Kings of Leon annoyed with themselves

The story of Kings of Leon is remarkable; the guys did good music for a lot of time, became superhits, and entered 2010 as absolute superstars. But the southeners finished the year with a totally different mood. Their country-tinged fifth album, “Come Around Sundown” failed to please both fans and critics, and as it often happens, it backfired against them.

Group’s guitarist Matthew Followill tells Spinner that he absolutely understands what fans and critics think, and even more, he agrees with them.

“We were all sick of Kings of Leon!” Followill admits. “We couldn’t go 10 minutes without hearing one of our songs, and we’d been on the road for two years. It definitely got annoying after a while.”

That probably explains why everybody went out straight at their throats, and they were shot down by pretty much every reviewer out there, being called everything from sell outs to absolutely ridiculous. But they have worked hard for a lot of years, that’s for sure, and they’re not about to give that up.

“Once we’ve finally made it up there and we hear our songs three times every hour, it’s hard to leave that. We just can’t leave it behind; we’ve got something too good and big here.”

So, I’m really really curious to see what they have in store for us this year, and it’s definitely not going to be mediocre. I guess we’ll just have to see if it will be way above it or way below it.

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  • Alex

    I find that to be quite odd. Every review I’ve read gave nothing but thumbs up for Come Around Sundown not to mention the fact that I listen to the radio a lot and I’m lucky if I hear KOL twice a day. I have all of their albums and without reservation I can say these guys have more talent than so many other “bands” out there. What critics don’t seem to get is, it takes an enormous amount of talent to write good lyrics and put them to music good enough to be picked up by a major label and get nominated and win award after award year after year. Call me naive but I hear great talent in these guys and I wish these so called “critics” would get a life and leave the Followill’s alone.

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  • http://dennishargrave@centurylink.net wharfrat

    KOL,IT’S LIKE ANYTHING ELSE ANYONE DOES,IF YOU WORK SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AT THE SAME THING YOU’LL GET SICK OF WORKING THAT JOB,BUT IN THE “KINGS” CASE THEY WORKED BEFORE 100,000 FANS WHO PAID TO SEE THEM AND THEN WENT OUT AND BOUGHT THEIR CD AND MADE MORE PROFIT FOR THEM,A LITTLE R&R WILL CURE ANY PROBLEMS THEY HAVE WITH THEMSELVES,AT LEAST THEY DON’T HAVE TO WORK A CRAPPY JOB LIKE MOST OF US AND GET TO TRAVEL THE WORLD AND CAN CHOOSE WHEN TO CALL IT A DAY,HANG IN THERE AND ENJOY THE RIDE,WHEN YOUR 60 YOU’LL HAVE THE MONEY TO GO TO MIAMI IN WINTER AND SIT IN THE SUN.