In an era of canned angst with all the sentiment of a Hallmark card, the Kooks’ parlay their mixed feelings on a myriad of subjects with a strong sense of sincerity, finding the sunny side to melancholy and frustration or a splinter of wistfulness lodged somewhere within a good time.
These odd moments aside, it’s tempting to suggest that never before have a band--and a band who, let us remember, this writer awarded a generous 8/10 for their summery, tuneful debut--managed to nail mediocrity so definitely between its tired eyes.
RafaelF.Apr 17, 2008I don't know why this "bad critics". Konk (i don't like this album name, but is ok) is awesome. New Musical Express are crazy. They like to create and the destroy the hype in question of seconds.… Expand
MarianaL.Apr 17, 2008great album, LOVE IT. they are better live though.
R.Apr 18, 2008I do not understand where some of the critics are coming from. This album is superb. Especially like "Gap," "See the Sun," "Love it All," "Sway," and "One Last Time." I enjoy listening to the entire album over and over again. A great British album.… Expand
EllieL.Apr 28, 2008The kooks always find the perfect medium between rock and pop. i love every song on this album. it's definitely a mature step forward from their debut album Inside In/Inside Out.… Expand
RonL.Jun 17, 2008I have listened to the album over 10 times and it just gets better and better. Looking at the critics reviews at the bottom of the spectrum, you guys are nuts. This is a magical album. It is better than Brit pop and I think it stands as a marker for a change in pop sound. Buy it and enjoy. I give it my highest recommendation.… Expand
JasonApr 20, 2008Sure they're playing it a little safe but the songs are catchy enough. And while there might not be some of the great standout tracks that Inside In/Inside Out had, there are also fewer weak tracks.… Expand
gregghApr 22, 2008I liked the kinks better when they played music back in the 60's.
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