Midnight Boom (2008) 5 minutes later, and I haven't been able to stop listening to it since. I was listening to the Yeah Yeah Yeah's new album It's Blitz!, which is also insanely good, but pales in comparison to The Kills album (in my humble opinion). Oddly enough, the first thing I thought when I saw the two members of The Kills, Alison Mosshart (aka "VV") and Jamie Hince (aka "Hotel'), was, "He looks like Iggy Pop, and she looks like a crackhead...well, not a crackhead, a cokehead, because she can probably afford better than crack..."
Anyway, first impressions aside, most of their videos consist of footage of them on tour, looking completely strung out and fucked up, which immediately garnered my full attention. Alison, in my opinion, is pretty hot in that really skinny, black haired, drugged up kind of way, which I tend to find attractive every once in a while. I don't know, I think she's pretty hot. Anyway, this is one kickass duo, and I just downloaded their previous album No Wow (2005), which I'm stoked to listen to soon when I stop being so obsessed with Midnight Boom. Next is their album, Keep On Your Mean Side from 2003, and from what I've heard their first 2 albums are quite different from their newest, so that should be interesting.
The tracks that have REALLY stood out to me are:
"Cheap and Cheerful"
"Getting Down" (My favorite)
"Last Day of Magic" (2nd favorite)
and "Black Balloon" (which interestingly has a lot of blood in it for a music video, thus increasing the innate badass value)
All of which have music videos (except "Getting Down", which bums me out).
So, I have 2 words to describe The Kills:
Listen to them ASAP.
Seriously, how could I have gone so long not knowing that I absolutely love The Kills. I never bothered to give them a listen because I just assumed I wouldn't like them. Then, I saw their video for "Black Balloon" on a Direct TV channel, and I was blown away. I downloaded