Kings Of Leon

Alright, if you haven’t been under a rock, you’ve probably heard of these guys before. With hits like “Sex on Fire,” “Use Somebody” and “Notion,” who hasn’t heard of Kings of Leon? Not to mention nine top 40 singles (UK), two Brit Awards, three albums reaching the top 5 on the UK Albums Chart. Their new album, Only by the Night was the Nashville based band’s claim to fame in the US. They took home three Grammy awards this year, including Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song for “Use Somebody.” So yeah,

Ooo, yes. Get as close to the camera as you want.

they’re pretty successful. And it’s no surprise! Lead singer Caleb Followill has arguably the most unique voice in modern rock and roll. Their ever-evolving bluesy/southern rock/alternative sound is refreshing. Also refreshing are the bands’ strong family roots (duh, the band members are three brothers and their cousin). Yes, among all their success, the guys are as humble as ever. They still take plenty of time out to be with their family and their girls, and still lead relatively normal lives.

While the new album is fantastic and by all means a work of art, what a lot of people don’t realize is that they already had a huge body of work, including Aha Shake Heartbreak, Because of the Times and Youth and Young manhood, all of which personally blow my mind. The sound changes a bit the farther back  you go in their albums, and you can really see how much they’ve changed over the years. Of course, any change in sound gets criticized by long time fans, and KoL have gotten flack from theirs, but to me the guys are just exploring their sound, and I couldn’t love them any more.

Want more info on Kings of Leon? You can visit their official website, check out some behind the scenes clips of the making of Only by the Night or check them out in concert.

<3Dangerously Lovely, A.K.A.  KoL’s #1 fan


April 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Hot Guys, Music.

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