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Kings of Leon “Only by the Night”

September 8, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Kings of leon’s new cd “Only by the Night” leaked yesterday and so I’ve been listening to it non-stop.

It seems like they’ve really turned to melody as their main focus. And it was a slow but obvious change from the raw gut guitar driven sound of Youth and Young Manhood. It’s been happening slowly. There was a bit more in Aha Shake. Then Because of the Times with On Call. But this really took a big leap.

The guitar solos on OBTN are really melodic. There is very little jag in any of them. That grueling straight forward guitar has all but dissapeared.

I absolutely love the song Notion and I absolutely hate the Digitech guitar solo with the added harmony. It sounds like Daft Punk came in to do the solo on a Neil Young track.

I love KOL. But I really miss the sick blues of Trani and Spiral Staircase. I miss the teeth in songs like Soft and Razz. The change I liked up until now. I’m starting to worry. What will the next cd be like? Justin Timberlake?

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