• Influential Album #10 - Kings of Leon - "Aha Shake Heartbreak"

    Feb 25 2010, 5:53 di eggshmeg35

    First came “Youth And Young Manhood,” a real southern sounding hard rock album, with indecipherable lyrics. Then came my personal favourite album “Aha Shake Heartbreak,” filled with catchy riffs and short, to-the-point songs. If you haven’t figured out who I am talking about yet, it’s Kings of Leon. The most common reaction I get after telling people that “Aha Shake Heartbreak” is my favourite Kings of Leon album is “They had albums before ‘Only by the Night???” Yes indeed they did, and if you haven’t heard them before, then you don’t know the real Kings of Leon.

    With the success of “Only by the Night” many long time Kings of Leon fans have called on them for “selling out,” but I don’t see it that way. I like the songs on “Only by the Night.” It’s poppier, sure, but it’s still just Kings of Leon tweaked to appeal towards more listeners. I have no issue with that, and it’s still better than 90% of the crap played on the radio. I won’t listen to it very much on the side though…
  • Kings of leon

    Dic 17 2009, 21:44 di flooooris

    they absolutly rock!
    Day Old Blues
  • Top 15 Kings of Leon

    Giu 6 2009, 2:24 di fakehead

    In no particular order:
    Knocked Up
    Velvet Snow
    Sex on Fire
    The Bucket
    Milk
    Trunk
    Manhattan
    Holy Roller Novocaine
    Red Morning Light
    Wasted Time
    King Of The Rodeo
    Day Old Blues

    However, I do have a top 3...

    3. Talihina Sky
    Both versions; each so different from the other, yet just as special. I think I may prefer the "Alternate" version (the non-piano one). But only by a smidge.
    2. Revelry
    I fell madly in love with this song almost immediately. I had to play it over and over and over again.
    1. Arizona
    The definitive KoL song.

    See them live if you can.

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  • Lo que más escuche en el 2008

    Dic 28 2008, 4:14 di Ohne_Gott

    Hasta hace poco recalaba en que me gusta Last.FM, más que nada, por que me permite llevar un historial de lo que escucho, cosa que hacia antes, pero cada que formateaba mi maquina perdía esos datos o al menos los menores con el reproductor que más utilizara. En cambio, Last.FM, unifica todos esos datos, y si llego a formatear, estos permanecen aquí, en lo que parece ser para siempre. Ese mismo día pensé que algún día me gustaría voltear atrás y ver que era lo que más escuchaba en determinados años, por ejemplo, por ahora mi memoria me permite más o menos saber que en 2007 lo que más escuchaba eran Café Tacvba, Los Dynamite, Austin Tv, Porter, Bengala, The Arcade Fire y Arctic Monkeys, cosa que este año a variado un poco. Para mi sería muy interesante ver como van evolucionando mis gustos año con año y por ello decidí hacer este blog.

    Así siendo las 21:30, del último día que estaré en mi casa, puedo plasmar cuales son las 10 bandas que más he escuchado en este año…
  • Album Review: King of Leon, Because of The Times

    Mar 29 2007, 2:10 di M3gaBight

    Because of the Times comes out this weekend and it’s currently available for your listening pleasure on the official Kings of Leon MySpace page. The boys manage to move towards a new musical direction while still retaining their signature sound. They often cop a bit of flack for Caleb’s vocals and on this album it sounds like they’ve put them through a big compressor. I actually quite like his vocals, interesting vocals defiantly adds something to the sound of a band for me but I’m not sure about the added clarity on this album, the vocals stand out a bit. I’m sure it will just take a bit of getting used it. It’s probably a good idea for this album because the vocals are a lot more melodic rather than the howling that is present in some of their previous material.

    The album kicks off with the epic Knocked Up which is just over seven minutes long. I thought that it was a bit of an odd choice for an opener, bands tend to chose shorter and catchier songs. Knocked Up build up nicely though and sets the tone for the rest of the album. …
  • David Kitt and Kings of Leon

    Mag 25 2006, 10:03 di mtce

    Listening to David Kitt radio on Pandora, and Day Old Blues is played. I love it. Would never have connected the two.
  • T.Rextacy

    Nov 27 2005, 20:59 di fakehand

    I love this man, I really do. And if someone were to ask me why I love his music the way that I do, I wouldn't be able to answer. Technically speaking, what he does is pretty much straight up rock n'roll. Bowie was all about theatrics and orchestral epics. Iggy was raw and ravenous, hardly ever "pretty". Bolan.... When I listen, I see Marc leading a slew of people in and out of cosmopolitan streets with a flag or torch of some sort (wearing his Slider hat, of course). Band members behind him, marching and playing and high as kites. Civilians follow with the hand-claps that are always so outstanding an element in his songs.

    I recently purchased The Slider import, containing a bonus disc of working versions of the album tracks. That Bolan spark has been ignited once again, so expect to see T.Rex at the top of my weekly artists when updated.

    Baby Strange
    Chariot Choogle

    I musn't neglect the entire week, though. There was a time when it wasn't all about the T.Rextacy.