After 16 years, Kings of Leon still manages to release music. On their seventh studio album Walls, the band sticks to their old-school, rock-band vibe. This ten track album has a very monotonous sound throughout the songs, mainly due to Caleb Followill’s mumbling voice, which makes it harder to understand the lyrics, in a way that only makes the music more interesting. When I listened to this album for the first time, all I wanted to do was leave, take a break from the midterm madness, and rent a Mustang and just drive while playing this album on the radio. The album opens up with “Waste of a Moment.” It has this very upbeat, get-on-your-feet energy to it, so it makes sense that this was the single released for the album. “Muchacho” took me back home with the Latin cha-cha sound it has. They concluded the album with the title track “Walls,” and it leaves this sense of lost and longing for something. Walls allows non-hardcore King of Leon fans like myself to appreciate their art, and it leaves you wanting more. Even though this album was much more mainstream than their past work, I believe Kings of Leon still managed to maintain a distinct sound and to create a solid album.