
    8
    Opening your album with a Neil Young cover is always a win! An interesting followup to their success on the "Drive" soundtrack. Lengthy but intriguing. Full Review »
  3. May 13, 2012
    8
    Chromatics' album - "Kill For Love" is one of the longest alternative publications - seventeen tracks appearing on the CD are more than one and a half hour of music at its best. Therefore band could afford lethargic longueur in the intro of "Into The Black" or the closing - totally minimalistic - "No Escape". On release we'll find mix of various genres and musical motifs - ambient "Broken Mirrors", indie rock "At Your Door", title "Kill For Love" or heavily electronic "Lady". Full Review »