Because Of The Times (album) by Kings Of Leon

Because Of The Times
Because Of The Times by Kings Of Leon (2007)
Release date: 2007-03-30
Overall rank: 849th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Because Of The Times is ranked 3rd best out of 8 albums by Kings Of Leon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kings Of Leon is Only By The Night which is ranked number 546 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,003.

Kings Of Leon album bestography « Higher ranked (715th) This album (849th) Lower ranked (895th) »
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From Strangel 09/04/2016 03:51
This is their best effort. The balance between raw and catchy has been achieved. Their next album swung too far on the pendulum toward the catchy end of the spectrum.
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From Edwarda85 05/05/2016 16:39
Kings of Leon make their second best album. Two albums stand out above the rest. Only the Night to Follow focused more on the melody with slow burners and a little bit of weird.

On Because of the Times they start tinkering with more melody and radio friendly riffs. They rock harder here and this is the best offering in terms of guitar thrashing that is accessible and appealing.

Knocked Up and Charmer to start, both excellent, keep the spirit of weird from their earlier stuff plus some melody.

I'm on Call is a great track that hints at what is to come on Only the Night.

McFearless and Camaro leave the garage for the arena. A welcome growth and change.

Other than Camaro it ends on a bit of a whimper.

This album along with Only the Night are Kings of Leon at their best.

At their core they are transition albums from raw garage rock to arena melody radio rock. On these two albums they combine those two identities--maybe unintentionally---but it gives this band a unique identity for a couple albums.

They had a strong identity to start their career but it wasn't accessible. And after Only the Night, they are arena rock's version of Maroon 5. Radio Friendly and single's driven.
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From ruckermanley 07/22/2015 15:50
Many lament this record as the beginning of the end for Kings of Leon, but I don't see it that way. I see it as the beginning of a new sound, which, frankly, I found a bit more accessible.
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From Eastwood 02/25/2015 21:08
Average alternative rock/southern rock album. Best 10 songs average is 77,2/100 and the album can get average 75/100. Much too experimental, much too weird. Fortunately that hadn't been my KOL entry album, there are much better ones. Best song is the last track "Arizona" 85/100, followed by "Knocked up" and "Fans" both 80/100. All other songs in the average/poor region of 60-75/100.
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From Button001 01/27/2014 22:06
Never liked this when it came out. Still frustrates me today as the point when KOL went from being a really cool sounding indie band to rock arena sellers. Their 5th best for me.
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From HoldenM 07/24/2013 00:22
Kickass. "Knocked Up" might be my favorite Kings of Leon song yet.
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From nshaw75 06/10/2013 04:32
My favourite Kings of Leon album. A much more refined sound to the Youth and Young Manhood and Aha Shake Heartbreak. One of my favourite songs of all time is Fans
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From Garyf1972 05/04/2013 05:07
Most of my best KOL tracks appear on here Knocked Up,Fans,On Call,Arizona to name a few most of these tend to be on their set list
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