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Off With Their Heads

Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2008 Ratings: #494 / 761
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
October 28, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Indie Rock / Genres
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Kaiser Chiefs have sold millions of records. If you're reading this from the U.S., you might not realize that, even though the group has moved a relatively impressive number of albums in America as well. Stuff that sounds this British usually winds up in the "cult" file over here though, and the Kaisers have been no exception. Off With Their Heads is the Leeds quintet's third LP, and although it isn't poised to break the UK group out of Keane/Snow Patrol territory-- let alone Coldplay or Gorillaz-- it recaptures some of the ebullience of their 2005 debut, Employment, after the darker cynicism of the follow-up, Yours Truly, Angry Mob.

Off With Their Heads continues Kaiser's streak of bland brit pop that brings little- to no punch. At least I can say this record is shorter than previous ones, but it's no better quality wise. The aggrivating moments are becoming more present, and the gems in the tracklist are rare. Remember You're A Girl was a pleasant enough closer, as it's about the only song that had any sort of impression on me when listening to it. Again the band present a lot of technically interesting ideas and stuff in ... read more
Fav Tracks: Half The Truth, Addicted To Drugs, Never Miss A Beat
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Year End Lists

#14/Q Magazine
#21/Rolling Stone

Track List

  1. Spanish Metal
  2. Never Miss A Beat
  3. Like It Too Much
  4. You Want History
  5. Can't Say What I Mean
  6. Good Days Bad Days
  7. Tomato In The Rain
  8. Half The Truth
  9. Always Happens Like That
  10. Addicted To Drugs
  11. Remember You're A Girl
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