Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob
2.8 Ranking: #175 for 2007
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1.5 very poorMilo Minderbinder | April 25th 11

The irony of Kaiser Cheifs writing a song called "Everything Is Average Nowadays" is at once both delicious and infuriating.

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4.0 excellentsuturno | December 25th 09

A new classic of this era. The british indie-pop kings deliver one strong effort, proving they were more than just a hit ("Everytime I love you less and less") by bringing us another BIGGER hit ("Ruby"). Great album.

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2.0 poorAdrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | May 11th 09

You know an album is less than great if it takes you three sittings to get all the way through it. This album annoys quickly and get old even more quickly. While it has some redeeming qualities (The Angry Mob is a good song, however unoriginal), they aren't enough to make up for the lackluster tone of the album as well as the blatant unoriginality. I agree with the reviewer when he says that Kaiser Chiefs seem like they're trying to create rock-anthems and that just don't fly. Rock-anthems aren't created by humans; they are given to us by the rock gods in the form of Queen songs. Too many shortcuts on this album to make this anything more than a 2 for me.

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4.0 excellentmusicalfuel | November 4th 08

I also agree that you've missed the mark with their sound. I was so surprised to hear this after Employment and was very impressed. It's polished without being glossy and has so much potential for more than just a Brit radio station. Clever and fun, kudos to Kaiser Chiefs.

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1.5 very poorGarito | August 20th 08

Buena Vista Social Club's version of Modern Way first introduced me to the Kaiser Chiefs and I subsequently downloaded this album. "Ruby" is a great catchy pop tune that really drew me in, but nothing else is worth a second listen. The definition of unmemorable.

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3.5 greatMaxed | April 2nd 07

This is my friends car music, he always plays it in his car... and im starting to like it, thus im not a real indie fan

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4.0 excellentArjun | March 3rd 07

I can't get the words Ruby, Ruby, Ruby and Rubay out of my head. Though somehow, I'm not altogether convinced that I want to.
The Chiefs are back in their sophomore attempt. Of course the weight of expectation wouldn't be too high? I mean, it's not like Employment had like eight singles or anything. And it's not like I went through the last five months humming "Na Na Na Na Naa". Okay, I did. So basically, KC has a lot to live up to.
YT,AM is not as catchy as Employment. Maybe it's the Kaiser fatigue, maybe it's too much Maximo Park. Maybe the songs just aren't that catchy. Which is not to say that have too. "We are the angry mob, we read the papers everyday" is every bit as stadium as "I predict a riot"; but somewhere along the line Ricky Wilson forgot to reinvent his band. It's something that's going to catch a lot of bands out this year if they're not careful (Arctic Monkeys, Wolfmother, er... Maximo Park).
Where Ricky and co. have shown some skill is in reliving the instrumental chorus excitement of Employment. Songs like Heat Dies Down and High Royds are flowing with sticky hooks and sing-along choruses. And somewhere in the middle they throw in a gem in the form of Love's Not A Competition (But I'm Winning); Wilson's softer side isn't exactly "soft", but it's good enough to save the album from being boring.
Sure YT,AM's going to sell tonnes of records for the Chiefs, but if they want to fill up the arenas, they better start thinking bigger on their next outing.

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3.5 greatoahmed | August 30th 14
3.0 goodAnimadversion | August 21st 14
2.5 averageMackinlay McBride | July 28th 14
2.0 poorCamCar | July 24th 14
3.5 greatxCalver | July 15th 14
2.5 averageiliasvas1 | June 5th 14
3.0 goodAndreaKant88 | May 21st 14
3.0 goodhammee | May 11th 14
3.0 goodjordan. CONTRIBUTOR | May 8th 14
3.0 goodSamilo | April 21st 14
4.0 excellentTheSsalty | April 19th 14
3.0 goodjustanothername | April 12th 14
4.5 superbJaymiJ | April 7th 14
3.0 goodRaul Stanciu STAFF | April 5th 14
1.5 very poorMrCoffee | April 5th 14
2.0 poorThomo3161 | April 4th 14
2.5 averageRad Crawlson | April 4th 14
1.5 very poorElviGemini | March 26th 14
2.0 poorThuckabe | March 15th 14
3.0 goodkarlulol | March 8th 14
2.0 poorBeauers | March 7th 14
3.0 goodisabelisabell | February 25th 14
2.5 averagehoborocket | February 23rd 14
3.0 goodTheIdealHeight | February 5th 14
3.0 goodMaggieG | January 19th 14
4.0 excellentJakobOfficial | January 14th 14
5.0 classicDingerbell | January 3rd 14
3.0 goodTheRunningPanda | December 22nd 13
3.0 goodGetOutOfMyHouse | November 21st 13
3.0 goodLoss1010 | October 23rd 13
2.0 poorRadicalEd | September 28th 13
2.5 averagePheromone | September 26th 13
2.0 poorTheScariestFish | August 13th 13
3.5 greatEssexdogs | August 1st 13
2.5 averagedan2309 | July 23rd 13
1.5 very poorJorge Sobral | July 20th 13
3.0 goodRainb0wInTheDark | July 19th 13
3.5 greatSaveYourBreath | July 8th 13
4.5 superbThe Fowes | June 8th 13
4.0 excellentContend | May 27th 13
3.5 greatKellen Shover | May 6th 13
3.5 greatspacejesus | April 22nd 13
3.5 greatMyDelirium | April 10th 13
3.0 gooddeclanl | April 2nd 13
3.0 goodAPJ90 | April 1st 13
4.0 excellentWill Nash | March 26th 13
1.5 very poorDaniel White | March 20th 13
3.5 greatthickbricks | January 24th 13
2.0 poorLiam Whear | January 20th 13
4.0 excellenttuskaninny | January 11th 13
3.0 goodSodaPopWhore | December 30th 12
1.5 very poorChopSuey | November 12th 12
3.5 greatCerealShoes | October 27th 12
3.0 goodTucker Best | October 25th 12
3.0 goodmortnr | October 24th 12
3.0 goodsotirakis123 | October 14th 12
3.5 greatAmbitionIsCritical67 | August 26th 12
3.0 goodptensioned | August 20th 12
3.0 goodbleath | August 13th 12
2.0 poorCragorio | July 16th 12
3.5 greatDanielNunes93 | July 7th 12
4.5 superbbradlbw | June 27th 12
3.5 greatpublicanimal | June 20th 12
3.0 goodJack Potterton | June 13th 12
1.0 awfulKrissWatts | June 12th 12
3.5 greatHalil Ayyildiz | June 8th 12
2.5 averageZedo Kei | May 18th 12
3.5 greattruekebabpower | April 17th 12
4.0 excellentdavidabcm | April 7th 12
2.5 averageStfk19 | March 19th 12
2.5 averageTokamak | March 14th 12
2.5 averageChris Fowler | March 8th 12
1.5 very poorAggravatedYeti | March 7th 12
3.5 greatadrian405 | March 4th 12
2.0 poornex77 | February 29th 12
2.5 averagebionprogramme | January 6th 12
3.0 goodDan Gelinas | December 30th 11
5.0 classicMrGarlic | December 21st 11
3.0 goodvivapo | December 12th 11
2.5 averageMetalheadUK | December 2nd 11
1.5 very poorDunnus | November 29th 11
2.5 averagerapaz latino-americano | November 14th 11
2.5 averageWinesburgohio | November 10th 11
3.5 greatMatty | October 19th 11
2.5 averageJamieburrellno1 | October 7th 11
3.0 goodpietrotiaraju | October 3rd 11
2.5 averagejohnny of the Well | September 30th 11
2.5 averageKatzenjammer | September 30th 11
2.0 poorBorrowed Nostalgia For The Unremembered 80s | September 24th 11
3.5 greatGago | September 21st 11
2.0 poorSkipdog | September 20th 11
2.5 averageThe7thVermicide | September 20th 11
3.0 goodBossie | September 13th 11
2.5 averagePhilip Whitehead | September 12th 11
4.0 excellentbulbazavrminsk | September 1st 11
3.0 goodtribszn | August 17th 11
2.0 poorAttyTude | August 5th 11
4.0 excellentmetalman2000 | July 28th 11
2.5 averageDrawkcab | July 6th 11
2.5 averageAutoRock | July 2nd 11
2.5 averageMalleusMaleficarum | June 11th 11
3.0 goodgallus90 | June 9th 11
2.5 averageIsrealWard | June 4th 11
2.5 averagePintherPrancess | May 23rd 11
3.0 goodRonen | May 15th 11
3.5 greatOlivier De Clercq CONTRIBUTOR | May 14th 11
3.5 greatChris | April 11th 11
2.0 poorPenguins4Freedom | April 2nd 11
3.0 goodscruffy297 | March 23rd 11
3.5 greatBrilliantChaos | March 17th 11
3.5 greatawakeningtothetruth | March 6th 11
2.0 poorCounterClockwise | March 3rd 11
2.0 poorJamie Coughlan | February 2nd 11
2.0 poorPassive | January 20th 11
2.0 poorHilty | January 17th 11
1.5 very poorshyANDROID | January 7th 11
3.0 goodcaiocoletti | December 26th 10
2.5 averageTheWhitePicketFence | December 21st 10
3.0 goodsin69 | December 19th 10
2.0 poorRyanWilson | December 19th 10
2.5 averageGrimward | December 15th 10
3.5 greatthib2703 | December 12th 10
2.0 poorRichard Warrell | December 1st 10
4.0 excellentDonPinguin | November 28th 10
2.0 poorTheJackal | November 25th 10
4.5 superbLevL6 | November 21st 10
4.0 excellentbermanator820 | November 10th 10
3.0 goodZoop | November 7th 10
3.5 greatFlamingPie | October 30th 10
3.0 goodhearyourself5 | October 27th 10
3.5 greatSami K | October 22nd 10
3.5 greatCentre | October 21st 10
2.5 averageSpiralShadow | October 11th 10
2.5 averageseifer | October 11th 10
3.5 greatAlit | October 7th 10
2.0 poormborlan1 | October 6th 10
2.5 average05McDonaldT | September 27th 10
4.5 superbChrisStingray1224 | September 19th 10
4.0 excellentmunkyennui | September 4th 10
3.0 goodMunsuLight | September 4th 10
2.5 averageMercuryShadow | August 23rd 10
3.0 goodAlBo | August 10th 10
1.5 very poorblairosh | July 29th 10
2.0 poorBen | July 22nd 10
3.0 goodTim Verhoeff | July 21st 10
4.5 superbSam Quattro | July 20th 10
3.5 greatVolk23 | June 30th 10
3.5 greatmppwns | June 10th 10
2.0 poorBaz360 | May 25th 10
2.5 averageRamos29 | April 6th 10
1.0 awfulSam Parker | April 1st 10
3.5 greatBenjamin Bland | March 27th 10
3.0 goodScott_25 | March 25th 10
3.0 goodCrookedVulture | March 19th 10
1.5 very poorMendigo | February 2nd 10
3.0 goodStevo796 | January 25th 10
3.0 goodChris Gibbons | January 17th 10
4.0 excellentboiziba | January 17th 10
3.5 greateduardorech | January 15th 10
2.5 averageindieJay | December 30th 09
4.0 excellentMichaelscotch | December 24th 09
3.0 goodSean P. Slattery | November 21st 09
3.5 greatFailsafe | November 3rd 09
2.0 poordrMalicious | October 20th 09
2.5 averagegocsa666 | October 10th 09
3.0 goodVegeta of Nazareth | September 4th 09
3.0 goodAndrew A McAuliffe | August 21st 09
3.5 greatBertFF | August 18th 09
2.5 averageErik Bailey | August 7th 09
1.0 awfulmidfielder09 | July 31st 09
3.0 goodLardon Iridesco | July 30th 09
4.0 excellenthazlenuts | June 23rd 09
1.5 very poorbloc | May 5th 09
2.0 poorUmmagumma87 | April 26th 09
3.0 goodBrittanyNicole12991 | February 21st 09
2.5 averageRudy K. STAFF | January 27th 09
3.5 greatcell13 | January 6th 09
1.0 awfulOneDeadCop112 | December 17th 08
2.5 averagePigmi | December 16th 08
2.5 averageMike Moore | December 10th 08
2.5 averageDavey Boy STAFF | December 10th 08
2.0 poorLiam Whear | November 26th 08
3.5 greatTom Eccles | November 12th 08
2.5 averageAli CONTRIBUTOR | October 29th 08
1.5 very poorMr. Coffee | October 5th 08
2.5 averagearis19 | September 7th 08
3.5 greatmusername | August 20th 08
4.0 excellentMajesty | July 31st 08
3.0 goodSpamue1G | July 16th 08
2.5 averageMatthijs van der Lee | July 8th 08
2.0 pooroportoguy | June 20th 08
2.0 poordeadwing | May 26th 08
2.0 poorTrampInDenial | May 25th 08
1.5 very poorOlDirtyPaule | May 22nd 08
1.0 awfulLegalDuck | May 10th 08
2.5 averageDarklyDreamingDookie | April 13th 08
3.0 goodMoralMajority | February 25th 08
2.0 poorpatrickbateman | February 6th 08
2.5 averageTacofish | February 6th 08
2.5 averagebugsprite10 | January 21st 08
3.0 goodexxit152 | January 19th 08
1.5 very poorAnticyclone | December 12th 07
3.5 greatRobins | November 20th 07
2.5 averagedoqtor | November 5th 07
2.5 averageMichael Robison | October 19th 07
2.0 poorrentford | October 13th 07
2.5 averageOmgz | September 23rd 07
3.0 goodhutchison707 | September 22nd 07
3.0 goodcallycat55 | September 22nd 07
2.0 poorJ.Casablancas | September 18th 07
3.5 greatDavid James Young | September 18th 07
4.5 superbPixiesforever | August 8th 07
4.0 excellentangelfyre | July 18th 07
1.5 very poorDr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | February 24th 07
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