Kings of Leon are back with their fifth album, following the platinum success of Only By The Night. The band, made up of three brothers and a cousin from the Followill clan, seem to be in a jam. They seem to be unsure whether to stick with their trademark Southern sound, or go for a stadium-rock style with instant mass appeal. Fans who have followed the Kings from the start will be disappointed with their latest offering. Far from being a return to their roots, Come Around Sundown is a commercial album clearly designed at boosting their fame. The song Opener The End is a certain crowd-pleaser, custom-built for live gigs. Lead singer Caleb milks his voice at every chance. He stretches out his words to sound grand. The effect is corny, though. Old fans will miss the spark that gave Kings of Leon their energy. The song's best part is at its end, which features randomly delightful piano notes. Mary offers a hint of what this album could have been. Guitarist Matthew has the opportunity to truly shine for the first time on an album, but Caleb's constant moans nearly ruin the effect. The album could be summed up this way: the best parts are when the Followills follow their hearts and stay clear of the mainstream.