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charmer - kings of leon

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:29 pm
by cirE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHzDSmav0NM

such an awesome song

i was pretty surprised when i first heard it, it's almost pixies sounding, but somehow heavier/groovier? and i thought kings of leon are just like another one of those early 00's garagey bands, like another "the" band, if you know what i mean

but this is fucking cool

what do you guys think

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:47 pm
by NNY
i like 'em they've got a decent amount of enjoyable tracks per album. not very technical but catchy

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:54 pm
by Matt
'Almost' Pixies sounding? Dude, it's virtually a rip-off - right down to imitating Frank Black's vocals.

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:00 pm
by FC
haha, that must be why I like it.

I think its cool how both charmer and the other tele song are driven by the bass. I wish the rest of the songs were the same, cause its really fucking awesome.


Aidan

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:30 pm
by Dennis from Accounts
I don't like their new album at all. First one was great, second good, third smells.

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:51 pm
by Matt
FC wrote:haha, that must be why I like it.


Yeah! I dig it, too, and I'm no fan of Kings of Leon. He needs to accidentally scream 'DEBASER!' at some point to seal the deal, though.

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:16 pm
by cirE
haha, yeah i guess

stil cool though, how all the instruments are playing different things, and they just lay on top of each other and shit

i think i might check out the rest of this album just for the lulz

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:23 pm
by Rizzo
Can't fucking stand it myself aye. Makes me want to punch the singer in the face and scream at him. "STOP BEING SUCH A BITCH".
It's the stupid little squeal thing he does...

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:08 pm
by ooonsta oooonst
saw these guys last month and they were fucking excellent!
played a good mix of all albums. Quite haunting and atmospheric at times

their latest album is quality. alot heavier and darker then the last one.
I think the dudes vocal style is either love it or hate it.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:01 pm
by Bruno
Rizzo wrote:Can't fucking stand it myself aye. Makes me want to punch the singer in the face and scream at him. "STOP BEING SUCH A BITCH".
It's the stupid little squeal thing he does...
Agreed

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:15 pm
by ...
sounding like the pixies is a good thing, even if its deliberate and cynical

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:05 pm
by Dennis from Accounts
4th Reich Fighting Man wrote:sounding like the pixies is a good thing, even if its deliberate and cynical


You heard Pere Ubu? A good decade before Pixies but oh so good.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:07 am
by timi
The octaver is awesome.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:00 am
by dclxvi
NNY wrote:not very technical


why should this EVER matter?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:39 am
by YouAgain
Rizzo wrote:Can't fucking stand it myself aye. Makes me want to punch the singer in the face and scream at him. "STOP BEING SUCH A BITCH".
It's the stupid little squeal thing he does...



QFT

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:11 am
by Shep
I think its a very good song. Couldn't stand it at first though.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:23 pm
by hate and wedges
Awful, awful, awful. the pigtail-being-pulled-scream and the pretentious 'oh no' at the end of every line being the stand-out shit bits.

I hate Kings of Leon.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:50 pm
by Matt
hate and wedges wrote:Awful, awful, awful. the pigtail-being-pulled-scream and the pretentious 'oh no' at the end of every line being the stand-out shit bits.


Which are worse when you realise those are signature Black Francis things.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:58 pm
by cirE
are you guys hating on the squeals and shit because they're pixies ripoffs, or you just hate them anyway, and probably hate the pixies

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:47 pm
by Bruno
dclxvi wrote:
NNY wrote:not very technical


why should this EVER matter?
seconded, after all, this is a punk forum, it isnt a famously technical genre

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:49 pm
by ghetto ninja
I think what Logans getting at is that good song writing wins over technicality always. EG any tech death band

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:55 pm
by kittenslayer
That song rulz, so fuck u hatahz!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:00 pm
by Vodka Frenzy
fucking crap, absolute shit!

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:03 pm
by cirE
Vodka Frenzy wrote:fucking crap, absolute shit!
yeah but you're some faggot from new plymouth who plays with monkeys

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:06 pm
by Bruno
shut up anderson

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:14 pm
by Bruno
cirE wrote:are you guys hating on the squeals and shit because they're pixies ripoffs, or you just hate them anyway, and probably hate the pixies
yeah but the pixies arent shit, while kings of leon are, and anyway, copying another singers mannerisms is 200 sqm of lose.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:26 pm
by Vodka Frenzy
yea shut up anderson.

new plymouth>auckland you bozo.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:16 am
by ghetto ninja
Vodka Frenzy wrote:new plymouth>auckland

Must be some sweet drugs down there to pull that hallucination off

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:18 am
by crain
Dennis from Accounts wrote:
4th Reich Fighting Man wrote:sounding like the pixies is a good thing, even if its deliberate and cynical


You heard Pere Ubu? A good decade before Pixies but oh so good.
Huey wrote:Dennis from accounts does the best TOHLG photoshops


preammaAstess wrote:duration of coitus up to infinity!

jyea, they kinda peaked early/mid 80s though.

i think david thomas is still doing shit too.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:54 am
by NNY
dclxvi wrote:
NNY wrote:not very technical


why should this EVER matter?


oh i totally agree. I just hear alot of people use that as a reason to not like a band.

being technical doesnt mean anything if your music sounds like poo's.

overall kings of leon are a pretty good band