Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown
Label: RCA, Sony Music
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
There is a misprint on the inner sleeve containing the lyrics: "Radioactive" is falsely stated as "Pyro" and vice versa. However the lyrics are correct
Released: 15 Oct 2010
Style: Rock & Roll
A1 The End
B2 The Face
B3 The Immortals
C1 Back Down South
C2 Beach Side
C3 No Money
C4 Pony Up
D2 Mi Amigo
D3 Pickup Truck
Producer - Angelo Petraglia , Jacquire King
Come Around Sundown... A platinum album well into the teeth of the download era, mainstream breakthrough finally after three critically acclaimed albums shot just under the radar, headlining outdoor arenas... The brothers Followill had the rock community guessing as to their ever varying direction for the followup to 2008's Only by the Night. Would we get another groove driven, jangly new wave effort, or would the boys pull the rug up from under us and revert to the raucous southern smash in the mouth they came in on... now that they got everybody aboard the train? What you get is the former, a safe play followup and a very logical successor to OBTN... we'll have to wait for the distorted power chords and anthems pertaining to cigarettes, shotguns and whiskey to return, if they ever do.
On the whole the album is solid front to back. Second or third listen hooks and sing along choruses are again the order of the day. As has been the case since since Because of the Times, Jared Followill's bass is out front of the guitars, creating most of the melodies for the songs.
Caleb's vocals are as versatile as ever and the lyrics are descriptive and abstract at times, rather than the cliched "you, me" verbiage we've endured these last dozen years or so. We still get a brief flicker of southern roots, more so than on the predecessor. Listen to Caleb channel Ronnie Van Zant on Mi Amigo as he calls out "you know son!" preceded by a short blast of falsetto on the last chorus... and who can resist the hook of Caleb boasting of his gal friend's admiration of his manhood on the same track...possibly the coolest KOL vocals since the sophomore effort. Indeed, there are no radio "monsters" in this collection, and sales will probably pale in comparison to OBTN. In 2010 we'll take fun, well written rock records wherever we can get them... that's what you get on the fifth release from the Kings... take it as it is.
The turning point is 'Back Down South'....[They] tap into a real passion, Caleb singing with tangible warmth over guitars and fiddles that curl like wood smoke."
also check 'The Face,' an atmospheric ballad with a weirdly Joy Division-flavoured tone..
Kings Of Leon - Pyro
Live on Later with Jools Holland
Kings of Leon - Radioactive
Live in Chicago Tinley Park 7-24-10
Cool gospel feel to its chorus!
Kings Of Leon - THE END
Live in ITALY 2010
an atmospheric ballad with a weirdly Joy Division-flavoured tone..
That intro really brings emotion. I mean, their instrument is so unique never a cliche.The sound as good as in the record sometimes even better because u can really see the emotion and u can feel the song just by seeing caleb's face- you can really see the passion.
Kings of Leon - Radioactive
Kings of Leon - Back Down South
live on TV
They] tap into a real passion, Caleb singing with tangible warmth over guitars and fiddles that curl like wood smoke."