Konk (studio album) by The Kooks

Konk by The Kooks
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-04-11
Overall rank: 5,770th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 94 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2008 (102nd)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (1,089th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,770th)

The Kooks bestography

Konk is ranked 2nd 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 2118 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 774.

The Kooks album bestography « Higher ranked (2,118th) This album (5,770th) Lower ranked (18,270th) »
Inside In/Inside OutKonkJunk Of The Heart

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Konk track list

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 94 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.5/100, a mean average of 70.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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1. 95
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5. 70
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Konk takes the infectious melodies, simple but fine lyrics and memorable choruses that formed the best parts of Inside In/Inside Out and utilize them to form what is arguably the most consistent and radio-friendly album, within The Kooks' brief discography. While the Britpop and classic British rock roots are still there, and noticeably so on most tracks, there is an obvious sense of pop songwriting over the singles. The noisy filler songs from the debut are gone and every song on this album has a simple and more or less memorable melody. That's an immediate improvement from their debut, which is fondly remembered solely for its strong singles.

Despite the wider emphasis on melodies, Konk is still very much a pop-rock album of the post-Britpop era. It's guitar-driven and rhythmic, but less nosy and immediately energetic. The lyrics still revolve around love, women and the high life, as any good rock song does. The first half is incredible, with songs like See The Sun and Mr Maker standing out. The second half feels somewhat more repetitive and contains a few forgettable tracks (Sway, Down To The Market) but mostly keeps the quality of the first half.
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85/100
From 03/03/2015 02:13
Very pleasantly surprised ....,solid album throughout -----
Especially "always where I need to be", "and down to the market "
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90/100
From 02/26/2015 21:08
Very good indie rock/pop rock album. Best 10 songs average is 90,7/100 and the album can get very good 90/100. Best songs are "Mr. Maker" and "Shine on" both 95/100, followed by "Do you wanna", "Stormy weather" and "Sway" all 90/100. All other songs pretty good 80-85/100. Favourite!
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From 04/13/2014 08:37
It's an ok album, some good songs in here. Really catchy pop
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