Album reviews: Kings of Leon, Zara Larsson, Edel Meade

The veteran US rockers, a Swedish pop sensation and an Irish singer/songwriter taking a novel approach are all reviewed this week

7th March, 2021
Album reviews: Kings of Leon, Zara Larsson, Edel Meade
Kings of Leon’s first album in five years is little more than a casual rehash of archetypal US southern rock

Kings of Leon

When You See Yourself (RCA)

Kings of Leon formed in 1999, but it wasn’t until the arrival of songs such as Sex On Fire and Use Somebody that they snagged arena-size attention. There have been diminishing creative (not commercial) returns ever since, with internal conflicts not helping the band’s cause. Their first album in five years isn’t without its sleek middle-of-the-road virtues, but for the most part it’s...

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