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Kings Of Leon: Only By The Night

Bud Scoppa, Uncut, October 2008

WHEN THE KINGS Of Leon recorded their Holy Roller Novocaine EP in 2002, they were musical novices ranging in age from 15 to 22, but they possessed amazing instincts, fueled by their shared DNA. In the six years since, the four Followills – three brothers and a cousin – have grown into one of most exciting rock'n'roll bands on the planet, the hand-picked touring partners of U2 and Bob Dylan, no less. And with their third album, 2007's Because Of The Times, they unleashed a surprising new level of sophistication and daring.

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