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Kings of Leon, & other headliners @ Reading Festival 05
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post Jun 14 2005, 12:56 PM
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I don't know if anyone else has heard of the band Kings of Leon, but they're great. I started listening to them a few months ago, when I had to write a review for my college newspaper. I'd never heard of them, but I got the CD from the editor, and listened to it. And I was amazed. The band's great--it combines a rhythmic rock beat with an excellent melody and provocative lyrics. They remind me a lot of a band called The Toadies, which is one that a lot of people haven't heard of, but is my favorite band. The only real problem with Kings of Leon is that the singer's voice is almost as annoying as Billy Corgan's, but like Corgan's, it just seems to fit with the music. Anyway, I found out yesterday that Kings of Leon are headlining the Reading Festival in August, along with such greats as The Pixies and the Foo Fighters. In fact, Kings of Leon are up right after the Foo Fighters, on the second day of the festival. (The Pixies are, of course, opening the whole show, which is no surprise, given their popularity in Britain.)

So has anyone else heard of Kings of Leon? And if you have, what do you think of them being one of the headliners of the Reading Festival? And what do you think of such greats as The Pixies headlining the show this year? Personally, I think it looks like a great show, and I wish I could get out to Reading to see it!
 
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post Jun 14 2005, 01:36 PM
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Actually, I have heard of them. Gawd, I couldn't stand listening to them though. I guess I just don't have that kind of taste like you do. pinch.gif
 
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post Jun 14 2005, 03:51 PM
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What didn't you like about them?
 
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post Jun 14 2005, 03:55 PM
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Wait a sec o_o; I'm thinking of a different band. Don't ask. Void everything I've said.
 
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post Jun 14 2005, 04:34 PM
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meh, they're alright. i started listening because my friend was really into them, but i'm not that fond of them
 
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post Jun 15 2005, 10:38 AM
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i <3 kings of leon. i got so mad when i heard them in that one commercial...stubborn.gif

dude, lucky! i wanted to go to lollapalooza this summer, and pixies is gonna be there but i can't :[
 
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post Jun 15 2005, 04:45 PM
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Ahhhhh READING FESTIVAL!? Man--another reason why I should move to the UK. It's one of my lifetime goals to go to a Reading Festival! ahahah. Anyway back on topic...

Kings of Leon is a great band. I first heard them in the movie Stuck on You. The directors must have loved em cause they used a couple of their songs in that movie. So I went crazy trying to find out who they were after hearing California Waiting.
Yes, the singer does get pretty annoying if I listen to them too long but they are definitely a jammin band. I dont' mean literally a "jam band" aha, but they're great to just have fun and dance to.

I LOVE Genius and Holy Roller Novocaine. -cheers!
 
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post Mar 4 2009, 02:16 PM
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I searched for a topic on them and I didnt find one.

I am aware they have been around for awhile... but yesterday I became a huge fan.

Do you guys like them?




 
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post Mar 4 2009, 02:19 PM
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Pretty old, but there actually is a topic (started by me, no less). Anyway, my sentiments now are as they were then: pretty damn good band. I got into them after writing a review of their second album about four years ago, and I was hooked pretty quickly. I think they have a fairly unique sound.
 
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post Mar 4 2009, 02:21 PM
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^2005. No wonder I didnt find it. Lol.
Ya, Im really not that big of a music person, so I usually catch onto great bands after everyone else. Nonetheless, they are awesome.
 
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post Mar 4 2009, 03:29 PM
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Love them. My brother got me into "Sex On Fire" and I couldn't stop listening.
 
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post Mar 4 2009, 03:33 PM
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Brill band! Too many fav trax to list.
 
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post May 23 2009, 07:35 PM
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In my top ten of favorite bands!
 
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post May 23 2009, 08:10 PM
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I know a guy who is obsessed with them.

I hate them.
 
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post May 23 2009, 08:12 PM
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Because Of Times > Only By The Night
 
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post May 23 2009, 10:33 PM
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I'm not a huge fan, but when I hear 'em on the radio I won't change the station.
 
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post Jun 8 2009, 01:56 AM
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I like their older stuff, but the latest album blows to me. Baby makin' music is cool i just don't think it is for them.
 
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post Jun 8 2009, 06:33 PM
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Yeah the Kings of Leon are pretty awesome, I was also surprised to find no posts on them. Sex on fire is pretty win
 
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post Jun 8 2009, 06:37 PM
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"Four Kicks," ftw!
 
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post Jun 8 2009, 08:01 PM
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Sex on Fire = awe-somee!!
 
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Topics merged.

Radioactive is the first track off their latest album, Come Around Sundown, due out in a month. Going back to that southern swag, I like it.
 

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