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Old 09-30-2008, 04:05 PM   #136
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KOL have not invented anything, but the well-tread path they take, well, they take it with style.

I have listened to this enough now to know that I love it, and I have revisited the older records, and this is just a great band.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:26 AM   #137
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this is gonna be No1 both sides of the atlantic at the same time!
Didn't happen. Unable to dislodge the mighty Metallica here in the US, #1 for 3rd week in a row !

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Old 10-01-2008, 03:09 PM   #138
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220,000 copies in its first week here in UK that puts them in the very top bracket for album sales! U2 sold 180,000 for HTDAAB Oasis sold 200,000 for their last album only coldplay have sold more recently in the first weeks sales! and all this for a non UK/Irish band!
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220,000 copies in its first week here in UK that puts them in the very top bracket for album sales! U2 sold 180,000 for HTDAAB
Why are you telling us this again ?

You DO realize HTDAAB, which is almost as average as the new KOL, sold over 1.2M in the UK and over 3M in the US right ? This will be lucky to do one tenth of that here in the US, 70,000 in the first week isn't terribly promising.

Crashed in at #5 , got it's ass kicked by the Pussycat dolls, will fall out just quickly, so much for "simultaneous #1" hype !
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Record sales, record sales. Whatever they can monitor anymore, if you like 'rock' in its most basic sense, this is a great record by a great band.
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Record sales, record sales. Whatever they can monitor anymore, if you like 'rock' in its most basic sense, this is a great record by a great band.
Well said!
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:07 AM   #142
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Why are you telling us this again ?

You DO realize HTDAAB, which is almost as average as the new KOL, sold over 1.2M in the UK and over 3M in the US right ? This will be lucky to do one tenth of that here in the US, 70,000 in the first week isn't terribly promising.

Crashed in at #5 , got it's ass kicked by the Pussycat dolls, will fall out just quickly, so much for "simultaneous #1" hype !
This album will sell more than 1.2mill here in UK for sure but then again us brits have always had a better taste in music hav'nt we!
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Not saying it wasn't a bad song, just following a well-trodden formula, as someone said above. I like the song.
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This album will sell more than 1.2mill here in UK for sure but then again us brits have always had a better taste in music hav'nt we!

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Sex on Fire IS a very good sounding song.

but again, I say Caleb does NOT have a good strong singing voice.
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Nice to see andyuk still hasn't stopped fellating this tepid album.
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Nice to see andyuk still hasn't stopped fellating this tepid album.
LOL!

First it was going to #1 in the US (missed by a country mile), now apparently it will sell as many as HTDAAB, but he doesn't care about sales, although he points out the UK sales numbers whenever possible. And cue.........

It's a real pity as I had much higher hopes for this album
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:17 AM   #148
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It's not a bad album by any stretch of the imagination. I genuinely do like all of the songs, but I probably wouldn't have put so many slow to mid-tempo songs back to back to back to back to back to back . . . there's about 5 real "same-y" ones in a row . . . again, I like all 5 of those songs individually, they just needed to be broken up a bit with couple real rockers thrown in the mix.

A good album, but I do like Because Of The Times better.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:41 AM   #149
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I just heard the opening moments of the opener Closer used as transition music on NPR's Morning Edition.

So, it may be a radio-friendly rock album, but it is a breath of fresh air for the radio, and the female fans of KOL will have to agree that this band are anything but 'tepid.'
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:27 AM   #150
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I bought this last night and am in the middle of my first listen. It's very polished, which would be a compliment from me for most bands, but what I've always liked about KOL is that both their songs and their image is (was?) a little rough around the edges. While I haven't heard any songs I hate yet, I'd certainly say the album feels safe. It's been interesting to watch the band's evolution from their EP until this new album, but the fact that all four of their albums have been drastically different stylistically makes me think they're going to confuse their fanbase, or else lose older fans. Granted, it was three years ago, but I have to wonder how much all the booing (closed-minded) U2 fans got made them rethink their sound...

I also can't believe they're playing Madison Square Garden in January. I can't imagine there's nearly enough of a demand for them in the New York area to merit a space the size of MSG.
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