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Kaiser Chiefs issued their fourth album, The Future Is Medieval, after a three-year silence following the 2008 release of Off with Their Heads. The innovative Leeds outfit launched a "create your own album" interactive download service allowing fans to create their own ten-track record from a choice of 20 songs and to design the cover art. The CD features 13 of these tracks and includes the single “Little Shocks,” which introduces a darker sound led by an eerie keyboard riff and Ricky Wilson’s distinctive vocal., Rovi

Customer Reviews

Sounds nothing like them.

Oh, Kaiser Chiefs, where have you gone? I feel like I'm listening to a new Arctic Monkeys album and drowning in the slowness. The Kaiser Chiefs were supposed to be upbeat and fun!

Best album yet

Tremendous record! Some wild and colourful textures on this full length. One of 2011's best albums, maybe even the best.


Formed: 2003 in Leeds, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Specializing in a melodic blend of classic Brit-pop, post-punk, and new wave, Kaiser Chiefs' early blue-collar, pub-style take on indie rock managed to split the difference between timely and nostalgic. Comprising vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick Baines, and drummer Nick Hodgson, Kaiser Chiefs resurrected the mod spirit of the Jam in "I Predict a Riot," a supercharged class-of-1977 power pop single that quickly electrified the British press when it...
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock, Indie Rock
  • Released: Jan 01, 2011

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