Friday, May 8, 2009

Soundtrack of My Life

Song: Use Somebody
Artist: Kings of Leon
Album: Only by the Night (2008)

I have to admit that I was slow on the uptake with these guys. I have friends who have been rabid about this band since they first came out and I was always preoccupied with some other act or some other song.

My bad.

This is easily my favorite rock track going and one of the best I've heard in a long time. Whereas most current rock tracks get very annoying after about the third listen - I call it UNS: Universal Nickelback Syndrome - "Use Somebody" still rips and still gets turned up, just like the previous single "Sex on Fire" did.

I think what made me get into these guys is their back story. I mean, their dad was (is) a Pentecostal minister, but he'd play classic rock in the car when their mother wasn't around. The religious kids eventually decided they'd rather pick up a guitar and rock than a bible and thump and the result is sonic awesomeness.

Don't make the same mistake I did. If you're not into Kings of Leon right now, go get started. If you are, congratulations, you're smarter than me... at least on this one.


Cam said...

I've listened to the album over and over and it gets better every time! Good call Spence!

Erin said...

OMG I am obsessed with King of Leon lately. This is a wonderful addition to my Spencer list