Kings of Leon
are streaming their brand new album "Mechanical Bull
" in full on iTunes
- right-click here to open the album in a new tab, then come back to let us know your first impressions in the comments below.It's their first release since 2011's "Come Around Sundown
," and marks a comeback after the band almost broke apart when singer Caleb Followill
walked offstage during a tense Dallas show in mind-2011, leading to the cancellation of all subsequent 2011 tour dates.Long-time collaborator Angelo Petraglia
was back at the desk for production duties, with the band taking on their own recording studio for the first time."In November of last year, we started kicking ideas around in this shitty-ass place we bought that we turned into a studio,"
he told Rolling Stone
. "This record, we had to go back to the blueprint of what we did on our first album, when we locked ourselves in a house and rolled the dice."
The band previously revealed the song "Beautiful War
" from the new album, which we previewed last week.What's your first impression of the new Kings of Leon album "Mechanical Bull"? Better than their previous efforts? Let us know what you think in the comments.