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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night

Okay, I'll have to admit - I was a little late on the Kings Of Leon bandwagon. I know some people have been digging their groove for at least 5 years or so, but I didn't ever catch on to them until recently. I think much of it, when 'Use Somebody' came out, I was hearing it so much that I never actually listened to it. I'd always turn it off if it came on in the car. Finally about 6 months ago, I gave them a real chance. Turns out, I enjoy 'Use Somebody' quite a bit, and the rest of this record is pretty decent. This is a tough one, they've sold a ton of records in Australia for some reason. These guys were from and formed in Tennessee. Yeah, USA. Yet this album has only went platinum in the states versus 10x that down under. Kind of odd. In terms of sound, they have an alt rock type feel - maybe a little arena rock too. Not really, but I'll run with it. In terms of just this album, I'm a little mixed on it. I don't think it's great, but it's not bad either. For those that just heard Use Somebody and think the other 10 tracks will be like that, you're in for a surprise. The rest are quite a bit different. I highly enjoy the lead singers voice though. He can turn mediocre into gold in my opinion. He sings with that passion that can be rare for male voices. I think if you haven't heard it, check it out. I think it's different than you'd expect, and you may like it. I'd overall say it's a fairly average record. Worth listening to, not worth buying.

1. Closer
2. Crawl
3. Sex On Fire
4. Use Somebody
5. Manhattan
6. Revelry
7. 17
8. Notion
9. I Want You
10. Be Somebody
11. Cold Desert

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Use Somebody
2. Manhattan
3. Crawl

3 out of 5 stars


  1. Well, if we are going to talk about "Use Somebody" we have to give a shoutout to Paramore's unplugged version :)

  2. Good call!

    Do you have a YouTube link or anything you could post for those that haven't heard it?

  3. Sure do...