Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Only By The Night (2008)
genre: Rock

score: 73%
users: 96%

'This isn’t natural territory for Kings of Leon, and it often shows. At times the band seems content to channel the monumental sweep of U2.'
lees de recensie: New York Times
'Only by the Night is long on astral, arena-ready largeness, with blippy keyboards, droney guitars and whoa-oh-oh backing vocals.'
lees de recensie: Rolling Stone
'Much of Only By the Night is unmistakably the work of a band making music with arenas in mind. Sometimes it's intriguing.'
lees de recensie: The Guardian
'There are a few head-scratchers,....but singer Caleb Followill has never been in better command of his beyond-his-years howl, and he's got monster hooks and melodies yet in his bottle of tricks.'
lees de recensie: Billboard
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'Like their last, Only By The Night is front-loaded with world-beaters but then gradually ebbs back to more interchangeable moments. More than ever its strengths, when it succeeds, later become its weaknesses. It tries a mite too hard.'
lees de recensie: NME
'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.'
lees de recensie: All Music Guide
'Throughout Only by the Night, frontman Caleb Followill wails forlornly about cheap thrills and true love while his two brothers (and a cousin) bash
 out spooky, raw-edged riffs that rarely go where you expect them to.'
lees de recensie: Entertainment Weekly
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