Employment - Kaiser Chiefs
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  • Summary: Stephen Street (Blur) produced this debut disc for the Leeds, England five-piece.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. That Employment is derivative is both undeniable and irrelevant. It is so confident, so smart, so full of life, that a more enjoyable 45 minutes is hard to imagine.
  2. 83
    Frontman Ricky Wilson is an average singer but an extraordinary melodist. [May 2005, p.102]
  3. Try not to worry too much about where it comes from, or who else it may or may not sound like. Instead, enjoy a record that is quintessentially British, without pretension and most importantly, a whole lot of fun.
  4. Essentially, 'Employment' is a very British record; an entirely Britpop creation spawned ten years after the event.
  5. Certainly makes for a fun time. [8 Apr 2005, p.64]
  6. There are no bad songs on Employment. There are maybe a couple not-good ones toward the end, but even those are so tightly wound and polished they could end up lodged in your head for days.
  7. If Franz Ferdinand were Pearl Jam, these guys would be the Stone Temple Pilots.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 4 out of 51
  1. May 14, 2012
    Amazing best album of the 2000s it just takes Punk gives it a modern spins puts in a bit of quirky Kaiser Chiefs magic and makes in great there would be no audience for bands like Arctic Monkeys and Vaccines if this didn't hit as punk died out. Expand
  2. voodoocookie
    Apr 21, 2005
    The best album of the year without a doubt! Definitely one of the most enjoyable acts to come out in a long time and they definitely crank up the fun factor in music to the max! Expand
  3. KateB
    Apr 6, 2006
    The best album in my CD rack at the moment! Although it takes ideas from bands in other decades, Employment is catchy and entertaining, and all of them are good musicians. Ricky Wilson is a great lead singer, and a thouroughly nice person. Everyone should get this album and support this British band so they can go far! Expand
  4. VJay
    Apr 20, 2005
    I'm riding the Brit Pop wave.
  5. AndrewT
    Jun 19, 2005
    This is poor pop, it does not pretend to be anything else. It will never be on your top ten all time critical favourites, but it is pure unadulterated fun. How many records can you say that about? Expand
  6. JamieM
    Mar 17, 2005
    There are a few real belters on 'Emplyment' and one or two mediocre songs too. One or two that get annoying... Overall good though!
  7. CraigJ
    Sep 18, 2005
    every song just sounds the same

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