Kings of Leon release their fifth studio album, Come Around Sundown, today.
The band recorded the new album last winter and spring at Avatar Studios in New York. It was produced by longtime collaborators Angelo Petraglia and Jacqire King.
“If Wilco and My Morning Jacket are vying for the title of America’s Radiohead, Kings of Leon have — Bono’s honorary green card notwithstanding — become our U2. And the gigantic-sounding Come Around Sundown suggests that, Caleb’s humble grumblings aside, they are thriving on it.” - Will Hermes (Rolling Stone)
“Despite all of the ponderous posturing on this album, there’s still something incredibly alluring about the subtext: a band desperately searching for fame to the point of collapse. At times, you can almost hear Followill’s insecurities poking through the heroic form that he often projects.” - Chris Richards (The Washington Post)
“Nuke the fridge. Jump the shark. Hurdle the monkey. Whatever. There inevitably comes a moment in a huge band’s career where they lose their common touch and become slightly ridiculous.” - Luke Lewis (NME)
Tracklisting after the jump.
1. The End
5. The Face
6. The Immortals
7. Back Down South
8. Beach Side
9. No Money
10. Pony Up
12. Mi Amigo
13. Pickup Truck