Review Round Up: WALLS, Kings Of Leon

The Grammy Award winning band are back with their seventh album WALLS – but does it impress the critics? 

The Guardian:*** “WALLS sounds pretty good, full of jewel-like detail and cogency.”

The Telegraph: *** “For Kings of Leon to remain interesting and relevant, they need to stop trying to be the band the music business seems to want them to be and start following Caleb Followill’s muse wherever it leads.”

MusicOMH: *** “Those who long for the days when Kings Of Leon were an enthralling and joyously shambolic rock band will probably be disappointed again by their return.”

Rolling Stone: *** “Encouragingly, the best bits are less predictable.”

NME: **** “here they sound more focused and alive than they have for a while.”

Evening Standard: ** “What’s frustrating about Kings of Leon is you can still discern the jagged corners of the band they sanded away for stadium success.”

Drowned in Sound: “Kings of Leon are what they are, their walls stand tall enough despite glaring structural defects and the fans will likely indeed be ‘happy’. For now.”

Consequence of Sound: “here, the Followills sound mature, relaxed, and locked in with one another.”

IB Times: “It might not have a mammoth hit on it like Sex on Fire but it does have one of the most beautiful records of the past 10 years on it in the form of its title track.”

The FT: *** “The identity crisis persists but at least this time it has resulted in better songs.”

All Music: **** “a nice balance between the garage band passion of their early work, and the large scale bombast that made them stars.”

WALLS is available to buy and download through Amazon


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