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Come Around Sundown
     

Come Around Sundown

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by Kings of Leon
 

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While few of the songs on Come Around Sundown are as blatantly commercial as Only by the Night's "Use Somebody," the track list is still filled with super-sized, guitar-driven, modern rock pomp. Kings of Leon are acutely aware that loud, booming anthems are the best way to fill a stadium, and Come Around Sundown is engineered to sound as immense

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While few of the songs on Come Around Sundown are as blatantly commercial as Only by the Night's "Use Somebody," the track list is still filled with super-sized, guitar-driven, modern rock pomp. Kings of Leon are acutely aware that loud, booming anthems are the best way to fill a stadium, and Come Around Sundown is engineered to sound as immense as possible. Nowhere is this more evident than in Caleb Followill's choruses, which emphasize sustained high notes, and Matthew Followill's guitar lines, which split their time between moody textures and cyclic, reverb-heavy riffs. The few diversions from that template are some of the album's best moments, but "Use Somebody" has become the band's benchmark, and most of this album is in that same commercial vein.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2010
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886976496821
catalogNumber:
764968

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Performance Credits

Kings of Leon   Primary Artist,Choir, Chorus,Hand Clapping
Angelo Petraglia   Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Jacquire King   Percussion,Background Vocals
Caleb Followill   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Nathan Followill   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Jared Followill   Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Background Vocals,Xylophone,Omnichord
Matthew Followill   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Liam O'Neil   Synthesizer,Piano,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Synthesizer Strings,Hammond B3
Chris Coleman   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Robert Mallory   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Angelo Petraglia   Producer
Brett Kilroe   Art Direction
Jacquire King   Producer,Engineer
Ken Levitan   Management
Caleb Followill   Composer
Nathan Followill   Composer
Jared Followill   Composer
Matthew Followill   Composer
Ken Weinstein   Publicity
Brad Bivens   Engineer
Scott Clayton   Booking
Andy Mendelsohn   Management
Peter Nash   Booking
James Hopkins   Publicity

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Come Around Sundown 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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TheStephanieLoves More than 1 year ago
Most people wouldn't assume this about me, but I'm a rock junkie. People ask me what type of music I like. They expect me to say pop (which is not even a real genre, to begin with). Or Ke$ha. Maroon 5. Bruno Mars. The truth is, yes, I do enjoy all the mentioned artists but it's only because they're unavoidable -- I listen to whatever's on the radio and they are always on the radio. I may be a generation or two ahead of myself, but if you take a look through my CD collection, the majority of it consists of The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, John Butler, classics, classics. Most of my friends are like, "Yeah, the Beatles are LEGENDS, but if you scroll through my iPod, I'm only gonna have one or two songs by them on it, not one or two hundred....wait a second, who the hell's Pink Floyd?" What's sad is, only one of my friends knows about Come Around Sundown. And he's in a band. I fell in love with Kings of Leon after I first heard "Use Somebody" in the car. It's fortunate I wasn't driving, or else I would have stopped in the middle of the road to listen to (and memorize) the entire song right then and there. Then came last month's issue of Spin magazine. Kings of Leon, front cover, inside spread. Yessir. I read every word of the interview, and I knew I had to get their newest release. And so I did. Fans expecting Come Around Sundown to be the new album of "Sex on Fire"s will be disappointed. Majorly disappointed. It doesn't make this one any lesser than the one before, but it's definitely different. To me though, that just displays the amazing versatility in voice, rhythm, and passion these guys carry. You'll be stunned by how big of a range Kings of Leon will perform. Most of the negative reviews for the new album came out of the despondency of what they've become. They've evolved from the off-key tone of Caleb Followill backed up by chilling chords and catchy drumbeats, to a more mainstream, lyrical group. The album featured some bouts of punk ("The Immortals" -- one of my favorites), country from their Nashville roots ("Back Down South"), and even gospel ("Radioactive"). Kings of Leon is no longer just a rock band. Come Around Sundown is not by any means, the newer version of their successful preceding album, Only By the Night, but it is this: it is the vice, the virtue of this insouciant, elusive band. It is the end of a successful musical career, and the beginning of a preeminent musical empire. It is an enigma -- not completely predictable, but totally, wholly astounding, and it will alter the way you think about alternative rock. Listeners complain that Kings of Leon has changed, and they're absolutely right; Kings of Leon will never be the same.