Midnight Boom - The Kills
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. These aren’t very good songs, and the band’s agenda--sounding bored and chic, simultaneous distancing and beckoning, creating revulsion and desire--seems to tilt, in the end, more toward fashion than music.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 15, 2012
    8
    Third record from one of the coolest sounding bands around. This has the Kills most instant and accessible songs and the first half of the record goes by at blistering pace. Mosshart does some of her best work here. The second half slows down a bit and closes beautifully with the brilliantly titled Goodnight Bad Morning. Full Review »
  2. Jul 27, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Midnight Boom sometimes is a flirt with electronic music, sometimes just indie and I must say: it is even better than harsh, garage sound from No Wow. The best word that describes my personal favourite, "Last Day of Magic", is just... sexy. Every song is approachable and you cannot easily forget that wonderful music. Full Review »
  3. May 28, 2011
    9
    This is just pure sleaze... and it's bloody marvellous! All the choonz deliver a hook that stay in your brain for weeks. The song structures, although simplistic, are extremely stylish which reflects the band members perfectly. It's not the most original or varied of music but if every band were like Radiohead the industry would collapse, brilliant as they are. Buy if you like uncomplicated guitar music, and because VV is fit. Full Review »