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Editors’ Notes

Although Mechanical Bull has no shortage of the arena-filling gusto that fueled earlier hits like “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody,” the Tennessee quartet also displays a lighter touch on its sixth studio album. As frontman Caleb Followill croons an aching hook in homage to “sentimental girls” on the opening “Supersoaker,” the ringing guitars and a steady percussive pulse have a breezy exuberance. Throughout Mechanical Bull, Kings of Leon balance the youthful swagger of full-blast rock tunes like “Don't Matter” and “Tonight” with contemplative singles like “Wait for Me” and “Beautiful War.” The result is a visceral collection that softens the energetic punch of their early anthems with the skilled, melodic maturity of seasoned songwriters.

Customer Reviews


I'm a 19 year old male and I almost cried I was so excited and how perfect this is.


Can't hardly wait for the entire album. They could sing the phonebook and make it sound good.


This is KOL's worst album to date. Its a very "safe" album. They take little chances. The whole album sounds the same and it's a very forgettable. It doesn't grab you like their earlier albums. The fact that it has 4.5 stars overall is ridiculous.


Formed: 2000 in Nashville, TN

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Initially embraced as "the Southern Strokes" for their resurrection and reinvention of Dixie-styled rock & roll, Kings of Leon steadily morphed themselves into an experimental rock outfit during the 2000s. The Tennessee-bred quartet debuted in 2003 with the Holy Roller Novocaine EP, whose blend of raw, unpolished boogie rock was further explored on their debut full-length, Youth & Young Manhood. Such revivalist music was matched by a similarly revivalist appearance — including long...
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