REVIEW: KINGS OF LEON – MECHANICAL BULL

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My review of the the new King Of Leons album Mechanical Bull over at Pretty Much Amazing:

“When rockstars grow up at the expense of the spark that made us fall in love with them then it shatters the illusory transient bond that exists between artist and fan. It’s all too obvious throughout Mechancial Bull that the Followills have traded in their stash of hard liqueur and pharmaceuticals for baby powder mix, and swapped their marlboro reds for e-cigs and nicotine patches. A band once feral with ambition now seem happy to coast along on cruise control, without any sparkle or shimmer.

Mechanical Bull is the sound of Kings of Leon de-fanged, de-crowned, and de-throned – further evidence of their inexorable slide towards artistic irrelevance….”

4.2 Stars (4.2 / 10)

What are your thoughts?