THE 40 BEST OF ALBUMS 2007: KINGS OF LEON (#13) AND DUNGEN (#16)

13.

Kings of Leon-Because of the Times.

After breaking through with Aha Shake Heartbreak (proving that a sophomore album can not only be better than a first album, it can also sell better), the Kings of Leon bust out a third hard rocking barroom brawl. This is on a (typically stingy) major label, so I’m not posting any cuts off the album. And their website doesn’t offer much either.

So you’ll have to take my word on this one . . . But for this live track from ’06.

Slow Night, So Long-Kings of Leon and Eddie Vedder

16.

Dungen-Tio Bitar.

Literally translated as “10 Songs,” the title of this Swedish metal band’s latest record instantly recalls Fugazi’s “13 Songs.” And the reference is apt. Both have a hard crunching D.I.Y. sound, but where Fugazi revel in punk, Dungen harken back to the days of Black Sabbath. Psychedelic metal that is far more complex and interesting than Wolf Mother, this was a slept-on release that deserved much, much more attention.

(Original review.)

Familj-Dungeon (mp3)

Dungen-Familj (video) (.mov).

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    December 11, 2007
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