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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"Beautiful War" by Kings of Leon

The Kings of Leon took the music scene by storm with their fourth album, Only By The Night, and more specifically with their songs "Use Somebody" and "Sex on Fire". Then they released a great album called Come Around Sundown.  Shortly after, Caleb Followill suffered a breakdown and they were forgotten for a few years. Last year, they released their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, after a three year hiatus. This album sounds very much like the Kings of Leon sound we have come to expect over the years. The album is very solid for a band who hasn't put out an album in a few years. There are a bunch of gems on there, including one of my favorites, "Beautiful War".  

This song is absolutely beautiful and reminiscent of Kings of Leon's slower songs ("Arizona" and "The Runner" to name a few). The song is roughly the same all the way through - same drum beat, same guitar, and same singing rhythm - which may sound repetitive, but it does not feel that way at all because everything just flows. This song shows a more mature side to Kings of Leon and shows a great promise of things to come.

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