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Biggest selling album of the decade...who saw that coming after Youth and Young Manhood?
How many did it sell?
blame eavis for making KOL have a reason to headline and rushing this pile of wank out
because of the times is 2 songs too long of being a fucking corking album;
the perfect way of describing because of the times, kudos
they would turn to shit after youth and young manhood?
Although I don't really feel it's too long, I can't dismiss KoL as easily in the knowledge that they produced that album - their best.
Snuck by almost completely unnoticed as well.
such a shame it isn't more loved. The number of mates with crap taste in music who can't stand listening to Charmer really gets on my tits. It's a classic by them and I love it for all the reasons they hate it. hy does everything have to sound so bland for them to like it.
from the first three records. Their latest is clearly their worst. Two massive singles equals $$$. Though the opening track (Closer?) is mega.
and I thought "Hey, they're playing Pixies in this restaurant". And then I got up and walked in the direction of one of the speakers and could hear it was actually Kings of Leon, because I recognised the voice. I think it was probably from this album. Someone tell me which song it is.
It wasn't 'Charmer' though. I know how 'Charmer' goes. It was a completely different song, but sounded really like Pixies when they do that kinda 'Gouge Away'/'Tame' quiet verse thing - speedy bass and drums and muted guitar. Can't be arsed going through all the songs on Spotify or something, just to go "Oh".
Don't think it's anything off the first three albums, 'cause I've heard them and would've recognised it
It's a b-side from the Four Kicks single. I posted a Youtube link in a comment below.
who produced Youth and Young Manhood also made the best selling album of the decade.
People talk like KOL were some really obscure band up until a few years ago, but I remember Molly's Chambers being ALL OVER radio 1, the video was on all the mainstream music channels (I remember it being number 1 on 'The Hits' music video chart for gods sake!) and the album itself was a massive hit (which had a huge tv and print ad campaign), getting to number 3 in the album charts (at a time which very few guitar bands managed this)!!
I don't get Kings of leon, and I don't get it when people say they used to be good- they've always sounded exactly the same to me, but people like them which is fair enough. However, anyone who does the whole "they used to be OUR band, but now they belong to the common masses" is fucking stupid, because they've always been a mainstream band in the UK, just like Franz Ferdinand or Kaiser Chiefs, coincidentally whose debut albums charted at exactly the same position as Youth and Young Manhood in the two years following.
Like you said though, they have always been mainstream, but after releasing Only By The Night they got huge. While there's nothing to say that you can't be mainstream and good, apparently there is plenty to suggest that you can't be huge and good. If you think Only By The Night sounds the same as this then you must be crazy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYTwFt6XI_w&feature=fvw
it's Amazon's top seller.
Back To Bedlam and No Angel have both outsold it by about half a million. Plus a handful of others.
I would've thought Back To Black and some Coldplay and U2 shizzle would have sold more surely?