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
    10
    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. Jul 31, 2011
    10
    Great album, a few listens and you will be singing the choruses for the rest of your life.
  3. Oct 12, 2010
    9
    balances absolute headbangers with the softer songs for a solid record. this record is the epitome of the pop punk revival. if you don't feel happy after giving this a listen see a therapist. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2012
    8
    2005 and Blur style Britpop (same producer) returned in the shape of Kaiser Chiefs. While I don't rate what they put out since this record, they deserve a lot of credit for this one. Its got a handful of hit singles, another bunch of sing along album tracks, great lyrics throughout and only the very occasional disappointing track. One of these albums that you can't listen to very often, but when you blow the dust of it and give it a whirl, it's still got the same charm as when it first came out. Expand

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