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The Kooks Play It a Little Too Safe on 'Let's Go Sunshine'

The Kooks' newest release Let's Go Sunshine offers an anthemic take on garage rock.

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The Wombats: iTunes Festival London 2011

How many souvenirs does it take to create a junk drawer?

Jedd Beaudoin
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The Kooks: Junk of the Heart

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.

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The Kooks + The Morning Benders

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

Timothy G. Merello
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The Kooks: Konk

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.

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Various Artists: The Road Mix: Music from the Television Series One Tree Hill, Vol. 3

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…"

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The Kooks: Inside In / Inside Out

Not ones to be bashful or to hold back, Brighton’s The Kooks open with a whiplash-inducing clutch of certain singles.


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