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Employment

Kaiser ChiefsAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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Things could so easily have stayed the same. After more than 10 years, four albums, platinum record sales, a volley of top ten singles and 3 Brit Awards, it would have been simple for Kaiser Chiefs to sit back and coast a while, to enjoy the warm glow of being one of Britain’s most cherished bands.

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  • Audio CD (March 15, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • ASIN: B0007TKH1Q
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,665 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Is it too early for a Britpop revival? Not on the watch of Leeds quintet Kaiser Chiefs, who just a decade after the release of Blur's scene-making 1994 album, Parklife, offer a striking follow-up. They've hired the same producer--Stephen Street. They've studied the same influences--the Buzzcocks, the Jam, the Kinks. They've even picked up the same English slice-of-life themes--"I wanna wear my clothes tight/Matching jackets and a fistful of notes/New sneakers and a fresh pack of smokes," goes "Saturday Night." The resulting album, Employment, is just as catchy and captivating as you might expect, swinging from the stormy social commentary of "I Predict A Riot" to the shouty insouciance of "Oh My God." A Trainspotting sequel can't be far off. --Aidin Vaziri

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They've made Rolling Stone's "Hot List." And British music bible NME just gave them the magazine's coveted "Radar" award, for best band to watch. Features the hit 'I Predict A Riot'. Universal. 2005.

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ...Here they come, and the Kaiser Chiefs SCOOOOORE March 24, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Kaiser Chiefs hail from Leeds but named themselves after a soccer team in South Africa. After a commercially under-the-radar but critically acclaimed debut single last Spring, Kaiser Chiefs became a hot commodity, leading to the UK breakout single "I Predict a Riot" last Fall.

"Employment" (12 tracks, 44 min.) starts off with a British humor-bursting "Everyday I Love You Less and Less", with the music just as irreverent and fun. "I Predict a Riot" is the monster track on this album, insanely catchy (similar in spirit to Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" on its debut album). I'm just afraid that eventually this will cross play onto US mainstream radio and it'll get played to death (again, see "Take Me Out"). The first half of the album is near perfect: "Modern Way", "Na Na Na Na Naa" and "Oh My God" are all irresitable (the latter being that obscure debut single, but it's being re-released in the UK). The second half is not as strong, but still quite strong, in particular "Saturday Night", the lite-reggae "What Did I Ever Give You", and the 60s-Kinks sounding "Time Honoured Tradition".

It's not like the Kaiser Chiefs have come up with a new or unique sound, but "Employment" is a fun album with lots of catchy songs, very much like Franz Ferdinand did a year ago. The UK music scene is brimming with good new bands (the Futureheads, Kasabian, Bloc Party, etc.) and Kaiser Chiefs stand proudly at the head of that group. Highly recommended!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pneumothorax is a word that is long. August 18, 2005
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Kaiser Chiefs join the ranks of other nu-wave bands of the moment, and I, for one, can't get enough of this revival. It's challenging to place Kaiser Chiefs influences, but The Clash, Talking Heads, The Cars, and other new wave bands of yore come to my mind.

The band put a great deal of energy into "Employment", their debut album, and the lyrics are full of wry wit. However, in the end, it's the music that's a slight letdown. For some reason, listening to this album all the way through is repetitive. The band does differentiate each track, but the album as a whole has a very homogenous sound, which to me, became a little tiresome, thus the four star rating. Still, this is a great debut, and there are several songs to enjoy such as "Everyday I Love You Less And Less", "I Predict A Riot", "Modern Way", "Saturday Night" and "Time Honoured Tradition". The rest of the selections are strong, but not as memorable.

So, if you're looking for something else to listen to while you take a break from The Killers, Interpol, The Music, The Bravery, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, The Postal Service, Dogs Die In Hot Cars, Louis XIV, Gwen Stefani, Bloc Party, Caesars, The Futureheads or Duran Duran, then check out "Employment" by Kaiser Chiefs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hail To The Kaiser Chiefs March 21, 2005
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I purchased this album after hearing "I Predict a Riot" a couple times and "Oh My God" maybe once. I was hoping to find a collection of songs that were in the quirky vein of Franz Ferdinand, but with a slightly harder edge. Employment delivers that and more. Certainly, as other reviewers have pointed out, "I Predict a Riot" and "Oh My God" are the two best songs on the album. But I would disagree that the rest of the songs are simply filler. Every album is going to have a few tracks that are stronger than the rest. The challenge to any band is making the whole album interesting enough to to make you want to listen to it all the way through.

Each of the tracks on this album has a very accessible hook to it that will have you singing along and banging on the steering wheel in no time. Even some of the slower songs have gritty guitar riffs and tempo changes interwoven to prevent you from falling into the power ballad coma. But the whole album is a slight side trip from the cookie cutter music that we're spoon fed on commercial radio. Instead of staying on the mainstream music expressway, this is a really enjoyable drive down a salty side street not travelled by the everyday listener.

Comparisons to other artists will always be made and, in many cases, will be accurate. Maybe they're the next Beatles, maybe not. Being a Beatles fan, I highly doubt it. What it really comes down to as an everyday consumer and music fan is: "Is this album going to be fun to listen to?" To that, I would say, resoundingly, "Yes".

So why not a whole five stars? I would've liked to hear a couple more uptempo songs like "I Predict a Riot".

Either way, they're going to be a mainstay on my digital music player and many other people stuck in traffic with me will be exposed to the Kaiser Chiefs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 3, 2005
By Donna
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I was first introduced to the Kaiser Chiefs through the recommendation of some people overseas, though I was reluctant to bother. I fell in love the moment I heard I Predict a Riot, Wrecking Ball and Take my Temperature. For weeks I anticipated their album hitting the shelves, and I was not left disappointed. Listening to Employment leaves a smile on your face from start to finish, and as opposed to sticking to the same sounding songs, the men of this group go out of their way to make everything unique while still staying true to themselves. You will not be dissappointed by a single track and I guarantee you'll soon wear out your copy of the CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, great band
Great album, great band. If you like the British, No Wave sound, these guys do it wonderfully. Great songs on this album, catchy hooks and well played jams. Read more
Published 27 days ago by The Critic
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band!
I had the opportunity to see this band live at the Austin City Limits and loved them. This CD is great.
Published 9 months ago by Holly Karnes
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brand New Rock Sound With Style And Attitude!"
Showcased by their excellent harmonic vocals, a striking beat, sharp songwriting, Eurobeat-style
electric keyboard solo or piano solo and exhilarating rock and roll, the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by RH
4.0 out of 5 stars great cd
This is the first kaiser chiefs album I have bought. I actually found it as a recomendation from amazon. I listened to the samples and tried it. I was plesantly supprised. Read more
Published on July 19, 2010 by not mark twain
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh My God (I can't believe it!)
This band, like Interpol, was cool to me at first, a British indie-rock style with a few catchy songs. Read more
Published on November 11, 2009 by ReservedRealist
3.0 out of 5 stars More filler than killer
A couple of songs are well known and great fun, but there isn't a lot of creativity here.
Published on November 5, 2009 by wilburforce
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweep Me Up
I don't know where I was when this album came out but Kaiser Chiefs were sweeping the Brit Awards the year I watched it and after catching their performance of "I Predict A Riot" I... Read more
Published on June 25, 2008 by Bradley Jacobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Employment
I recently purchased the new Kaiser Chiefs CD "Employment". I thought it was excellent. I enjoyed every track on the album, especially "Modern Way", "Caroline, Yes", "Oh My God",... Read more
Published on May 31, 2008 by Poil de Carotte
1.0 out of 5 stars ...tee hee...you americans really don't know what you're getting...
...I come here as a warning to all of you who aren't aware of their arrogant scraping the barrel abysmalness... Read more
Published on March 14, 2008 by OMNIGOSS
4.0 out of 5 stars Neo New Wave?
One review I've read of this album describes its sound as "New Wave revival." The album's best song, the thundering "I Predict a Riot" is the Clash meets Supergrass; a great song. Read more
Published on December 9, 2007 by S. Zayas
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