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  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 507
    edited August 10
    Love every song on Youth & Young Manhood. I wore that CD out back in the day. Aha Shake Heartbreak and Because of These Times were pretty good too, but not like that first album was. Only By Night was their breakthrough smash hit and I'd say just a notch below the debut, but great album top to bottom. Haven't really been too interested in their last three albums (my loss probably), but I have downloaded a few new songs since Only By Night. My buddy says the most recent WALLS is pretty good, I'll have to check it out. KOL are great "new" band. I'm 45yo so it's hard to find time to get into many post-2000 bands for me, (it'll happen to you youngsters someday too) but I really enjoy Kings of Leon. 

    This is a great B-side from "Four Kicks" off of Aha Shake Heartbreak. Still can't beat a great 2 minute rocker.

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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,223
    No Coder said:
    https://youtu.be/kP0ebu6MX6k
    Great song no matter whether you like them or not this version is a beauty..
    That is one of their best. I really do miss their sound off Because of the Times. Their first 3 albums are all killer, no filler
    ditto
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  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 507
    LukinFan said:
    No Coder said:
    https://youtu.be/kP0ebu6MX6k
    Great song no matter whether you like them or not this version is a beauty..
    That is one of their best. I really do miss their sound off Because of the Times. Their first 3 albums are all killer, no filler
    ditto
    ^this
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 8,872
    Only by the Night
    Come Around Sundown
    Mechanical Bull
    WALLS

    Are also awesome. Love the sound of them.
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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945
    I do really like Only by the Night. Think that is a very solid album. 

    Come Around had some flashes of great songs, but too many misses for me, especially the last half of the album

    Mechanical Bull has one of my favourite songs of theirs, Beautiful War. Also liked at least half of the songs, but again, had some very average fillers on there too.

    I have listened to WALLS, but not enough to give an fair opinion on. Didn't grab me after a few listens. I will have to revisit it and give it another go

    The first 3 albums didn't have a dud song on them IMO, where their last 3 albums have multiple duds on each album - all IMO obviously
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  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 507
    No Coder said:
    I do really like Only by the Night. Think that is a very solid album. 

    Come Around had some flashes of great songs, but too many misses for me, especially the last half of the album

    Mechanical Bull has one of my favourite songs of theirs, Beautiful War. Also liked at least half of the songs, but again, had some very average fillers on there too.

    I have listened to WALLS, but not enough to give an fair opinion on. Didn't grab me after a few listens. I will have to revisit it and give it another go

    The first 3 albums didn't have a dud song on them IMO, where their last 3 albums have multiple duds on each album - all IMO obviously
    I total agree with this statement. I might even classify The Black Keys rise to fame as being similar to KOL. I love the first three BKs albums, every song is great. Then they started to slide as they became more popular IMO. Some GREAT songs on the last few BKs albums too, but nothing like the early material. Same as KOL IMO.

    It's strange how people discover music. They may love recent KOL or BKs thinking it's the best, and not even be aware of their early stuff. Where as I think the early stuff is the greatest and feel lukewarm on the recent material. To each their own!
  • WALLS brought me back to these guys after a long break. 
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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945
    I've gone back a listened to WALLS over the last few days and I do like it as a whole album better than Mechanical Bull and Come Around Sundown. It's pretty solid throughout, but lacks any real WOW songs for me. Definitely worth listening to though, and doesn't have any crappy songs like the previous 2 do
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
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