Aha Shake Heartbreak (Ogv) (Rmst) (Reis)


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Review Text The mysterious Followill family returns to the front porch/garage on the Kings of Leon's engaging sophomore effort, Aha Shake Heartbreak. On Youth & Young Manhood, the Kings gave Southern rock a swift kick in the rear, sounding like Lynyrd Skynyrd posing as a bunch of N.Y.U. film students (or vice versa). For their latest, the Nashville quartet raises a flag that's equal parts Confederate and Union Jack. Their success in the U.K. is understandable, as Caleb Followill's lazy drawl sounds like a cross between Bon Scott, Ray Davies, and Eddie Money with a slight Jamaican accent, but it's their seamless and agreeable blend of rock & roll, country, and Roky Erickson-style psychedelia, matched with a keen lyrical wit, that makes them fascinating to both sides of the pond. On the twenty-something barfly opener "Slow Night, So Long," Caleb laments/celebrates the soulless dance of the one-night stand ("She's opened up just like she really knows me/I hate her face, but enjoy the company") like a true student of outlaw country. It's a theme that runs rampant throughout Heartbreak, and whether it's set against a swamp-sick boogie ("Pistol of Fire") or emitted through a lonesome yodel ("Day Old Blues"), it resonates as clear and cool as the opening notes of a Creedence Clearwater Revival tune. ~ James Christopher Monger

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Record: 1

  1. 1. Slow Night, So Long - 4:58
  2. 2. King of the Rodeo - 2:25
  3. 3. Taper Jean Girl - 3:05
  4. 4. Pistol of Fire - 2:20
  5. 5. Milk - 4:00
  6. 6. Bucket - 3:55

Record: 2

  1. 7. Soft - 3:59
  2. 8. Razz - 2:14
  3. 9. Day Old Blues - 4:32
  4. 10. Four Kicks - 2:08
  5. 11. Velvet Snow - 2:10
  6. 12. Rememo - 3:18
  7. 13. Where Nobody Knows - 2:22

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