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Kings of Leon: The Once And Future Kings

Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, November 2010

These are good times for KINGS OF LEON: an imperial lifestyle, attentive fans in Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, and the likelihood that, any day now, they'll become the biggest band in the world. But as Uncut joins the Followill clan on the road in America, we hear of uncanny robberies, an army of Kings lookalikes, whiskey-fuelled anxieties and a new power struggle within this most volatile of bands. Do they want to be rootsy outlaws or modern rock superstars? And does their fifth album, Come Around Sundown, prove that they can be both?

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