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Only by the Night

Only by the Night
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5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 8 10:57
I haven't heard any of the albums by Kings of Leon before this one. It caught my attention in a review that stated the sound was similar to U2. I can see why the comparison fits, they use a similar distorted guitar based, psychedelic sound that characterised the first half of U2's career (and much of Coldplay's albums too). The Kings sound much more muscular than U2 ever did and are influenced by ... read more
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Description: Despite a wave of criticism asserting that Kings of Leon's fourth full-length is "too commercial," Only by the Night may be the closest thing to a pitch-perfect album to drop in 2008. Granted, Tennessee's band of brothers (and one first cousin) takes a turn for the heavily polished here, but what the album lacks in rough-ed ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rca
Release date: 23 September 2008
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0886973271223 UPC: 886973271223
Rock (4), Guitar Rock (1), 2008 (1), Alternative (1), 2000's (1), H (1), Southern Rock (1), Alternative Rock (1), Alt Rock (1), Psychadelic (1)
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♫ Kings Of Leon - My Favorite (6 music items)

"Use Somebody Sex on Fire Closer Revelry "


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"On Call "


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Abhi posted a review 5 years, 10 months ago

“I haven't heard any of the albums by Kings of Leon before this one. It caught my attention in a review that stated the sound was similar to U2. I can see why the comparison fits, they use a similar distorted guitar based, psychedelic sound that characterised the first half of U2's career (and much of Coldplay's albums too). The Kings sound much more muscular than U2 ever did and are influenced by more classic rock and roll such as Led Zeppelin as well.

Their lead singer, Caleb Followill, has a slightly rough sounding voice reminiscent of Springsteen or Dylan and he uses is to great effect throughout. His vocals are a great complement to the music, illustrated best in songs such as 'Closer', 'Sex on Fire' and 'Use Somebody'. While the music on these consists of distorted guitars ” read more