Kongos - Lunatic

Kongos - Lunatic

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Description & Features+

"I'm Only Joking," the opening cut from Lunatic, the sophomore outing from Arizona-by-way-of-South Africa-based indie rockers Kongos, thunders in on a bedrock of thick, tribal toms and similarly dense, compressed guitar that suggests Muse by way of Konono No.1. It's an aesthetic that weaves its way throughout much of the album, and brothers Dylan, Daniel, Jesse, and Johnny Kongos, the sons of South African singer/songwriter John Kongos (who hit it big in 1971 with the single "He's Gonna Step on You Again"), generate a huge sound for a four-piece. The sleek, circular, and piston-like "Come with Me," with its relentless, accordion-driven Soweto pulse and slick, falsetto-driven modern rock flourishes, sounds like Rammstein riffing off of Paul Simon's "Boy in the Bubble, while the more refined, yet no less danceable "I Want to Know" dims the lights for a bout of churning, midtempo reggae with electro-pop tentacles. The worldbeat influences are applied relatively seamlessly throughout, though each of the 12 tracks are, at their heart, radio-ready slabs of stylish alt-rock in the vein of Kings of Leon, pre-Kid A-era Radiohead, and even Coldplay. There's a wan, vaguely Everyman lyricism at work here as well, which makes some of the slower numbers a bit of a chore, but when the band lets it rip, as in the case of top-down, desert road jams like "Hey I Don't Know," "It's a Good Life," and the aforementioned "Come with Me," Lunatic earns the shifty weight of its unhinged moniker. - James Christopher Monger, Rovi

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Artist(s)
Kongos
Number of discs
1
Track list
I'm Only Joking, Come With Me Now, I Want To Know, Escape, Kids These Days, As We Are, Sex On The Radio, Hey I Don't Know, Traveling On, Take Me Back, It's A Good Life, This Time I Won't Forget
Brand
Anderson Merchandisers
Product Identifiers
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30928273, 30287405
SKU
872210
UPC
88843046912

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Kongos - Lunatic is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cd of kongos I highly recommend this cd! It is awesome! Really good music....can't wait for their next cd!
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic CD! Great music @ great price! Way cool copies of bands autographs!
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Music Saw their video on Vh1 and checked out the rest of their album. Loved it!
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great band Wonderful, driving music. Autographs easily seen on white parts of front.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CD! I love all kinds of music and this is one of the best albums I have heard in the last 5 years! This is a group of brothers who play instruments and write songs, and sing. They do rock, reggae, and mellow rock. I love it!
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cd Great cd
Date published: 2014-06-22
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