Monday, 6 December 2010

Best Of 2010 - #20

Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Kings Of Leon were going up in my estimations. I joined on the Kings Of Leon bandwagon after Because Of The Times, listened to their old albums and thought they got better with time, which was proven correct with Only By The Night (at least, for me, but I like more mainstream stuff anyway). Then I was expecting more from Come Around Sundown, but it just doesn't deliver. The band sound like they've tried to keep a relatively mainstream sound while pleasing older fans and it just doesn't work.

That's not to say there aren't any good songs on the album. The opening trio, consisting of the epic The End, the first single Radioactive, and the best song Pyro, starts the album off in huge fashion. Tracks five through seven are also decent songs, but from there nothing hits home bar the massive closing track Pickup Truck and, to a lesser extent, Pony Up.

Overall, I was slightly disappointed by this album, but still provided some good songs. Hopefully the more hardcore fans will enjoy it.


Previous albums: Youth And Young Manhood (4/10), Aha Shake Heartbreak (5/10), Because Of The Times (7/10), Only By The Night (9/10)

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