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Kings of Leon have made their way from the underdog bar-band darlings of their early days to an arena-sized draw and festival headliners. But the Nashville quartet's fanbase has grown at precisely the same rate that their music has diminished in quality. So here we are in 2013 with a tone-deaf but blindly dedicated audience that seemingly will put up with any old dreck, just as long as it's being made by the aptly named Followill brothers (and their cousin).
While KoL have just announced a large tour that will bring their southern-styled rock to big arenas all over the country in support of their newest effort, Mechanical Bull -- including a stop at the Target Center on March 6 -- we take a look back at how the band has managed to become so good at making such bad music.