Kooks, The / Listen
Album:Listen Collection:General
Artist:Kooks, The Added:Sep 2014
Label:Virgin Records Ltd 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-09-26 Pull Date:2014-11-28 
Week Ending:Nov 30Nov 23Nov 2Oct 12Oct 5Sep 28

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Forgive & Forget
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Bad Habit
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6.Nov 27, 2014:Meow
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Album Review
Zoe Rogers
Reviewed 2014-09-24 
Listen is the 4th album from british pop group The Kooks. I am totally reviewing this for nostalgic reasons (I was a gigantic fan of their first 2 records). It is super poppy, but this most recent one has an added twist of some more funky baselines and even some elements that remind me of 70s psych-pop. Don't get me wrong, it is pop music, but I was not bored by it. Also, I still love that voice so much. I guess I will never get over my first lead singer crush.

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Recommended Tracks: 2, 3, 5, 11

1. (4:12) Around Town - This is super psych-poppy, could actually be a song straight out of the movie Hair...which is kind of weird.
2. (3:57) Forgive & Forget -This is The Kooks that I love, but it is still kind of funky, with some cool harmonies.
3. (3:30) Westside - Mid-tempo. This one is not psychedelic, sounds like the first record. Simple love song, synthy chorus, really like it.
4. (3:01) See Me Now - Piano, bass and vox only. Dramatic.
5. (3:13) It Was London - Strummy guitar, steady beat, vocal distortion, love.
6. (3:41) Bad Habit - Starts with some chanting harmonies and hand claps, has some serious floor tom later. Feels like the single to me.
7. (2:45) Down - This one is a dud.
8. (3:01) Dreams - This could be a song by Love (except it is not nearly as good as Love...)
9. (4:06) Are We Electric - Yep, this is the electro pop song.
10. (3:15) Sunrise - More hand claps and harmonies...kind of a snooze.
11. (5:11) Sweet Emotion - I really like this, super catchy, cool instrumentation, impossible not to bob your head to.

Track Listing
1.Around Town 6.Bad Habit
2.Forgive & Forget 7.Down
3.Westside 8.Dreams
4.See Me Now 9.Are We Electric
5.It Was London 10.Sunrise
 11.Sweet Emotion