Aha Shake Heartbreak [Bonus CD]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The mysterious Followill family returns to the front porch/garage on the Kings of Leon's engaging sophomore effort, Aha Shake Heartbreak. On Youth & Young Manhood, the Kings gave Southern rock a swift kick in the rear, sounding like Lynyrd Skynyrd posing as a bunch of N.Y.U. film students (or vice versa). For their latest, the Nashville quartet raises a flag that's equal parts Confederate and Union Jack. Their success in the U.K. is understandable, as Caleb Followill's lazy drawl sounds like a cross between Bon Scott, Ray Davies, and Eddie Money with a slight Jamaican accent, but it's their seamless and agreeable blend of rock & roll, country, and Roky ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The mysterious Followill family returns to the front porch/garage on the Kings of Leon's engaging sophomore effort, Aha Shake Heartbreak. On Youth & Young Manhood, the Kings gave Southern rock a swift kick in the rear, sounding like Lynyrd Skynyrd posing as a bunch of N.Y.U. film students (or vice versa). For their latest, the Nashville quartet raises a flag that's equal parts Confederate and Union Jack. Their success in the U.K. is understandable, as Caleb Followill's lazy drawl sounds like a cross between Bon Scott, Ray Davies, and Eddie Money with a slight Jamaican accent, but it's their seamless and agreeable blend of rock & roll, country, and Roky Erickson-style psychedelia, matched with a keen lyrical wit, that makes them fascinating to both sides of the pond. On the twenty-something barfly opener "Slow Night, So Long," Caleb laments/celebrates the soulless dance of the one-night stand ("She's opened up just like she really knows me/I hate her face, but enjoy the company") like a true student of outlaw country. It's a theme that runs rampant throughout Heartbreak, and whether it's set against a swamp-sick boogie ("Pistol of Fire") or emitted through a lonesome yodel ("Day Old Blues"), it resonates as clear and cool as the opening notes of a Creedence Clearwater Revival tune. [The 2006 Sony BMG version came packaged with an additional five-track CD of live material.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2006
  • Label: Bmg Int'l
  • UPC: 828767641027
  • Catalog Number: 676410
  • Sales rank: 209,323

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Slow Night, So Long (3:54)
  2. 2 King of the Rodeo (2:25)
  3. 3 Taper Jean Girl (3:05)
  4. 4 Pistol of Fire (2:20)
  5. 5 Milk (4:00)
  6. 6 The Bucket (2:55)
  7. 7 Soft (2:59)
  8. 8 Razz (2:15)
  9. 9 Day Old Blues (3:32)
  10. 10 Four Kicks (2:09)
  11. 11 Velvet Snow (2:11)
  12. 12 Rememo (3:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Taper Jean Girl (3:15)
  2. 2 The Bucket (3:07)
  3. 3 Soft (3:02)
  4. 4 Molly's Chambers (2:45)
  5. 5 Four Kicks (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kings of Leon Primary Artist
Ethan Johns Piano, Keyboards
Caleb Followill Pipe
Nathan Followill Drums
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Ethan Johns Producer
Brett Kilroe Art Direction
Jacquire King Engineer
Caleb Followill Composer
Nathan Followill Composer
Jared Followill Composer, Contributor
Matthew Followill Composer, Contributor
Stef VanAlsenoy Engineer
Robin C. Hendrickson Art Direction
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