7 March 2020
Today 15 years ago, on 7 March 2005, British flamboyant rockers KAISER CHIEFS
released their debut album EMPLOYMENT. An instant bestseller as the record was
filled with king-sized sing along crackers, first-rate hooks and ace licks while tackling English life and its social problems. The LP reached #3 in the UK and #2 almost
12 months after its issue due to the band’s success after the Brit Awards.
AllMusic wrote: “Inspired by that moment sometime in the late ’70s when punk gave birth
to new wave (and looked back to the heyday of ’60s mod for inspiration), the Kaiser Chiefs’ debut, Employment, expands on the sharp, sussed sound of their singles in surprising ways.
A look at British life and its discontents, Employment is a remarkably ambitious debut album that aspires, right down to its cheeky liner notes and graphics, to be the ‘Parklife’ or ‘All Mod Cons’ of the 2000s.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.
Stream album here…
Singles/Clips: Oh My God / I Predict A Riot / Everyday I Love You Less And Less / Modern Way
– OH MY GOD –
– I PREDICT A RIOT –
– EVERYDAY I LOVE YOU LESS AND LESS –
– MODERN WAY –
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