5 Songs, 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Kills have spent nearly two decades mastering dark moodiness. Here, with just an acoustic guitar and vocals, they manage to pull even more emotion and stark detail from a handful of older tracks. A cover of Rihanna’s “Desperado” is as spare and unsettling as a Hank Williams tune. And hearing both versions of “Echo Home”—its delicately hazy electric take and its sublimely folky do-over—side by side is a study in contrasts.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Kills have spent nearly two decades mastering dark moodiness. Here, with just an acoustic guitar and vocals, they manage to pull even more emotion and stark detail from a handful of older tracks. A cover of Rihanna’s “Desperado” is as spare and unsettling as a Hank Williams tune. And hearing both versions of “Echo Home”—its delicately hazy electric take and its sublimely folky do-over—side by side is a study in contrasts.

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