"Love Gun" Album ReviewAlpha101 Well, now that I'm here, let me go ahead and review my second favorite Kiss album. I know I've already reviewed a Kiss album, but what can I say? I'm in the Kiss mood.
"I Stole Your Love" is one of the best opening tracks that I've ever heard. It's simply a perfect song! Stanley does a fantastic job in this one, the chorus is exemplary, and the solo blended beautifully within the song.
"Christine Sixteen" had a great opening, and Simmons did a surprisingly great job on this one. The chorus does get annoying fairly quickly, but it's still pretty good.
"Got Love For Sale" was a skippable track. I just didn't enjoy listening to it, and I didn't receive any enjoyment out of it, whatsoever.
"Shock Me" had an enjoyable chorus, and the drumming was pretty good, though simplistic. Other than that, it was an average song.
"Tomorrow and Tonight" was a fantastic feel-good track. For some reason, upon first listen, it reminded me of "Brown Sugar" by the Stones. It sounds a little similar, in a way. It sounded great, the solo was great, and the song itself was...well, great.
"Love Gun" was, easily, the best song on the album. It's always been my favorite Kiss song, though I can agree that tracks such as "Detroit Rock City," and "God of War" are more impressive. This is easily Stanley's best song, and it's one of my favorite songs of all time.
"Hooligan" was kind of a bluesy track from the band, and that is definitely not a bad thing. This was the most surprising song that I've ever heard by the band, because I didn't expect to like it so much.
"Almost Human" had a great riff, and that's all that I could say about this song. Simmons' gritty vocals did not go well with this song, and it would have been much better with Stanley doing the vocals.
"Plaster Caster" was simply a bad song. I can't really pinpoint what I dislike about it, but it just never grabbed me like a lot of the songs on the album.
"Then She Kissed Me" closed out the album in a nice fashion. The riff was annoying, which was one thing that I disliked. Other than that, the song was pretty good. Stanley's vocals complimented the song perfectly, and it did a fairly good job of closing the album.
I've always liked this album. Sure, it isn't mind-blowing or amazing, but it is enjoyable. If you want an album to not really take seriously, but to just lie down and listen to for a few hours, then you will find a lot of enjoyment in this album.
8.2/10 - Great Album