Mechanical Bull [Deluxe Edition] (CD)


Kings of Leon

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Amoeba Review

09/23/2013

The scruffy brothers of Kings of Leon are back with more odes to booze 'n' girls on Mechanical Bull. Even with its honky-tonk title, the band continues to indulge both its Southern roots and post-punk leanings. On "Supersoaker," Caleb Followhill's howl is as gruff as ever, calling out to sentimental girls while his band drums up a Strokesy din. "Rock City" comes on like a countrified "Purple Rain," pairing its bar band guitars with gender-bending lyrics—it's a hoot to hear Followhill sing "I can shake it like a woman" over such macho riffs. Mechanical Bull has its requisite power ballads like "The War," which is touching and romantic, and "Wait for Me," which balances an AOR chorus with new-wave guitars for a unique combination. But it's also as rocking as the band has ever been, like the awesome country-punk of "Don't Matter" and "Work on Me," which hurtles forward smoothly just as things get a little soggy. Few bands can challenge Kings of Leon in terms of being able to straddle the line between their underground influences and radio-ready ambition. Mechanical Bull helps establish them as unmitigated pros. Giddyap.

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Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Supersoaker
Kings of Leon
2.
Rock City
Kings of Leon
3.
Don't Matter
Kings of Leon
4.
Beautiful War
Kings of Leon
5.
Temple
Kings of Leon
6.
Wait For Me
Kings of Leon
7.
Family Tree
Kings of Leon
8.
Comeback Story
Kings of Leon
9.
Tonight
Kings of Leon
10.
Coming Back Again
Kings of Leon
11.
On The Chin
Kings of Leon
12.
Work On Me
Kings of Leon
13.
Last Mile Home
Kings of Leon

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