Monday, September 22, 2008

Kings Of Leon are rock royalty

THIS post is the first in a two-part series today, of paranoid American bands whose timbers are too shivered to send out promo CDs for fear of pirates.
I would normally not bother if an album's been released in this situation, unless it's something special.
However I've been on tenterhooks waiting for them both and had to part with my own hard-earned cash to buy both Kings Of Leon's Only By The Night and Cold War Kids' Loyalty To Loyalty, so I'm going to blog about them now, even though they're already out.
Luckily Kings Of Leon's fourth album is worth every penny.
Although continuing the band's evolution from garage rock to stadium rock started on Because Of The Times, the latest LP shows the group sitting more comfortably and assured in this changed role.
Traks like album opener Closer, single Sex On Fire, Use Somebody and Be Somebody literally swagger over the speakers.
You can currently listen to the album for free on to see for yourself - but if you ask me, you should only buy Only By The Night.

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