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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
More than a few lovers of '70s and '80s rock have claimed that much of the fun went out of rock music in the early '90s, observing that a great deal of today's post-Nevermind alternative rock is extremely serious-minded and introspective. Of course, there are countless exceptions to that generalization; no one can accuse No Doubt, Garbage, Powder a great band from Los Angeles, or Veruca Salt of not being fun. Furthermore, there's no law stating that rock music always has to push the party button -- if Charlie Parker and bebop was when jazz lost much of its sexy frivolity, perhaps rock took an inevitably comparable turn with the grunge/Nirvana/Pearl Jam upheaval of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
More than a few lovers of '70s and '80s rock have claimed that much of the fun went out of rock music in the early '90s, observing that a great deal of today's post-Nevermind alternative rock is extremely serious-minded and introspective. Of course, there are countless exceptions to that generalization; no one can accuse No Doubt, Garbage, Powder a great band from Los Angeles, or Veruca Salt of not being fun. Furthermore, there's no law stating that rock music always has to push the party button -- if Charlie Parker and bebop was when jazz lost much of its sexy frivolity, perhaps rock took an inevitably comparable turn with the grunge/Nirvana/Pearl Jam upheaval of the early '90s. Nonetheless, there's still some room for glamorous, hedonistic, escapist pleasure in the rock world -- and Kill Hannah certainly brings a healthy dose of glam to alternative pop
ock on For Never & Ever, which is their first album for Atlantic after recording independently in the past. This 2003 release is simultaneously cute and dark, and one track that brilliantly epitomizes Kill Hannah's blend of frivolity and subversion is "Kennedy." The tune doesn't describe Ted Kennedy's family to make a political statement; rather, Kill Hannah describes the Kennedys as glamorous, if tragic, jet setters and uses them to echo in an ironic, tongue-in-cheek fashion rock's live fast/die young clich├ęs. "Kennedy" is among the CD's many examples of delightfully trashy, decadent fun, which is what Kill Hannah does so well -- and they do it with an attractive sound that could be described as a blend of Garbage, the Smashing Pumpkins, Republica, and My Bloody Valentine. Anyone who complains that rock isn't as much fun as it once was needs to pay close attention to For Never & Ever, which paints a consistently exciting picture of the Chicago-based alterna-rockers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678366420
  • Catalog Number: 83664
  • Sales rank: 143,740

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kill Hannah Primary Artist
Sean Beavan Vocals
Garrett Hammond Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Juliette Beavan Vocals
Greg Corner Bass, Group Member
Jon Radtke Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Dan Weise Guitar, Vocals, Pedals, Group Member
Mat Devine Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Critter Engineer
Chris Shepard Engineer
Sean Beavan Producer
Errin Familia Engineer
Garrett Hammond Programming
Heather Hegewald Cover Model
Matt Skaggs Programming
Mat Devine Composer, Programming, Engineer, Art Direction, Cover Photo
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This group is amazing

    This group is flawless...You definitively need this CD in your collection. Once you have it, the problem will be changing the CD...You won't want to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best cd [and band] ever

    Kill Hannah's CD is awesome. Everything is great, the vocals, the guitars, the drums, etc. All the songs are incredible. If you like synth/pop/death pop/techno, you'll like this CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Hannah's new cd has Five Stars for Excellence

    I have been a huge fan of Kill Hannah and always will be. But this new cd of theres..."For Never and Ever" has the best songs around! It's better than there first four cds. Every song gives you a new beat and awesome lyrics. I dont even know why you're still reading this...you should definetely go buy this cd now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHAT!?!?

    WHAT?! you want me to write a review for kh!!!! ok no problem. well their new cd "for ever and never" freaken rocks. i just cant get over the lyrics. i think they reach out to all the tourmented souls out there. and the music those lyrics fly on is so wicked awsome. what a beautiful combination. thats what makes music worth listening to. the music to "from now on" and "race the dream" is so killer! buy the cd. dont ask questions just buy it. you know you want too. (ah the power of suggestion) dont worry youll be more then glad you did ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chicago's finest

    If you are looking for some music that's different from what you hear every day, you will find it here. The lyrics are insightful and every song is fantastic. Kill Hannah is also amazing live. This is one CD you must add to your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD couldn't be better...

    Kill Hannah is a band that has been struggling for so long and now they are finally being heard. The sound of Kill Hannah's enhanced cd "For Never and Ever", is rare and unique, in a very good way.This CD includes their hit track "Kennedy", played on radio stations. The rest of their album is just as great.The album includes some of their older songs too.They could be compared to Garbage,Radiohead or The Cure. Every instrument of this band is awesome,the vocals, guitars, bass and drums. The lyrics are amazing in this album, that are written by Mat Devine.Mat Devine's voice is so intense and amazing when he sings. I am a huge fan because not a lot of bands have their unique and alternative/rock sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whoa

    WHAT?! you want me to write a review for kh!!!! ok no problem. well their new cd "for ever and never rocks. It's the best cd i have heard in a long time. you can listen to it any time, any where. Their lyrics are great. SO go out buy their cd, you know you want to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome band!!!

    Kill Hannah is just an awesome band... the vocalist has a very smooth, soft and yet sort of a raspy voice and combined with the music from the rest of the guys... its just a perfect combo. BUY THE CD!!!! its fantastic!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    kill hannah

    this cd is the best if you haven't heard it you should go listen to it now!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Hannah's greatest album

    For Never and Ever is absolutley Kill Hannah's best c.d. It's lyrics are true to life and tell a different story. The best songs include; New Heart for Xmas, Kennedy, and Raining All the Time. I would definately recommend this c.d. to anyone who loves alternative rock!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great

    for never and ever is so great, its one of the best cds iv ever heard mats voice incredible, each song has a different sound and the lyrics are amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Hannah Rocks

    "For never and ever" is easily my new favorite cd. It has great and well written lyrics. It is one of the greatest cds i have come across in a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Hannah is amazing!

    An amazing band and amazing cd that what you get when you listen to Kill Hannah. They're a great band with a sound so fresh you're sure to fall in love with. This cd is a must for all KH fans and even those who are new.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    woo00o kill hannah

    this cd is really really good. i love the singers voice. its kind of scratchy and girlish but altogether really sexy. if you like synth or newwave you will most likely enjoy this cd. my favorite track would have to be kennedy. its really catchy and once you listen to it you seriously cant get it out of your head. i highly recomend this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What are you waiting for???

    What are you waiting for?? Im sure you have hear of this amazing band, havent you? Well if you havent now is the time to hear about them. This is an excellent band that has a nifty sound and a good look. This is most definatley a band you dont want to miss out on. If you give this CD a chance I promise it will becoem and instant classic in your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Hannah, Incredible New CD

    Kill Hannah's major-label debut, For Never and Ever, is unlike anything else being played nowadays. New fans will love the poppy, upbeat songs, and most older fans would surely agree that the revamped songs are awesome. From their popular energetic single, "Kennedy," to slower, more romantic songs like "Raining All the Time," the album is wonderfully diverse. Every tune is powerful and touching, and there are no filler songs. Their sound is pop-rock with tinges of Cure and Bowie-influenced 80s glam. Kill Hannah overlaps cool synthesized noises with rocking guitars, creating their own signature sound. These guys are the best thing to come out of Chicago since The Smashing Pumpkins! Singer Mat Devine has a sexy, unique voice that feels every note he sings and carries the listener right along. "Race the Dream" and "Is Anyone Here Alive?" are two of my favorites. The songs seem like they would appeal most to teenagers and young adults. Put this CD on in your car when you're speeding along an empty road at 3 am with your friends and you'll know exactly what I mean. This is a totally awesome CD -- listening to it will make you feel alive!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Hannah for the "Boys & Girls"

    As talented as they are attractive, Kill Hannah has proved time and time again that they are ready to make it "big". With a unique sound and look, these boys have what it takes! Mat Devine's voice is soothing as well as sexy, and with Jon Radtke backing him up, along with the rest of the band on instruments, there's no stopping them! "For Never and Ever" is definately a favourite to any who may purchase it, so go out and buy your copy today! It makes for a terrific gift, too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I am addicted.

    I went to their concert before I bought their CD. I came home that night and put it in the CD player and it hasn't left that spot since. I have listened to is OVER and OVER. When I went out last night with my friend Miles, I put the CD into his CD player the second I got in the car. The music, the lyrics, the vocals are so amzing. I dancing around my room listening to it. I really like this CD and I'm buying ever Kill Hannah CD ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Glam is BACK!

    Kill Hannah is an awesome band! They seem like Bowie, T. Rex, Iggy Pop and the Beatles all rolled up in one band. Their new album is so addictive that you if you stop listening to it, you'll have the songs stuck in your head all day long! BUY THE CD!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kill Hannah dazzles the Chicago sky..

    Kill Hannah's insanely anticipated CD has dropped and all of their fans have had more then enough time to delve into the passion-filled lyrics and hooks. This is Kill Hannah's first album released on a hardcore major record label. The album kicks off with a declarative roar of "They can't save us now". This is perhaps one of the best recorded versions of it. This version tries to capture the energy of it's live performance. "Kennedy" delivers the same kind of sexy fervor that it delivers on it's radio versions. "New Heart from Xmas" is contemplative and poetic but manages to still rock it's listeners out completely. This song is one of the most beautiful songs on the album. It combines melodic rhythm, with poetic sadness, and manages to invoke rock n roll. This album's version of "No one dreams anyway" seems a little too refined and sharpened. It lacks the certain cinematic and ambiant element that it's live performances have executed and that has been included in previous albums. Although that song is only my second favorite to "Agent Orange Skies", I don't think it's clarified and bufffed version on this album give justice to it's actual beauty. By and by, this album captures songs that have been released and performed throughout their short ten years of existence. Although Kill Hannah tries to encompus all of it's decade long stylings and elements onto the first record, the tracks seem a little clumsily placed and don't seem to relate to each other. The record seems a little like a greatest hits compiliation, but that's just because at KH's point in their career, they ALREADY have enough material to do so. This is KH's attempt to display the range in their music, and although KH's fans will appreciate it, I'm afraid it may disorient fans to be. Kill Hannah always delivers an undeniable sound of cruicfied meloncholy and art in their music and will continue to do so forever. Hopefully major record recognition won't manage to destroy the cinematic and organic feel of their music inspired by 80's new wave,personal angst and explosive live performances.

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