Kaiser Chiefs Essentials
Kaiser Chiefs showed up right on time. When the Leeds band released their 2005 debut album, Employment, groups like The Libertines and Franz Ferdinand had whipped the dance-punk/guitar-rock revival into full swing. Taking cues from the pogoing punk of legends like The Jam and The Clash, Kaiser Chiefs won a bevy of fans with their energetic and hugely melodic sound. Raucous, chart-bothering songs like "I Predict a Riot" and "Ruby" helped soundtrack Britain in the 21st century's first decade.