Billboard (p.40) - "'Mi Amigo' has the stripped-down junkie rock jangle of the greatest songs from 2005's AHA SHAKE HEARTBREAK."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.943 stars out of 5
-- "The turning point is 'Back Down South'....[They] tap into a real passion, Caleb singing with tangible warmth over guitars and fiddles that curl like wood smoke."
Clash (magazine) - "Caleb Followill opens his heart throughout -- he sounds yearning; his usual fervid bawls here turn into tender pines."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.843 stars out of 5
-- "[W]ith 'The Face,' an atmospheric ballad with a weirdly Joy Division-flavoured tone."
Uncut (magazine) - p.894 stars out of 5
-- "The band keep the pedal to the metal with 'The Immortals', a massive slab of mutated Southern boogie with a funky groove in the transitions leading into a stately cadence under mushroom-cloud choruses."
Uncut (magazine) - p.34Ranked #50
in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[P]otent...playing to the band's contradictory strengths."
Audio Mixer: Jacquire King .
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Blackbird Studio, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Dan Winters.
Released two years after the international breakthrough hit Only by the Night, Come Around Sundown continues Kings of Leon's journey into the upper echelon of mainstream pop/rock, with super-sized choruses and guitar heroics thrown in for good measure.