The last two Kings of Leon albums have been received to international accolade and award. Each progressive album has seen the Kings slowly getting further away from their original sound and has evolved into more intricate and mature style. This being said it has also seemed that each album they have released in recent times have been ripped apart and used in what seems like every TV commercial ever made, the new album “Come around Sundown” is going to be a hard album to bastardise in such a manner.
The new album is a far cry from the Kings early hay day rock albums, die hard fans from here may not enjoy this new offering so much. In saying that, the album has a much more mature feel with mellow tracks and amazing guitar riffs throughout. There are no heavy tracks such as classic like “Four Kicks” from the “Aha Shake Heartbreak” album or “Holly Roller Novocaine” from the “Youth & Young Manhood” Albums and I have to say I was slightly disappointed by this. There seem to be no tracks where the Kings have really let loose the inner rock gods that made us love them in the first place. Have they just grown old and tired like the rest of us?
Not yet… The album is still an amazing masterpiece and though having a mellower feel is going to be huge this summer. Tracks like “No Money” and “Pickup Truck” are sure to be big hits while you kick back and relax with a beer by the pool and I can see this album becoming a road trip classic. Some of the tracks on the album seem to flow into each other which make them a little hard to define but with all good albums I’m pretty sure this one will grow on you till the Kings have their grubby little claws in you yet again. Get out there and buy it. The album is available on world wide release in all good record stores and download sites. You know where to go 🙂