Jan 21, 2009 11:15 AM
We have to apologize for not doing our sacred duty and letting you know about Only by the Night by Kings of Leon, as soon as it came on the scene. We just discovered this gem, and we're absolutely in love with the Tennessee-based group's raw rock, yet pleasantly pop-y, sound. Dramatic, gritty vocals mesh with strong guitar and bass riffs in an album that is—if not brilliant—just damn fun to listen to. Check out the radio hit "Sex is On Fire," or try the softer "Use Somebody."