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Listen: The Kills Calm Down A Bit on 'Blood Pressures'

Stream the electro-blues duo's new album in full

April 1, 2011 12:05 PM ET
Listen: The Kills Calm Down A Bit on 'Blood Pressures'
Photograph by Shawn Brackbill

Click to listen to The Kills' Blood Pressures

The Kills have always emphasized tension in their music – sexual tension between its two members Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, certainly, but also a nervous tension that made all their songs sound wired and bug-eyed. Their fourth album, Blood Pressures, finds the duo dialing down that manic energy a bit, or at least enough to allow for a stoned, quasi-reggae groove on "Satellite" and spare, gentle ballads like "Last Goodbye" and "Wild Charms." Even still, the band deliver a few dirty, digitally distorted blues rockers like "DNA" and "Nail In My Coffin" to keep things from getting too far away from what they do best.

Rob Sheffield Reviews Blood Pressures

Blood Pressures will hit stores on April 5th – you can pre-order it from iTunes – but you can stream it in its entirety now.

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