Billboard (p.40) - "'Mi Amigo' has the stripped-down junkie rock jangle of the greatest songs from 2005's AHA SHAKE HEARTBREAK."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The turning point is 'Back Down South'....[They] tap into a real passion, Caleb singing with tangible warmth over guitars and fiddles that curl like wood smoke."
Clash (magazine) - "Caleb Followill opens his heart throughout -- he sounds yearning; his usual fervid bawls here turn into tender pines."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith 'The Face,' an atmospheric ballad with a weirdly Joy Division-flavoured tone."
Uncut (magazine) (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The band keep the pedal to the metal with 'The Immortals', a massive slab of mutated Southern boogie with a funky groove in the transitions leading into a stately cadence under mushroom-cloud choruses."
Uncut (magazine) (p.34) - Ranked #50 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[P]otent...playing to the band's contradictory strengths."
Released two years after the international breakthrough hit Only by the Night, Come Around Sundown continues Kings of Leon's journey into the upper echelon of mainstream pop/rock, with super-sized choruses and guitar heroics thrown in for good measure.