No Wow

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

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[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

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

Love Is a Deserter single

  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

  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

Charts (2005) Peak
UK Albums Chart 56
US Heatseekers 18
Belgium Albums Chart 27
French Albums Chart 22
Netherlands Albums Chart 96


  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 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. 

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