Tricky guys, those Kings of Leon. On its first two albums ... craft harmless songs that stick around in your head longer than you expect them to. On "Mechanical Bull" there are a few standouts--"Don't Matter" has a consistently energetic …
The strangest thing about Kings of Leon’s first album since a three-year hiatus is how much it sounds like they never …
In an extremely busy week for album entries, Kings of Leon land their third consecutive No.1 album on the ARIA chart as their sixth studio album “Mechanical Bull” debuts at top. “Mechanical Bull” is the 683rd No.1 album in Australia …
It’s been three years since Kings of Leon released their sixth album Mechanical Bull, a project that failed to see neither the commercial success of their 2008 breakthrough Only By The Night or the promised a return to the quality rock …
Imagine if you will a modern-day cover band making the rounds of Southern bars and clubs, and one day it pulls its fancy van and equipment trailer up in front of an old gas station in the remotest regions of the Deep South. You know, one of …
You either like Caleb Followill’s singing or you don’t. For some, the Kings Of Leon frontman’s lived-in, scratchy twang adds a layer of emotional depth and soulfulness to the band’s otherwise highly polished songwriting; other people wish …
Three years after the Kings of Leon's last record, the edgy, gravely rock foursome return in top shape with Mechanical Bull. The album takes the band's unique sound — the recognisable longing guitars and Caleb Followill's growl — and …
Kings Of Leon always were the hairier, rougher Oasis to The Strokes‘ smarter, more exploratory Blur. Caleb Followill’s familial preacher-progeny crew have had an up-and-down decade, but their ambition was always Coldplay, U2-sized. …
With the self-deprecating suggestion in this comeback album’s title, this last-of-the-arena-rock-bands is perhaps admitting that its momentary reign as the US version of U2 is indeed over. Not that this Tennessee family foursome has entirely …
Having been a fan of Kings Of Leon since my early teens ... clumsy attempt to live up to their growing status as a ‘stadium rock band’. However, Mechanical Bull sees the Tennessee foursome return in style, churning out a healthy …