No Wow

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No Wow
Studio album by The Kills
Released 2005
Recorded May 20, 2004–June 2, 2004
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival, blues rock, garage rock
Length 40:01
Label Domino Records
Producer The Kills
The Kills chronology
Keep on Your Mean Side
(2003)
No Wow
(2005)
Midnight Boom
(2008)

No Wow is the second studio album by indie rock band The Kills. It was released February 21, 2005, on Domino Records. No Wow showcases definite blues and post-punk influences.

"Love is a Deserter" was released as a single and obtained limited play on several music channels. "The Good Ones" was later released and peaked at number 23 in the UK charts.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Drowned In Sound (8/10)[3]
Mojo 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork (8.3/10)[5]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Yahoo! Music 7/10 stars[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "No Wow/Telephone Radio Germany"   4:47
2. "Love is a Deserter"   3:48
3. "Dead Road 7"   3:23
4. "The Good Ones"   3:29
5. "I Hate the Way You Love"   3:37
6. "I Hate the Way You Love, Pt. 2"   1:46
7. "At the Back of the Shell"   2:27
8. "Sweet Cloud"   5:06
9. "Rodeo Town"   4:24
10. "Murdermile"   4:25
11. "Ticket Man"   2:49

European Bonus Disc[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Good Ones (The Jagz Kooner Remix)"   8:25
2. "The Good Ones (Tiga Remix)"   7:12
3. "The Good Ones (Backstage Sluts Double Drop Mix)"   6:03
4. "Love is a Deserter (Cavemen Remix)"   2:52
5. "Love is a Deserter (Simian Mobile Disco Mix)"   5:39
6. "Love is a Deserter (Phones 'Cardiac Unrest' Remix)"   4:35
7. "No Wow (MSTRKRFT Remix)"   4:23
8. "No Wow (Chicken Lips Remix)"   5:43
9. "No Wow (Test Icicles Remix)"   3:10
10. "Run Home Slow"   4:11
11. "Baby's Eyes"   4:08
12. "Passion is Accurate"   3:31
13. "Magazine"   2:03
14. "The Void"   2:56
15. "Half of Us"   3:56

Love Is a Deserter single[edit]

  1. "Love Is a Deserter" [Single Version]
  2. "Passion Is Accurate"*
  3. "Love Is a Deserter" [Cavemen Remix]
  4. "Love Is a Deserter" [Phones 'Cardiac Unrest' Remix]
  5. "Love Is a Deserter" [Video]

The Good Ones single[edit]

  1. "The Good Ones" [Single Version]
  2. "Run Home Slow"*
  3. "The Good Ones" [Jagz Kooner Mix]
  4. "Baby's Eyes"*

* Previously unreleased B-sides.

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (2005) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 27
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 96
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 22
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 56
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[14] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No Wow - The Kills". metacritic. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. No Wow at AllMusic. Retrieved 31 May 2006.
  3. ^ Webb, Rob (February 14, 2005). "The Kills No Wow > Album Review". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 11 December 2007. 
  4. ^ Mojo: 106. March 2005.  Cited at "No Wow - The Kills > Critic Reviews". metacritic. Retrieved 28 February 2008. 
  5. ^ Macia, Peter (March 9, 2005). "The Kills No Wow > Album Review". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 31 May 2006. 
  6. ^ Glen, Susan (23 March 2005). "The Kills: No Wow > Album Review". PopMatters. Retrieved 31 May 2006. 
  7. ^ Levy, Joe (March 10, 2005). "The Kills No Wow > Album Review". Rolling Stone (969). p. 110. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2007. 
  8. ^ Webb, Adam (February 28, 2005). "No Wow - The Kills > Album Review". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on 13 January 2006. Retrieved 31 May 2006. 
  9. ^ "The Kills – Midnight Boom" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "The Kills – Midnight Boom" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "The Kills – Midnight Boom" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  12. ^ "The Kills – No Wow". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  13. ^ "Kills | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  14. ^ "The Kills Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for The Kills. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 1, 2014.