Kill Image
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  • Summary: This is the sixth album for the Detroit indie band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Kill careens from pop rock to cheesy metal to variations on funk throughout its duration, propelled by the energetic imagination and musicianship of the band like an all too phallic torpedo. Electric Six is still a juggernaut to admire, so buckle up and ride the lightning.
  2. While the album lacks a certain degree of accessibility and thematic coherence, Electric Six's wiseass humor and, moreover, their superior technical skill make Kill an energetic, frenzied party of a record.
  3. This darker, heavier tone makes the majority of Kill less of a party than "Fire" or "I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master," but splendidly, Dance Commander rears his head to make demands like "Shake that tambourine/Shake that shaking machine!" in 'Egyptian Cowboy' and encourages mass consumption in the splendid 'Body Shot,' which devolves from a grunge-disco jam into a wonderful, dubbed-out frenzy.
  4. Kill is no great departure, but their sense of mischief and their genuine, Killers-esque power ensures staleness is kept at bay, while The Newark Airport Boogie (not their first airport tribute, incidentally) is bouncier than a spacehopper. [Feb 2010, p. 104]
  5. 60
    E6 can't quite keep it up throughout, though they still sound delighted to mess with sounds both full-throttle ('You're Bored') and loungey ('My Idea of Fun').
  6. Rather than mature effectively, Electric Six has pretty much reached the end; at this point, the band is just cashing out.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    10
    Perhaps their best album. Consistent and solid tracks. Their videos are still consistently bad having a budget of all about $100 or maybe it'sPerhaps their best album. Consistent and solid tracks. Their videos are still consistently bad having a budget of all about $100 or maybe it's not that much. I think this album is a new high for the band. I'm disappointed by their next two albums but I live in hope that they can again reach these heights in the future. Expand
  2. BBOP
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    This band is pure genius. Critics hate them because they know the band are having LOADS of fun and satisfy a fanbase who don't give two This band is pure genius. Critics hate them because they know the band are having LOADS of fun and satisfy a fanbase who don't give two bananas about stuffy/lazy reviews. Expand
  3. CodyT
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    Fun, cohesive effort from a band who's worked their asses off to deliver great, energetic music to their loyal fans for years. EXTREMELY Fun, cohesive effort from a band who's worked their asses off to deliver great, energetic music to their loyal fans for years. EXTREMELY underrated dance-rock group that deserves the success they found with their first two singles. Expand
  4. AP
    Nov 11, 2009
    9
    Either you get this band or you don't. The "professional critics" obviously don't. This is a rock soild album with only a few Either you get this band or you don't. The "professional critics" obviously don't. This is a rock soild album with only a few fillers (egyptian cowboy, steal your bones, and you're bored). Listen to it twice, you'll be hooked. How are these guys not more famous? America's taste is full of fail. Expand