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Only by the Night

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10 years, 1 month 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-edged raunch, it more than makes up for in earnestness and--yes--stunning beauty. From the opening notes of "Closer" to the listing balladry of "Cold Desert," Only by the Night hardly misses a beat. Highlights abound, particularly in the trading off of melodic lines between instrum ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Release date: 23 September 2008
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0886973271223 UPC: 886973271223
Tags: Rock (4), Alternative Rock (1), Alt Rock (1), Psychadelic (1), Guitar Rock (1), 2008 (1), Alternative (1), 2000's (1), H (1), Southern Rock (1)
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