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Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Reviewer :
Johan Wippsson Format: Advance album
Release date: 2010-10-15 Year: 2010
Label: RCA Records
Genre: Classic Rock
Producer: Angelo Petraglia, Jacquire King
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Kings Of Leon really surprised me in 2009 with perhaps that year's best album. Did not have any interest in them earlier when they were too much more indie and thus also non-commercial. But "Only By The Night" really transformed them from a hyped indie bands to the new U2 with big tunes for the even bigger stadiums. However, I must say that after having set me into their latest work, "Come Around Sundown" so I'm not so sure that they can take over the crown from Bono and his men. I had really hoped that they could follow up with an album that at least was almost as good as the magical "Only By The Night". To some extent they do as the opening tracks "The End", "Radioactive" and "Pyro" is on a very high level and show the best of the band. But unfortunately it really falls after this with anonymous, boring and pretty mediocre melodies. A little pity since the band has found a winning style of both soul and strong melodies adapted for radio, which is difficult to create. So if”Only By The Night" was the best of 2009 I have to say that "Come Around Sundown” is far from being the worst album of 2010. But it’s a big disappointment and they really need to be better prepared when going into the studio the next time.

Tracklisting 1. The End
2. Radioactive
3. Pyro
4. Mary
5. The Face
6. The Immortals
7. Back Down South
8. Beach Side
9. No Money
10. Pony Up
11. Birthday
12. Mi Amigo
13. Pickup Truck


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