The Kooks-Inside In Inside Out (2006)

My Rating: 93% (A+)

Pitchfork Rating: 59%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 73%

Average Rating: 75% (B-)

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Seaside
  2. See The World
  3. Sofa Song
  4. Eddie’s Gun
  5. Ooh La
  6. You Don’t Love Me
  7. She Moves In Her Own Way
  8. Matchbox
  9. Naïve
  10. I Want You
  11. If Only
  12. Jackie Big Tits
  13. Time Awaits
  14. Got No Love



Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Need to dance and let out some steam.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Not the greatest.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yes, for sure.

Final Thoughts:

The Kooks have been on my shuffle for a while now, but I have not explored their discography nearly as much as I’d like to. So I started off with their debut Inside In Inside Out and damn is it good for a debut. It’s funny how there only seems to be two lanes for artists to take in my experience: 1. The Illmatic lane: always trying to one-up their debut album but never quite making anything as significant. 2. The My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy lane: hitting their stride later in the career and keeping fans on their toes. I’m curious to see if Inside In Inside Out is an Illmatic or if I’ve got a My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy coming down the queue from The Kooks.

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