Aha Shake Heartbreak
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Aha Shake Heartbreak

February 22, 2005

Song Title
Slow Night, So Long
King Of The Rodeo
Taper Jean Girl (Explicit)
Pistol Of Fire
The Bucket
Soft (Explicit)
Day Old Blues
Four Kicks
Velvet Snow
Rememo (Explicit)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 22, 2005
  • Release Date: February 22, 2005
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 35:03
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  • ASIN: B00138J86U
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,388 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KICKS THE CRAP OUT OF THE DEBUT (4.6 stars) December 16, 2004
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First things first.

This is not like the debut album. Aha Shake is much more dynamic record. It stops and starts on a dime and the music has been pushed a bit more in all directions. Now don't get me wrong, it's still the same basic sound found on Youth and Young Manhood, it's just a bit more polished and thought-out in all areas.

You get indie-style radio friendly rockers like King Of The Rodeo and (the first single) The Bucket. But you also get a nice mix of slower numbers like Milk and Day Old Blues. The main difference from the debut is the slow numbers do MUCH more than slow the tempo. Milk is almost experimental in it's sparce arrangement and vocal delivery, while Day Old Blues pushes the idea of what is a chorus.

I found this record just as enjoyable as the first but I feel it has more to offer for the long haul, and that's just one reason why it's been one of my favorite records this year.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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It breaks my heart to give this disc 1 star, because it is fantastic. It is awe-inspiring and balls out freakin rock n roll the likes of which this world needs more of. And I love it. The problem is that the Digital Rights Management nonsense that BMG and RCA have forced on their consumers with this disc is insufferable and should not be tolerated. The issue is that you CANNOT play this disc on your iPod. Not only that, but the lable FAILS TO MAKE THIS CLEAR in any of the packaging on this disc, which means that you don't find out you are screwed until AFTER you blow your ten dollars and get this home.

This is seriously a giant middle finger to consumers. Who in thier right minds would release, in this day and age, a product that is unusable on a technology that is embraced by 99% of the potential audience? And it could only be outright greed that would force a company to overlook mentioning this fact to its customers. The album is available for download on iTunes. How hard is to put some kind of notification on the CD packaging that would have enabled me to not waste 10 bucks on the CD and instead download it from iTUnes?

Finally, to play this CD on your computer, you are forced to download a piece of software called MediaMax. I'm sorry but I refuse to put a piece of potential data mining software on my system simply to listen to one band's music. Who knows what kind of security holes are in this piece of software.

All in all, BMG, RCA and the Kings of Leon should be ashamed of this. FIX IT. And I want my ten dollars back.
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69 of 81 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of the Year...worst DRM October 31, 2005
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I feel pretty strongly that this album is the best album this year. Seriously. Songwriting, musicianship, production are all far outside what anyone else is doing today in modern music. The sound of this album is completely unequaled when compared to most other current recordings.

That being said, the DRM appears to be far worse then everyone here is claiming. There is evidence that Sony is employing rootkit techniques to install hidden files on your PC that cannot be removed. Not being able to easily copy files to an iPod is one thing, installing hidden unremoveable files on your PC is another.

Do a google search for "Sony" and "Rootkit", or check out this site:

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53 of 65 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars COPY PROTECTION CAN RUIN YOUR COMPUTER!!!! November 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Stay away from this CD!!! What good is it if you can't listen to it? Feel like having to reinstall ALL of your software like I had to do? The copy protection on this CD crippled my computer -- don't let it happen to you!!!

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39 of 49 people found the following review helpful
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As many people may know by now, Sony was recently caught with egg on their face when a security specialist found out that a recently purchased CD (Van Zant: Get Right With The Man) from Sony music not only installed DRM software (digital rights management, to limit and outright prevent copying music to certain devices), but it did so in such a sneaky way that it hid itself entirely from Windows, and opened the system up to security issues such as viruses.

This CD has the same copyright protection, called XCP. When installed, Sony hijacks your computer and installs custom software which:

1) Hides itself entirely from Windows by installing as a rootkit

2) Hides itself in such a manner that any files begining with $sys$ are also hidden. For example, if you install the XCP copy protection software on your machine, and rename "document.doc" to "$sys$document.doc" it then becomes invivisble to you forever.

3) Installs its own custom CD-Rom drivers to hijack your system. It also sneakily names these drivers "Plug and Play Device Manager" to seem as if it's a part of Windows. Trying to delete these drivers manually will disable your CD-Rom drive entirely.

4) Offers no uninstall option until you manually contact Sony

As of my writing this review, Sony has "apologized" for this incident, and claims they will "re-evaluate" this copyright protection software on their CDs in the future.

In the meantime, a virus is currently running wild, which names itself begining with $sys$ in an attempt to hide from the user and virus scanners.

Several class action lawsuits are also pending against Sony right now.

In summary, as you can tell from above, Sony's actions here are absolutely horrible. This is your music.
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Not taking away from their more current hits, Aha Shake Heartbreak is a great collection of their earlier works and is a definate must-have for any Kings fan!
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