Release Date: Mar 27, 2007
Record label: Universal
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Dismissed by Liam Gallagher as a "bad Blur", the Kaiser Chiefs are more accurately a brainier Oasis, producing songs that double as terrace chants and articulate pop tunes. There's a baker's dozen of them on the follow-up to their 2.8m-selling debut Employment, nearly all jostling to be singles: call this album their application for recognition as one of the decade's major UK bands. First single Ruby, which played on last Sunday's Match of the Day, is the odd one out, in as much as it's a straightforward love song.
Review Summary: Yours Truly, Angry Mob is nothing more than a lazy attempt to create an album of stadium-sized anthemsIndulge me for a minute. Go take a CD from your collection; any CD, it doesn’t matter. Open the booklet and, browsing the lyrics, try and find one song where a particular phrase is repeated four or more times in quick succession, excepting fan-baiting extended codas for obvious reasons.