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With 2007's Because of the Times, Kings of Leon ventured out of the garage and into the arena. Tracks like "Black Thumbnail" and "Camaro" were bold anthemic rock songs that built upon the barnyard stomp of Youth & Young Manhood, and Because of the Times topped the U.K. charts upon its debut, officially crowning the Kings as rock & roll royalty in the process. Only by the Night arrives one year later, marking the band's fastest turnaround between albums; it also furthers the epic sound that Times introduced, flaunting a set of ringing guitars and radio-ready melodies that push the band away from the Allman Brothers' camp. If anything, much of this album takes up residence in U2's cathedral, particularly during the one-two-three punch of "Sex on Fire," "Use Somebody," and "Manhattan." Caleb Followill doesn't adopt Bono's political agenda, but the same sort of uplift exists throughout the record, which — during its best moments — rivals Aha Shake Heartbreak as the band's best work to date.

Like many big-sounding albums, Only by the Night is a polarizing piece of work, one that targets new fans at the expense of those who wish Kings of Leon had never shaved their beards or discovered post-'70s rock. To rope in the skeptics, the strongest tracks are pushed toward the album's first half. "Crawl" flexes the band's rock & roll muscle, melding Led Zeppelin-styled crunch with the experimental guitar buzz of U2's Achtung Baby, while "Sex on Fire" makes up for its goofy title with a meteoric chorus tailored to Caleb's voice. (He sounds fantastic throughout the record, even if his vocals continue to be garbled by some untraceable accent, as if he's auditioning for the Jodie Foster role in a Broadway adaptation of Nell.) Rounding out the hit-filled segment are "Use Somebody" and "Manhattan," where Matthew Followill cloaks his guitar riffs in reverb and bassist Jared Followill takes the spotlight sporadically, popping up for quick melodic fills before ducking back into the mix. While past Kings of Leon albums concerned themselves with alcohol, women, and other hedonistic themes, those two songs are nothing but pop/rock grandeur, and Caleb howls their hopeful lyrics like Bono's American-born cousin. Only by the Night focuses on textures and experimentation during the album's latter half, but most songs still deliver some sort of Technicolor melody, from "Notion" (one of the only tracks featuring piano) to the unexpected chorus of "Be Somebody." Taken as a whole, Only by the Night targets the audience that approved Kings of Leon's sonic shift in 2007, leaving older fans free to damn these tracks for their consciously grand approach. Yes, the album is indebted to U2. Yes, it briefly veers close to the same territory occupied by Meat Loaf and Journey, if only in the passion of Caleb's voice. But Only by the Night is still a potent Kings of Leon record, and the guys have never defined their ambition so clearly before. [Sony/BMG issued a CD/DVD edition in 2008.]

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Dit album is echt briljant! Geweldige sound met een eigen stem. Sex on Fire en Revelry zijn mijn favorieten. Echt een aanrader.

Slechte kwaliteit

Ligt het nou aan mij of is de geluidskwaliteit van dit album echt PRUT?? Alsof het met een mobiele telefoon is opgenomen die in een wcpot hangt..... Heel jammer, want het is echt mooie muziek.

Heerlijk album...

Manhattan is m'n #1 !!!


Gevormd: 2000 op Nashville, TN

Genre: Alternatief

Jaren actief: '00s, '10s

Oorspronkelijk onthaald als "the Southern Strokes" voor het doen heropleven en herontdekken van Dixie-stijl rock & roll, veranderden Kings of Leon zich aan het begin van deze eeuw langzaam in een experimentele rockgroep. Zij debuteerden in 2003 met de EP Holy Roller Novocaine, wiens mengeling van rauwe, ongepolijste boogie rock verder onderzocht werd op hun full-length debuutalbum, Youth & Young Manhood. De band ervoer onmiddellijke populariteit in Engeland, waar zij later platina behaalden, ondanks...
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