Kiss: Dressed To Kill: Pitchfork Review
 
 
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Dressed To Kill
[Mercury Remasters Series]
Rating: 9.5

Now this is more like it! Rebounding from the juvenile remastering of Hotter Than Hell, the boys in Kiss and their trusty digital remixer Andy (or whatever his name is, hell if I know) get it right. Crisp and crunchy as a bowl of dry Rice Krispies, Dressed To Kill kicks with ten great tracks in just a little over half an hour's time. Probably the bluesiest of the early Kiss albums, Dressed To Kill starts off with the raucous "Room Service" and careens like a nonstop rock attack through the album's final cut, the quintessential '70s rock anthem "Rock and Roll All Nite." No frills, no duds, just Kiss in their prime.

-Jason Josephes






10.0: Essential
9.5-9.9: Spectacular
9.0-9.4: Amazing
8.5-8.9: Exceptional; will likely rank among writer's top ten albums of the year
8.0-8.4: Very good
7.5-7.9: Above average; enjoyable
7.0-7.4: Not brilliant, but nice enough
6.0-6.9: Has its moments, but isn't strong
5.0-5.9: Mediocre; not good, but not awful
4.0-4.9: Just below average; bad outweighs good by just a little bit
3.0-3.9: Definitely below average, but a few redeeming qualities
2.0-2.9: Heard worse, but still pretty bad
1.0-1.9: Awful; not a single pleasant track
0.0-0.9: Breaks new ground for terrible