Junk Of The Heart (studio album) by The Kooks

Junk Of The Heart
Junk Of The Heart by The Kooks
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-09-09
Overall rank: 16,751st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 28 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2011 (436th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (3,953rd)
Award Best albums of all time (16,751st)

The Kooks bestography

Junk Of The Heart is ranked 3rd best out of 6 albums by The Kooks on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Kooks is Inside In/Inside Out which is ranked number 1924 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 875.

The Kooks album bestography « Higher ranked (5,260th) This album (16,751st) Lower ranked (16,751st) »
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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 28 votes)
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08/13/2020 11:48 MrScallops  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 12172/100
 
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09/02/2019 23:43 Mmorrison22  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 36979/100
 
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05/26/2018 00:38 Purplepash  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,64976/100

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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.6/100, a mean average of 71.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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While staying mostly on safe Britpop-ground, Junk of the Heart sees The Kooks somewhat expand and evolve their sound away from guitar-driven indie rock towards more synth-based pop-rock. The band still offers memorable melodies, sing-along choruses and a good time, but they're sound has been polished to an extreme, thus dropping an aesthetic that made The Kooks popular in the first place.

What this album lacks compared to the previous two ones is the youthful energy on their best tracks. Almost every song ion this album seems toned down and diminished to the point of them almost having no impact on the listener. Take Fuck the World Off for example; it sounds like it's lacking the edge of Naive or See The Sun. There is also trashy filler material on the album, such as Time Above The Earth.
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From 07/18/2013 13:16
I love The Kooks and it’s for this exact reason. They just make amazing music, they really do. They’re true to themselves and they make great music. This album is amazing. Every single song on the album is great, there is no low point. Sometimes I come across albums, even relatively good albums, where I wonder how much longer is left on the album. This album I did not. I was happy the entire way through the album and could’ve had even more. It’s a great album, definitely get it.
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From 09/13/2012 11:09
Very average album. It does not hurt to listen to but it's not exciting. Just another new album, which you can hear a lot.
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