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Old 08-29-2009, 07:07 AM   #46
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I've been a fan for about 5 years now and I think they new album is poor compared to the previous ones. Fair play to them for trying something a bit different but it's certainly lost its appeal on me. These days they just sound kinda generic, big choruses and throw in some echo on matts guitar and they just sound like a tennessee version of U2 or Coldplay. Don't get me wrong I really like U2 and Coldplay but i'd give anything for KOL to return to the raw sound of their first couple of albums. Their latest tour was the first one I haven't tried to get tickets for for years.

I still love them and am looking forward to the next album but the latest album left me a little dissappointed.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:07 PM   #47
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People need to relax, they're the new thing that makes you cool if you hate it. They're not serious enough to call them pretentious, and they're not goofy enough to right them off as pop, they stand in the middle of just plain entertaining rock music, and now that they've taken on cleaner production and more mainstream influence, they're in everyone's faces. They've been around for a long time without any kind of flak, people simply hate success for others.

Also, there is nothing girly about their music, but because girls have been attracted to the singer, they're now pigeon-holed as a girl's-band.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:17 PM   #48
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Plus Kings of Leon were audible over Cat Power when I saw her, not cool at all.
Now I'm even more angry.

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People need to relax, they're the new thing that makes you cool if you hate it. They're not serious enough to call them pretentious, and they're not goofy enough to right them off as pop, they stand in the middle of just plain entertaining rock music, and now that they've taken on cleaner production and more mainstream influence, they're in everyone's faces. They've been around for a long time without any kind of flak, people simply hate success for others.
Look. There's nothing hip about Kings of Leon backlash, so if you think any of us are talking shit to make ourselves cooler or more indie, you're mistaken. They released a terrible album with a terrible single... and they both became their big breakthroughs in the US after years of trying. It's not about hating success for others. It's about hating the fact that a decent (nothing more) band with a handful of good songs, a nice sound, and an above average sophomore album devolved into trash, and they were subsequently rewarded for it.
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I hated them way before it was popular to hate them.

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Why isn't that on Blu-Ray?
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Also, there is nothing girly about their music, but because girls have been attracted to the singer, they're now pigeon-holed as a girl's-band.
I still don't understand how that happened
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:08 PM   #53
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They were pretty much universally hated around here last tour, weren't they? I can't remember reading much positive input about them.

I didn't see the leg they opened on, but I can't imagine that they were much worse than Dashboard Confessional or Institute (the former being just blandly awful, the latter being an assault to my ears). I remember listening to a few clips at the time, and they were way too southern rockish for my liking, but I actually find some of their newer songs catchy as hell.
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I've said it once, but I'll say it again: Only By the Night is one of the better albums of the last few years. Trust me on this, I'm smarter than you and have better taste.
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Ahhhh, my worlds colliding....
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YouTube - Powerman 5000 - When Worlds Collide (Original Version)
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That was sort of awesome. Can we wrap Powerman 5000 and Kings of Leon in duct tape together?
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Better still, can we remove the duct tape together?
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