Yours Truly, Angry Mob

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
It's no secret that the Leeds-based Kaiser Chiefs love the Jam. The band's 2005 excellent but uneven debut Employment was an infectious salute to all things mod and Brit-pop, boasting three solid singles "I Predict a Riot," "Oh My God" and "Everyday I Love You Less and Less" that held great promise for future endeavors. On Yours Truly, Angry Mob, the group takes a little more time in establishing its pop acumen, offering no immediate pay-offs despite its insatiable thirst for FM melody. Opener and first single "Ruby," a rowdy, mid-tempo singalong that gets everything right but feels a little tossed-off and disposable, is indicative of Angry Mob's first half -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
It's no secret that the Leeds-based Kaiser Chiefs love the Jam. The band's 2005 excellent but uneven debut Employment was an infectious salute to all things mod and Brit-pop, boasting three solid singles "I Predict a Riot," "Oh My God" and "Everyday I Love You Less and Less" that held great promise for future endeavors. On Yours Truly, Angry Mob, the group takes a little more time in establishing its pop acumen, offering no immediate pay-offs despite its insatiable thirst for FM melody. Opener and first single "Ruby," a rowdy, mid-tempo singalong that gets everything right but feels a little tossed-off and disposable, is indicative of Angry Mob's first half -- "Heat Dies Down," "Love's Not a Competition But I'm Winning" and "Highroyds" have all of their cogs well-oiled and reliably dressed, but there's nothing here that warrants the inevitable second listen in which a perfectly constructed pop song's true genius is revealed. To that end, Angry Mob is creatively back loaded though not genius, relying on a series of rewarding and occasionally subversive tracks like "I Can Do It Without You," "Learnt My Lesson Well," "My Kind of Guy" and closer "Retirement" to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, revealing a band that is likely to continue pumping out albums with a few great songs on them until the requisite "Greatest Hits" collection arrives. [Yours Truly, Angry Mob is also available in an edition with three bonus tracks.]
Rolling Stone - Christian Hoard
One of the catchier guitar records you'll hear all year.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 602517249608
  • Catalog Number: 000858802
  • Sales rank: 71,571

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kaiser Chiefs Primary Artist
Ricky Wilson Vocals, Group Member
Simon Rix Bass, Group Member
Nick Baines Keyboards, Group Member
Andrew White Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Stephen Street Producer
Cenzo Townshend Engineer
John Davis Mastering
Cally Art Direction
Tom Stanley Engineer
Mick Webster Management
Emma Brown Photo Assistance
Jason Sinclair Long Re-Touching, Retouching
James Sandom Management
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Yours Truly, Angry Mob Is Artistic Dynamite!

    When I first heard The Kaiser Chiefs' second blockbuster CD Yours Truly, Angry Mob <BR/>when it was released in 2007, I was totally thrilled<BR/>and fascinated about the way it sounded. Filled with an exhilarating<BR/>sound, superb guitar playing, swinging melodies, power pop hits, a dash<BR/>of Eurobeat-syle electric keyboard solos, musical action and in-your-<BR/>face rock and roll, The Kaiser Chiefs delivers the personality, high<BR/>energy, attitude and world class excellence rock fans demand from a<BR/>rock band or rock star.<BR/> As many people would agree, Yours Truly, Angry Mob would become <BR/>another international hit and another of their greatest acheivements<BR/>that even made The Ten Best List on many a critics' choice for 2007.<BR/>(The deluxe edition is also as great as the single CD) Although the<BR/>band is hardly retrospective (very little to say the least!) and that nothing is fake<BR/>about them, The Kaiser Chiefs showcase a dazzling, fresh and highly<BR/>energetic new phase for the music they represent well. So, for real<BR/>rock fans and those who admire the best Indie Rock has to offer, I <BR/>would have to highly recommend Yours Truly, Angry Mob, because it is <BR/>an action-packed masterpiece that speaks for itself and really knows<BR/>how to rock.<BR/> Plus, I would also highly recommend The Kaiser Cheifs' explosive<BR/>debut CD Employment (2005) and their highly anticipated concert DVD <BR/>Live At Eland Road, which came out in 2008.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Of the 43 reviews on iTunes, they give it a 4.5 out of 5. Ruby has a great upbeat chorus, there is some nice melodic diversity between tracks "some piano!". Great price for 14 songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ruby, and that's it

    I was looking forward to this album after hearing Ruby on the radio, but I was disappointed. That is the only standout track on this cd, and there were a few tracks that weren't even listenable. Very repetitive, very tiresome.

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    Posted August 16, 2009

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