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Kaiser Chiefs

Education, Education, Education & War [LP]

Education, Education, Education & War [LP]

UPC: 880882197018

Format: LP (2 disc)

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The fifth long-player from the Leeds-based festival rockers with a penchant for climbing lighting rigs and crafting arm-waving anthems that fuse the anthemic scope of classic Brit-pop with the insular, progressive cynicism of early-2000s indie rock, begins with the rousing "Factory Gates," a distillation of all of those aforementioned attributes that sounds a bit like what is arguably their most well-known song, 2005's "I Predict a Riot." As arena anthems go, you could do a lot worse than the infectious, aforementioned earworm of an opener and the like-minded "Ruffians on Parade," or the propulsive and pugilistic "Misery Company," a wily and willfully melodic ode to self-deprecation that's built around a chorus of maniacal laughter. There's a refreshing, devil-may-care cavalier attitude to Education, Education, Education & War that eradicates much of the desperation that was beginning to creep in after 2007's Yours Truly, Angry Mob. ~ James Christopher Monger

Tracks:

Disc 1:
1 - Factory Gates
2 - Coming Home
3 - Misery Company
4 - Ruffians on Parade
5 - Meanwhile Up in Heaven
Disc 2:
1 - One More Last Song
2 - My Life
3 - Bows & Arrows
4 - Cannons
5 - Roses