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Can We Please Have Fun

Kings Of Leon

Can We Please Have Fun

Album number nine from the Nashvill rock quartet produced by Kid Harpoon (Florence + the Machine, Harry Styles, Jessie Ware)

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
10/05/2024
US Release date
10/05/2024
  1. 8.0 |   Spill Magazine

    Overall, Kings Of Leon show no signs of slowing down with Can We Please Have Fun which is jam-packed with incredible tracks guaranteed to become fan favorites
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The results range from flights of lysergic beauty on “Rainbow Ball”, “Split Screen” and “Seen” to a burst of jagged, early-days energy on “Nothing To Do”. For the first time in ages, they’re not overthinking it. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Can We Please Have Fun shows that these family rockstars aren’t afraid of change, and they’re sliding smoothly into whatever their next phase will be
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  4. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    There’s evidence on this, the Followills’ ninth album, of magic still coursing through those weary old Nashville bones
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  5. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A far cry from the beardy, beery bawling of previous years, ‘Can We Please Have Fun’ is surprisingly fresh and full of energy
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Pop Art-provocative, and speaks to the joy, sweat, and poetic inspiration coursing through all of Can We Please Have Fun
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  7. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    The family band sound their best in years on a punchy new album of beachside Southern rock
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    Not everything here lands, and at times the raucous performances can work against the songwriting, but when it connects, this album is ready to lay a haymaker on fans
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  9. 6.7 |   Spin

    After so many humorless records that tried twice as hard for a fraction of the returns, it’s a treat hearing them kick back and settle for doing a little bit less for a change
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  10. 6.0 |   Dork

    As long as they’re now able to enjoy themselves and remember why they started playing music together in the first place, that’s all you can ask for
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  11. 6.0 |   NME

    The Followills are back with familiar anthems but not enough howling numbers to satiate their ninth album's titular request
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  12. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The Nashville rockers still sound great, but their lyrics seem bereft of ideas
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  13. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    This is unmistakeably the sound of a band having a great time in the studio
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  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    They do sound less corporate, more like their original idiosyncratic selves. Print edition only


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