- Audio CD (March 30, 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Insideoutmusic 2003
- ASIN: B0035KGWV8
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,026,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Black Like Sunday Import
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Loved (from best to merely adequate): Ear Candy, Gretchen, King's X, Dogman, Faith Hope Love, Tapehead, Out Of The Silent Planet.
HATED (From most depised to merely disliked): Please Come Home Mr. Bulbous, Manic Moonlight, Black Like Sunday.
In other words, King's X took a shockingly bad turn with Bulbous, and they've been struggling to recover ever since. They've made another step on the road to recovery, but they aren't there yet. I thought Ear Candy was their best work, but I can also understand why people like Gretchen so much. It's a great album. "Black Like Sunday" is missing all the things that made us love King's X in the first place. Gone are the stellar harmony vocals, the lightning guitar leads, the hooks that were original yet effective, and the lead vocal contributions from the other band members. This record is raw and unpolished (which might work for Alice in Chains, but not King's X), the music is uninspired, Doug Pinnick handles all lead vocal duties and most of the back-up, and while much of the music still has those original sounding hooks, they're just not as interesting as they used to be. I'm all for a band progressing and evolving, but that's not what King's X is doing. They're not picking up new "musical tools" to add to their bag. They're trading in their good tools for bad ones.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A collection of early pre-King's X demos tarted up for release. Some awesome tracks on here. Essential purchase for fans.Published 23 months ago by Wayne Simmons
The King's X album Black Like Sunday is a great, yet grossly under-rated album. Right up there with their other more popular albums, it surprises me that this one did not see the... Read morePublished on December 22, 2013 by Robert A. Vondruska
I dont know why this album is often put down by Kings X fans. Great stuff here, I can't believe I took so long to buy it. Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by frank
As far as King's X albums go it was better than average. The guitarist was really on point on a few tracks. At the same time...they have done better song-writing in the past. Read morePublished on November 17, 2012 by Scotty Jay
I just finished listening to Black Like Sunday again after not having taken it off the CD shelf for several years and I'm sorry to say it hasn't gotten any better. Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by ghendar
Like a lot of the reviewers on here, my opinion of Black Like Sunday is mixed. This isn't a bad album by any means but if you are a longtime fan, you can tell that King's X wrote... Read morePublished on February 26, 2011 by John Alapick
This was an album KING'S X put out where they rerecorded some tunes from the very early days of the band and even before they were known as KING'S X. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by Franz Kiffka
Watching the band's material decline post-Dogman was like watching said dog hobble into a new decade, decades late.