Come Around Sundown

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Come Around Sundown
Comearoundsundown.jpg
Studio album by Kings of Leon
Released October 15, 2010
Recorded February–June 2010 at Avatar in New York; Blackbird in Nashville, Tennessee
Genre
Length 47:26
Label RCA
Producer Jacquire King, Angelo Petraglia
Kings of Leon chronology
Only by the Night
(2008)
Come Around Sundown
(2010)
Mechanical Bull
(2013)
Alternative cover art
UK album cover
Singles from Come Around Sundown
  1. "Radioactive"
    Released: September 14, 2010
  2. "Pyro"
    Released: December 9, 2010
  3. "The Immortals[1]"
    Released: March 21, 2011 (UK)[2]
  4. "Back Down South[3][4]"
    Released: May 17, 2011

Come Around Sundown is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kings of Leon, released in Ireland, Australia and Germany on October 15, 2010, followed by releases in the UK on October 18 and North America on October 19.[5][6] The official album covers and track list were revealed on September 3. The lead single, "Radioactive", along with its accompanying music video, premiered on September 8, on the Kings' official website. The following day, it received its official radio premiere on Australian radio.

The album debuted at number one in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the UK, the album sold 183,000 units in its first week as well as breaking the record for biggest first week digital album sales by selling over 49,000 album downloads. It was the 11th biggest selling album of 2010 in the UK with 694,300 sales.[7] On November 30, 2011, the album received a nomination at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[9]
The A.V. Club B+[10]
Entertainment Weekly B−[11]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[12]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[13]
NME 5/10[14]
Pitchfork Media 3.6/10[15]
Q 4/5 stars[16]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[17]
Spin 7/10[18]

Come Around Sundown has received generally positive reviews from critics. Sampling 27 reviews, the review aggregator website Metacritic gave the album a weighted average of 64/100.[8] Rolling Stone magazine placed Come Around Sundown at #18 on their list of the Best Albums of 2010.[19] Q Magazine also placed the album at #25 on their lists of the 50 Best Albums of 2010.[20] However, the Kings of Leon did successfully set the record for the most weekly sales with 183,298 copies sold in one week in October of 2010.[21]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kings of Leon

No. Title Length
1. "The End"   4:24
2. "Radioactive"   3:26
3. "Pyro"   4:10
4. "Mary"   3:25
5. "The Face"   3:28
6. "The Immortals"   3:28
7. "Back Down South"   4:01
8. "Beach Side"   2:50
9. "No Money"   3:05
10. "Pony Up"   3:04
11. "Birthday"   3:15
12. "Mi Amigo"   4:06
13. "Pickup Truck"   4:44
Total length:
47:26

Bonus tracks

Deluxe and Japanese[22] editions
No. Title Length
14. "Celebration"   5:03
15. "Closer" (The Presets Remix) 4:51
16. "Radioactive" (Remix) (feat. the West Angeles Mass Choir) 3:29
iTunes extended version
No. Title Length
14. "Celebration"   5:13
15. "Radioactive" (Remix) (feat. the West Angeles Mass Choir) 3:28
16. "Closer" (The Presets Remix) 4:51
17. "Radioactive" (Video) 3:26
18. "Making of Radioactive" (Video) 3:04

Charts and certifications[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Kings of Leon

Additional personnel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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