Best 20 Albums of 2008: #15 Kings Of Leon - Only By the Night

20 Beck - Modern Guilt
Recommended Tracks: Gamma Ray, Modern Guilt,
19 Oxford Collapse - Bits
Recommended Tracks: The Birthday Wars, Young Love Delivers, For The Winter Coats
18 As Tall As Lions - Into the Flood EP
Recommended Tracks: Into the Flood, Blacked Out, Breakers
17 Ratatat - LP3
Recommended Tracks: Falcon Jab, Mi Viejo, Shempi
16 Brazilian Girls - New York City
Recommended Tracks: St. Petersburg, L'interprete, Good Time

15 Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
Recommended Tracks: Use Somebody, Closer, Be Somebody

Kings of Leon is a group of three brothers and a cousin from Tennessee. I don't have a particularly long history with the KOL. I listened to 2004's A-Ha Heart shaking something or other, and I wasn't too thrilled with it, but this album is nice. It's southern rock-ish. Normally, I have a strong aversion to Southern Rock, but this is somehow palatable. In fact, songs like Use Somebody found themselves on repeat for hours on end. It's a great song. Here's the video for Use Somebody. Enjoy!

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