Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Kaiser Chiefs - Everything Is Average Nowadays

The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album Employment was nowhere close to being one of my top albums of 2005, and yet it featured some unbelievably catchy singles. If not for the rest of the album (which was somewhat uneven) these guys could probably have ranked up there with The Futureheads and Bloc Party as one of my favourite British bands in recent years. As it is, the CD mainly just sits on my shelf and collects dust. However, I'm happy to say that the sophomore release from these guys may have me going back and taking another listen, because this thing is packed with more infectious melodies than you can shake a stick at. There's nothing that tops "I Predict A Riot" on here, but it's a lot more consistent overall. The Kaiser Chiefs sort of remind me of what I wish Supergrass still sounded like. Yours Truly, Angry Mob hits stores this Thursday.

» Bonus Track: High Royds
» Buy it on Amazon

1 comment:

Rob Morton said...

I remember back in 2004 when i first heard 'oh my god'. Things seemed to go downhill from there for me. As a leeds lad i wish them well but i cant see it bieng an album ill buy. especially with arcade fires new one coming out.

ive just set up commacommacommafullstop.blogspot.com - id appreciate it if youd drop by. its a bit bare bones at the moment but im working on it.

keep up the good work!
rob