Kings Of Leon: Because Of The Times

Before you start your whoopin and a hollerin , be warned – this ain t no Youth And Young Manhood Part II. While the Nashville four-piece s latest effort may be cut from the same southern-fried hillbilly blues cloth, their open minds and relaxed approach

Before you start your whoopin' and a hollerin', be warned - this ain't no Youth And Young Manhood Part II.

While the Nashville four-piece's latest effort may be cut from the same southern-fried hillbilly blues cloth, their open minds and relaxed approach sees the musical scissors make an enticingly varied cut.

From the balls-out psychedelic groove of Black Thumbnail, through Knocked Up's seven-minute meditation on the consequences of sex, the 70s rock influences of My Party and wistful calls in first single On Call, the Kings have demonstrated the dividends of taking their time. 4/5