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Only By The Night (album) by Kings Of Leon

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Only By The Night
Only By The Night by Kings Of Leon (2008)
Release date: 2008-09-19
Overall rank: 544th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 648 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2008 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (103rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (544th)

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Kings Of Leon bestography

Only By The Night is ranked as the best album by Kings Of Leon.

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Only By The Night track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Closer
 82/100 (115 votes)
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2.Crawl
 80/100 (96 votes)
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3.Track pickSex On Fire
 86/100 (191 votes)
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4.Track pickUse Somebody
 86/100 (173 votes)
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5.Manhattan
 80/100 (98 votes)
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6.Revelry
 80/100 (98 votes)
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7.17
 75/100 (92 votes)
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8.Notion
 79/100 (94 votes)
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9.I Want You
 76/100 (97 votes)
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10.Be Somebody
 80/100 (99 votes)
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11.Cold Desert
 79/100 (88 votes)
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Only By The Night rankings

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 648 votes)
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85/100
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95/100
05/19/2019 22:22
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Rating:  
80/100
From Vatsal
The run from Sex on Fire till Revelry is a relentless flawless streak of mad genius. I dont know how/why i ended up loving those 4 songs so much, but they havent aged a day after all this time and i only love them more with every listen.

The rest of the album has eventually grown on me, notion and closer are fine songs, but i am mostly here for those 4 songs.
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Rating:  
90/100
From Shiebs17
Favorite Songs: Manhattan, Use Somebody
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50/100
From Brad1770
Today (January 2018)I listened to this album 10 years since it first came out in 2008 & the verdict ? It definitely has aged and not in a good way.

The opening 4 tracks up to and including Use Somebody are great , from here on the tracks are VERY average bordering on fillers .

Agree with many of the posts here that Use Somebody is the best track here

Interesting fact this album is BEA ranked 503 so there's plenty of punters who rate this album , I'm not one of them though.
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Rating:  
95/100
From Museman
Really enjoyed listening to this album. Use somebody is such a great song!
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Rating:  
40/100
From larryrrr
An old-fashioned AOR record in that it contains a few standout radio hits and a bunch of filler. This band has been beat up by music fans in the years since this came out, mainly because they seem to be sort of a band for "bros" and fratboys and their music is a bit chest-thumpy, and they even became notorious for antigay comments, so I'm trying to be fair here, because I'm not sure if their reputation is warranted. Maybe they're not all that bad. The fact is, though, that besides about three songs, this album proved to be boring and I had to permanently put it aside. Maybe if the production weren't so bombastic it might be easier to get through the whole thing. (I had a physical CD copy that I bought, so I did give it more than enough chances.)
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Rating:  
45/100
Some interesting parts on this one, but not nearly enough to warrant 54 minutes of this stuff. Guitar carries the whole album, because the lyrics and vocals certainly don't. I don't know, maybe this kind of music just isn't for me.
Best Tracks: Closer, Use Somebody, 17.
Worst: Sex On Fire, Be Somebody.
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Rating:  
90/100
Kings of Leon's best album mixes and combines the weird garage guitar rawness of their earlier work with the radio friendly melody rock of their future work.

It combines beautifully and seamlessly that I thought they were going to be an excellent band for a long time to come.

Unfortunately they sell out to radio after this and their lead singer goes all in on the sex, drugs, and rock and roll life.

Tracks 1-4 are excellent. Notion is great too. The ballad Revelry is great.

I do wish it had a little more thrashing lead guitar from Because of the Times. Without that plus a couple dud songs, I give this a 90.
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Rating:  
100/100
From crimson
Aha is better if you ask me.
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Rating:  
85/100
Favorite tracks: Cold Desert, Closer, Manhattan, Revelry, I Want You

Least Favorite Track: 17
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Rating:  
90/100
From alert23
Beautiful album. If there's something to criticize is that there are too many ballads on here. This album could use some more balance but the songs are all amazing.

9/10
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