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Employment [CD]

Kaiser Chiefs Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (7 Mar 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: B-Unique
  • ASIN: B0007MVY2O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,998 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Everyday I Love You Less and Less 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Predict A Riot 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Modern Way 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Na Na Na Na Naa 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You Can Have It All 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Oh My God 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Born To Be A Dancer 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Saturday Night 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. What Did I Ever Give You 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Time Honoured Tradition 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Caroline, Yes 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Team Mate 3:230.99  Buy MP3 

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On Employment, raffish, trilby-clad young Leeds quintet Kaiser Chiefs prove themselves the logical heirs to the Britpop throne previously warmed by the likes of Blur and Supergrass, twinning expectant verses with rollicking choruses and generally acting very much like indie-rock's latest swaggering young Jack the Lads.

There's no doubt, the Kaisers know their rock history: "Oh My God" and "Every Day I Love You Less and Less" barrel along with something of Madness' playful charm, while "You Can Have It All" and the lush "Caroline, Yes" appear to be conscious nods to the sleepy, harmony-laden Californian pop vision of Brian Wilson. The lyrics of frontman Ricky Wilson, however, are rooted in a very English sensibility--one often traditional and occasionally, bizarrely archaic: "Walking through town is quite scary/ It's not very pretty, I tell thee," he gasps on adrenaline-fuelled urban nightmare "I Predict A Riot". It's the sort of pleasingly unusual idiosyncrasy that sees Employment stand out from the fashionable indie pack, and assuming the Chiefs can continue to keep their foibles the right side of irksome, any attitude is thoroughly justified. --Louis Pattison

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KAISER CHIEFS Employment (2005 UK 12-track CD album - their Mercury Award nominated debut album including the storming singles I Predict A Riot Oh My God Everyday I Love You And Less and Modern Way picture sleeve BUN93CD)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everyday you'll love it more and more! 22 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
Employment is a truly addictive album, you'll find yourself singing along in no time. It seems like the Kasier Chiefs might have lost their rhyming dictionary when they wrote this album, so look out for some comedy rhyming (since when did 'beaten' and 'police men' rhyme?? but they pull it off!)
This is very upbeat, the kind of music to pull you out of a bad mood and make you want to dance like a mad thing. There are occasional air guitar moments, head banging moments and dozens of sing out loud opportunities. A real must if you're looking for something a little different to spice up your record collection and keep you smiling for months to come.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is this their first album? 1 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
My 15 year old daughter introduced me to this album. She has good taste, but I am 53 and very little music has impressed me in recent years. She says this is the KC's first album. To be honest I'm amazed. She plays it a lot, and I listen to it, a lot! It's excellent, though I wouldn't have a clue as to what style of music it is, no doubt she will enlighten me. I detect some quality 60's, elements of 70's and some Punk (which I hated at the time). If this is their first album, what will follow? So, why only 4 stars? Age and experience! But, I'm still impressed.
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60 of 71 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I predict a riot... 21 Feb 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Hype, hype, hype, and errr a bit more hype. "Grown up" music these days (by that, I mean indie/alt rock etc) is turning into just as much of a publicity contest as the Pop-Idol stuff. Another year, another clutch of 5-star debut albums from NME - "the best debut album since... oooh, last week!" You can rely on them almost as much as you can rely on the second album being slagged off, no-one buying it, and the band drifting into irrelevance. But people, I am here to tell you that Kaiser Chiefs are genuinely something different.
As a whole, the sound is so old, it's new! It's also a real mixed bag - there are elements of The Jam, XTC, glam rock, 80s electronic music, the list goes on. The first three tracks alone are probably worth the price of the album, and the sheer energy from a loud play of I Predict A Riot is probably enough to power your house for a few weeks!
But I have request to make: PLEASE don't let this album get hyped up too much, go out, buy it, enjoy it, but don't push them up only to let them crash again - it happens far too much these days...
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pneumothorax is a word that is long... 2 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
After 2004's proliferation of rather impressive British bands, The Kaiser Chiefs seem like they're not going to let 2005 be a musical disappointment. This debut album is really enjoyable and catchy and won't let people who like 'I predict a Riot' and 'Oh My God' down. They're a top band who have a similar attitude to Blur and other mid-90's Brit pop acts, yet they fit perfectly with other new acts such as Bloc Party, with music magazines like NME constantly mentioning them in the same breath.
The album is, unsuprsingly, riotous, good fun and smart arsey (in a good way.) Suprisingly, however, some of the lyrics can be tender and sweet, particuarly in songs such as 'You Can Have It All' and 'Team Mate.' The stand out track of 'Employment' is 'I Predict A Riot' and people shouldn't expect all the songs to be as classic, which is one of the reasons why I'm only giving the album 4 stars. Another reason is that the album is a grower, and took a few listens for me to really get into it and might not grab everyone immediately. Overall, The Kaiser Chiefs should be in every indie kid's CD collection because all 12 tracks are good enough to be singles. They may not be as trendy and arty as Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand or many of the bands that were big last year but they're just as good and just as worthy of success.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good 13 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album has had rave reviews and when you hear you know why. The songs that have been released are by far the best songs on the album and some songs seem tooo repetitive and arent quite up to standard but if you like what they have released you will like the album.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jumping with Joy 4 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Kaiser Chiefs ask What did I ever give you?
Well boys, your songs are so bouncy, I find this album really uplifting. They are all great singalong tracks with some really amusing, if nonsensical, lyrics. Okay, I am in my forties so perhaps they remind me of my youth - but what fun that is!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A down and dirty treat. 8 Aug 2006
Format:Audio CD
This really is down and dirty, grab em by the balls and don't let go, rock and roll. This is a fantastic album and the boys are getting their rightful rewards for producing it. If you haven't heard it yet, you're wrong, well partly - you must certainly have heard clips as so many are used on TV for trailers or articles within programmes. (Not to mention the various karaoke versions Phil Jupitus delivered on 'Never mind the buzzcocks'.) These Leeds boys really know how to rock and that songs have to start with terrific music, not scrag end stuff that can be fixed in the mix! Kaiser Chief will be massive. Get in now, so in years to come you can say you were there from the beginning.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An impulse buy, but WHAT an impulse! 11 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
This might very well prove to be a 5 star CD.
I actually had never heard of the Kaiserchiefs before yesterday, when I was in MVC (Sorry Amazon) in town and heard this incredibly catchy, whimsical, clever and enjoyable music.
I hung around for track after track and they all seemed as good as each other, so I asked what it was and within minutes had a copy in my grubby hands.
Listening again now and it has elements of new wave, the Beach Boys, britpop and the latest art-bands like Franz Ferdinand, but with a distintive sound all of its own!
Just for the first 4 tracks alone this album is a 'must-have' 2005 CD, but what I really liked, above that, was
the packaging. I've not seen so much with a CD EVER - Quite took me back to the days of my youth and gatefold albums.
Great stuff, great music, great band, great packaging - Call it 4.5 stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant music,get a copy
Published 10 days ago by Duncan John Wadington
4.0 out of 5 stars this was a gift for my friend after she had listened to my copy of...
I am a fan of The Chiefs and this is a great album - Education Education War is even better. Great stuff
Published 1 month ago by Daisy
5.0 out of 5 stars old songs
Fab old school kaiser chiefs, excellent songs, take's me back to the beginning of them, great to sing along too!!!
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Although I have always enjoyed listening to Kaiser Chiefs music, I never went out and bought a CD (I don't do downloads by the way). Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sonya
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaiser Chiefs
As an old sixties fan I did not expect to like this group but they are great and the album is real value for the money spent.
Published 2 months ago by Michael Huggins
5.0 out of 5 stars onlyme
Employment is a very good album to start of your musical career and they sound just as good live as I found out a few years ago now, they have not released any thing new for about... Read more
Published 6 months ago by a guy
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok kinda
Someone suggested this a long time ago and so I just bought it, it's alright - not my favourite music, but ok for when I'm in the mood.
Published 12 months ago by Sunny
1.0 out of 5 stars I predict a load of old rubbish
I'm at a loss to explain the popularity of The Kaisers and their particularly charmless brand of urchin rock. Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2009 by J. Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Debue ever, 4 indie rock
i bought this album after i heard 'i predict a riot'. every song is great, and the lyrics. GREAT sound 4 a debue even. Read more
Published on 4 Sep 2008 by Stephen J. Charlton
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent debut
"Excellent debut album ! favourite tracks...Everyday I Love You Less and Less,I Predict A Riot,Modern Way,You Can Have It All"
Published on 28 Aug 2007 by There'd be plenty of stars And not too many
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