Monday, October 10 2011
How many souvenirs does it take to create a junk drawer?
Thursday, September 15 2011
Though they do come up, the troubles associated with the "junk of the heart" aren't what is taken away from this record. A sense of optimism along with some particularly ear-grabbing hooks are instead what linger.
Tuesday, June 24 2008
Please do not assume that the Kooks are backward glancing nostalgia mongers. Rather, place them as purveyors of timeless music, stuck firmly in the continuum of British rock performers such as Donovan, the aforementioned Kinks, the Stones, and the Yardbirds
Sunday, April 13 2008
The Kooks step into Ray Davies' studio, name an album after it, and come away with a disc full of punchy riffs, chords, and provocative lyrics.
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Thursday, May 17 2007
Music for a trip from Carolina to Texas and back again. Play this CD 32 times straight and say, "There's no place like Tree Hill…There's no place like Tree Hill…"
Wednesday, January 25 2006
Not ones to be bashful or to hold back, Brighton’s The Kooks open with a whiplash-inducing clutch of certain singles.