Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Clark Collis
September 30, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Sonic Boom

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Kiss
genre
Rock

We gave it an B

Kiss haven’t gotten any subtler in the 11 years since their last studio album (”Baby, feel my tower of power!” declares Gene Simmons on ”Hot and Cold”). And why should they? There’s no denying the pleasingly hook-laden nature of such anthemic rockers as Sonic Boom‘s ”Stand” and ”Modern Day Delilah,” while onetime Kiss opening-act guitarist Tommy Thayer makes for an adequate Ace Frehley replacement. This Walmart-only three-disc set — which includes a CD of rerecorded hits and a live DVD — should remind Hall of Fame voters that the recent nominees deserve consideration for far more than just Simmons’ ? fire-breathing abilities. B

Download This: Listen to the song Stand at last.fm

See all of this week’s reviews

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST