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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the indie rock duo was produced by guitarist Jamie Hince and John O'Mahoney.
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Doing It to Death
Baby save it, we're wasted I know we gotta slow it down But when the waves come you face them And you know we can't stop it now Heads up we're in a... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 91
    On Ash & Ice the melodies finally catch up to that dark vibe. Mosshart remains one of rock’s most dynamic vocalists, and she’s never sounded better than on the broken-hearted piano ballad “That Love.”
  2. ever. The Kills are finally hitting their peak, but a low-key kind of peak.
  3. Jun 3, 2016
    80
    More a culmination of all that’s come before; a band confident in their own skin, their identity clearer than ever, their mission unchanged since those transatlantic tapes at the turn of the millennium.
  4. Jun 7, 2016
    62
    Ash & Ice is an album of quality comedown tracks surrounded by run-of-the-mill rockers that plateau instead of peak.
  5. Jun 14, 2016
    60
    It is an acceptable listen--on par with the Kills’ previous record, 2011’s Blood Pressures--but your best hope for enjoying it is to manage your expectations.
  6. Jun 2, 2016
    60
    The duo’s tendency to drift towards cliche (has there ever been a more Kills track title than Hum For Your Buzz?) is still present, and feels increasingly tired.
  7. May 26, 2016
    40
    While this isn’t a bad album, it does feel like a safe one (which is perhaps even worse).

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  1. Jun 4, 2016
    10
    Esse é um grande retorno do kills aos estudios,mesclando um som garageiro com batidas eletronicas,o duo certamente agradara aos fãs dosEsse é um grande retorno do kills aos estudios,mesclando um som garageiro com batidas eletronicas,o duo certamente agradara aos fãs dos primeiros 2 discos,dos 2 ultimos e tambem aqueles que esperavam um pouco mais de experimentaçao. Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2016
    9
    I have just finished Ash and Ice. It has been an album I've been looking forward to for a long time, and it didn't disappoint. The singles,I have just finished Ash and Ice. It has been an album I've been looking forward to for a long time, and it didn't disappoint. The singles, Doing It To Death and Heart of a Dog, were great, and I made a vow that I would listen to the album the day it came out. The Kills have still have a great rock spark in them and that made this album really really good. My personal favourite is Hard Habit To Break, and then Doing It To Death, the single. Overall, a 9, because The Resistance by Muse is my 10, however this is amazing. Expand