By Chuck Arnold Sharon Cotliar
October 13, 2008 12:00 PM

Only by the Night


After last year’s disappointing Because of the Times, Kings of Leon rule again on their fourth album. They turn up the heat with “Sex on Fire,” a testosterone-fueled rocker that provides the highlight. Another standout track, the slow-grinding “I Want You,” keeps the desire burning, while moody, bluesy ballads like “Use Somebody” show that they can think—and feel—above the crotch.

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