Show GenresLatin Multi-Genre Reggae Talk Show Dancehall Electro-rock-pop-hop Psychedelic FunkRock Rock 2013 Deep House Funk indie pop Drum & Bass Blues Jazz Electronic Industrial Dubstep track reviews Hip-Hop Bass Soul Punk happyoblivion kartell News Soundtrack rocknrolla Classic Rock Folk World Dub Reggae japan sankai hineri Classical Pop electro funk Indie Rock Space Bass Hawaiian
The Chromatics “Kill for Love” Album Review
Chromatics return with their first studio album in 5 years, Kill for Love released under the label Italians Do It Better. With Kill for Love the Chromatics have comfortably matured as a group while still holding onto to threads of the electronic/disco sound that caught my ear a few years back. At first listen I wasn’t sure how I felt about the more introspective mood of Kill for Love, but over the last week it has grown on me.
A few things that have more of a prescence on this album than past works are the guitar and male vocals. The majority of the tracks you will find spacey guitar riffs and solos that are quite pleasing. A good move on the Chromatics part because not only does it bring the music out of the disco, but it also give the album a cinematic quality not present in previous albums. Not sure how I feel about the male vocals, however I am always more interested in female vocals over male vocals.
I recommend giving Kill for Love a listen on a long drive to nowhere as the tempo should suit the changing landscape and passing time. If you wanna hear that classic Chromatics disco/electronic feel give tracks 2,4,5,14 and 15 a listen.
Listen to the album on Soundcloud.
RIYD: Glass Candy, Feist, Washed Out.
Review by Roki Sasaki