Come Around Sundown

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2010
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. Dec 22, 2010
    36
    Come Around Sundown is, and it ends up being no different from a lot of the phony populism in the air these days.
  2. Come Around Sundown is musical wallpaper for those who purchase such amenities from the likes of Tesco or Asda. It represents little more than a giant turd amidst a sea of mediocrity, several million of which will shortly be appearing in homes near you.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 117 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 49
  2. Negative: 12 out of 49
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    10
    A stellar followup to their breakout album "Only By Night", Kings of Leon continues delivering rousing anthem rock with a resonant emotionalA stellar followup to their breakout album "Only By Night", Kings of Leon continues delivering rousing anthem rock with a resonant emotional undercurrent. It's great work, and people who protest ought to take note that they're not "pushing the envelope" because they don't have to and that they haven't "sold out" because their sound, while on a grander scale here, still retains the soulful spirit of their first three albums. Full Review »
  2. Oct 19, 2010
    1
    This is the sound of a band losing all its credibility, the sound of a band failing to recreate any sense of emotional authenticity that theyThis is the sound of a band losing all its credibility, the sound of a band failing to recreate any sense of emotional authenticity that they once successfully postured. What an insult to the noble notion of rock and roll. What dull rubbish fed blindly to the (mostly British) tone-deaf masses. What filth. With the last album and this one, which is only marginally better, the Kings of Leon have discredited the worth of all their previous work. An awful collection of songs that say nothing, literally nor emotionally. 1 point for not having anything closely resembling 'Sex on Fire'. Full Review »
  3. Oct 21, 2010
    2
    Before 'Come Around Sundown' the quality of Kings of Leon's albums have taken on a distinct pattern:

    1st - Youth and Young Manhood -
    Before 'Come Around Sundown' the quality of Kings of Leon's albums have taken on a distinct pattern:

    1st - Youth and Young Manhood - Brilliant, their best work 9/10
    2nd - Aha Shake Heartbreak - OK but rushed 6/10
    3rd - Because of the Times - Return to form 8/10
    4th - We Are The Night - 3 decent tracks, otherwise dull 4/10

    So. 1st and 3rd were good. 2nd and 4th not so good. Therefore, according to this good-bad formula, I had faint hopes for 'Come Around Sundown'. How unfortunate then that their 5th, and worst, album sees them plunging headlong into the toned-down, wishy-washy nonsense that inhabited much of their last album. What a shame. In 2003 this was an exciting band, rattling out a riotous brand of hillbilly rock n roll. In 2010, they bore me senseless
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