29 August 2021
Band: THE KOOKS
Who: Famous Brighton pop rockers
Active: Since 2004 / 5 studio album so far
Anniversary album: INSIDE IN/INSIDE OUT
Released: 23 January 2006 – 15 years ago
Pitchfork wrote: “The Kooks’ keen grasp of the banal isn’t the only factor keeping them from a distinct personality. Between bouncy Britpop, angst-ridden acoustic anthems, red-light skanking, “Hounds of Love” oh-oh harmonies, and the Delta blues intro to “Time Awaits”, it’s not clear the Kooks know who they want to be when they grow up yet.’ Full review here. Score: 6/10
Turn Up The Volume: Too calculated and commerce-orientated boys band songs.
But hey, it sold more than 2 million copies and peaked at #2 on the UK Charts, so
they pleased a mass of fans (mostly young girls).
Deluxe Edition features the original album remastered and thirteen previously unreleased tracks on all formats. Order info here.
Stream the full deluxe here…