Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Going in, I already knew that I was bound for one the most aurally pleasing, rocking-est records of the year. This album is almost perfect; while it doesn't quite have the same magic as their first two releases, it carries the same strengths that Because Of The Times exhibited, and made a great album out of it. People were right to say that this is their stadium rock album, none of these songs let up, and they're filled with so much energy and emotion you can't help but be entranced throughout the entire experience. This album is awesome. One of this year's best, out of so many stellar releases.
Recommended tracks: Sex On Fire, Use Somebody, Be Somebody