Kings Of Leon - Mechnical Bull

Kings Of Leon’s sixth LP Mechanical Bull is the band’s first album since an abrupt tour cancellation and subsequent hiatus in late 2011. For Bull, Nathan Followill told Rolling Stone, “We had to go back to the blueprint of what we did on our first album, when we locked ourselves in a house and rolled the dice.” We’re heard “Supersoaker,” “Wait For Me,” and various live cuts, but now you can hear all the fruits of their dice roll a week early by streaming the album on iTunes.

Mechanical Bull is out 9/24 via RCA and Fred Armisen is the best member of Kings Of Leon.

Comments (8)
  1. Did they change the cover of the album?

  2. Family Tree and Don’t Matter are the best things here. The studio version of both sound fantastic. Wait for Me and Comeback Story are two of the better ballads the Kings have ever done.

    Not sure how I feel about Beautiful War, it kinda drags for me, but its obviously supposed to be the center piece and the big powerful song here.

    One of the bonus tracks, Work on Me, is basically a Cure song. Thought Temple, Tonight and On The Chin were pretty mediocre.

    Overall I’d give it a 7/10, although I expect it to get torn up by indie blogs and Pitchfork, if they even bother reviewing it.

  3. My opinion is that this is the best album the band in their stadium rock incarnation can make. There are some good tracks on here and *much* better/less explicitly commercial songwriting than the last two albums, but it’s still a little to slick for my taste and doesn’t even capture the rawness of “Because of the Times.” That said, short of the band ignoring their history since 2008, this as close to a return to form as one could reasonably hope for.

  4. does anyone have a direct link to the album stream? I see LISTEN NOW on the iTunes store link, but only get a 30 second snippet and a link to purchase the whole album

  5. This album is great! lots of happy fans out there. “Wait for Me” might be my favorite track

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