The highly touted boys from Brighton are back with their sophomore release, Konk, that hit stores earlier this week, but some are questioning whether the pre-release hype matches the merit. The Kook’s debut release Inside In/Inside Out was exceedingly well received, but reviews for Konk have been mixed. Betty Clarke of The Guardian gave the record 4 out 5 stars saying, â€œThe woolliness of their debut has been replaced with a determined pop sound that dips into hard-edged rock,â€ but New Music Express was less than optimistic, and rather disappointed:
â€œWhat’s clear is that they’ve lost the songwriterly knack they originally wielded with abandon and replaced it with clichÃ©s and a foggy palimpsest of what they once had. We recommend they search high and low for that spark of brightness in time for album three.â€ NME.com
I haven’t picked up the record yet, but if the single is any indication it looks like I’m in store for a watered down version of Inside In/Inside Out. To be honest, when I first heard â€œAlways Where I Need To Beâ€ I thought I was still listening to The Kooks first album. Check out thise video below and decide for yourself.
The Kooks- “Always Where I Need To Be”