Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Music Review: The Kooks - Inside Out/Inside In

The Kook's Inside In/Inside Out is one of the best debut album this year and easily edge out the overhyped Arctic Monkeys when it came to making an impression - at least to me.

Inside In/Inside Out is pretty easy on the ears and is perfect for the coming summer where lazy music is must. Their brand of indie pop isn't as edgy as say The Killers but variety is important for me so I won't complain. :)

While the music isn't overtly original and their brand of indie pop is pretty radio friendly, that doesn't mean it isn't good. It just mean it isn't original but no matter, if you love bands like Supergrass and The Libertines then Inside In/Inside Out deserves a chance. Tracks like Seaside, Eddie's Gun and Naive will put a smile on your face.

Fortunately the Brighton based band did not suffer the same hype that surrounded the Arctic Monkeys. And despite not being a commercial success, the album should at least be a proof of concept of the great things that will come from the band.

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Anonymous said...

The Kooks are the greatest! Naive is a big hit with People to People Student Ambassadors!