Aha Shake Heartbreak On album No. 2, these three brothers and their cousin continue to put a trashed-up, mysterious-South spin on garage rock. Caleb Followill's slurred drawl and… Aha Shake Heartbreak On album No. 2, these three brothers and their cousin continue to put a trashed-up, mysterious-South spin on garage rock. Caleb Followill's slurred drawl and… 2005-02-22 Kings of Leon
Music Review

Aha Shake Heartbreak (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2005; Lead Performance: Kings of Leon

On album No. 2, these three brothers and their cousin continue to put a trashed-up, mysterious-South spin on garage rock. Caleb Followill's slurred drawl and lewd-boy lyrics are still undeniably riveting; he's like a Faulkner character fronting a band, especially when he lurches into a yodel on ''Day Old Blues.'' Alas, the singer makes a more lasting impression than the songs; beyond the morning-after ballad ''Milk,'' the tunes amount to sharply played but disjointed riffs.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2005 Published in issue #808 Feb 25, 2005 Order article reprints
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