Kaiser Chiefs – Off With Their Heads

October 28, 2008

Off With Their Heads, the third album from UK based band Kaiser Chiefs, combines a bit of XTC and Madness with some of the social and political commentary of bands like the English Beat and the Specials into a pretty irresistible dance pop mix. They really came into their own with their last album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob, following an enjoyable, if comparatively lightweight, debut, Employment, and they continue their upward trajectory with this Mark Ronson produced effort. Both the music and the lyrics are smarter sounding, more expansive and self-assured, and though it loses some of its fire on the last couple of tracks, Off With Their Heads generally contains some of the band’s best material yet. Standout cuts: “Never Miss A Beat,” “Like It Too Much,” “You Want History” and “Tomato In The Rain.”

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