As ever, when we get to the penultimate day of an A-Z challenge, we must ask ourselves ‘Y’.
It can be hard to come up with an answer, but today I have managed to do just that.
Y is for Yours Truly Angry Mob
In their early days, Kaiser Chiefs always struck me as a band that would have been quite at home in the 90s Britpop scene. I don’t think they necessarily would have been one of the stand-out acts of that period, but they’d have been far from the worst.
In the noughties, they were quite possibly a little bit out of synch with the zeitgeist, but it didn’t stop them from being hugely popular for a few years. I was surprised to discover that they are still going though. Of their seven studio albums to date, I’m really only familiar with two and if I’m honest there are other bands whose back catalogues I’d be more interested in exploring than Kaiser Chiefs.
They were a lot of fun at their peak though and those first two albums are always worth revisiting when I’m on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Employment is probably the better album overall, but the follow-up Yours Truly Angry Mob opens with one of the most memorable hits of the noughties in Ruby.