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God Games

The Kills

God Games

Sixth album from Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince was produced by Paul Epworth (James Vincent McMorrow, Royal Blood, Glass Animals)

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  1. 10.0 |   DIY

    ‘God Games’, like its predecessors, has proved worth the wait
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    Combining apocalyptic love songs and pleas for salvation with dub, disco, and plenty of guitars, the duo delivers some of their most exciting music
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  3. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    To call God Games a throwback record would be reductive. Instead, the Kills sound comfortable in the best way possible
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    While the band has always been a rock-first concern, the core of God Games is in its mature, layered and emotive downtempo pop balladry
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    A few weak spots notwithstanding, God Games shows The Kills are still on top of their game
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    The indie duo return from a seven-year hiatus with material that pushes them out their comfort zone
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Sun-scorched Californian jams. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The set ranges ambitiously from hypnotic, twisted love songs such as "103" and the title track to the warped gospel undertones of "My Girls My Girls" and "LA Hex", courtesy of the Compton Kidz Club Choir. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    An intense, generally unrelenting forty-minute project; one that pushes The Kills into fresh musical territory, extending and altering the sound they have cultivated for the past twenty years without selling out
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  10. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart remind the world that they can still make a very pleasing racket when they put their minds to it
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  11. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Rock duo The Kills return with a new album for the first time in seven years, delivering more of their trademark grooves but failing to offer much in the way of new ideas
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  12. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Their sludge-coloured, super lo-fi sulkiness became synonymous with the era of indie sleaze
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