Education, Education, Education & War

Education, Education, Education & War

by Kaiser Chiefs


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The fifth long-player from the Leeds-based festival rockers with a penchant for climbing lighting rigs and crafting arm-waving anthems that fuse the anthemic scope of classic Brit-pop with the insular, progressive cynicism of early-2000s indie rock, begins with the rousing "Factory Gates," a distillation of all of those aforementioned attributes that sounds a bit like what is arguably their most well-known song, 2005's "I Predict a Riot." As arena anthems go, you could do a lot worse than the infectious, aforementioned earworm of an opener and the like-minded "Ruffians on Parade," or the propulsive and pugilistic "Misery Company," a wily and willfully melodic ode to self-deprecation that's built around a chorus of maniacal laughter. There's a refreshing, devil-may-care cavalier attitude to Education, Education, Education & War that eradicates much of the desperation that was beginning to creep in after 2007's Yours Truly, Angry Mob.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2014
Label: Ato Records
UPC: 0880882197025
catalogNumber: 2197025
Rank: 107471

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kaiser Chiefs   Primary Artist
Bill Nighy   Narrator
Ricky Wilson   Vocals,Group Member
Simon Rix   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Nick Baines   Keyboards,Group Member
Andrew White   Guitar,Group Member
Ben H. Allen   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Vijay Mistry   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Richard Wilkinson   Composer,Additional Production
Cally   Producer,Art Direction
Fraser T. Smith   Composer
Mick Webster   Management
Marcus Killian   Composer
Ricky Wilson   Composer,Writer
Simon Rix   Composer
Nick Baines   Composer
James Sandom   Management
Jason Kingsland   Engineer
Petraglia   Composer
Andrew White   Composer
Nik Rose   Contributor
Sumner Jones   Engineer
Mark Bengtson   Pro-Tools
Gavin Bush   Engineer
Ben H. Allen   Composer,Programming,Producer
Ross Neil   Drawing

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