Inside In/Inside Out is the first album ever released by The Kooks, and it is very good. Frontman Luke Pritchard is the main theme throughout. On the musical side, its his dreamy voice that guides most of the songs to their high points, with the sophisticated and subtle cracks of a man who seems to know that puberty goes well with emotional love songs. On the other hand, his curly locks, slightly awkwardly-but-mostly-awesomely-alternatively cut, are what bring thousands of fanatical girls to their live performances.
It is a good think, therefore, that the songs are rather good as well. "Seaside", the album's opener, is nothing more than Pritchard's voice and a plaintively plucked acoustic guitar. It is in these moments that Inside In/Inside Out shines: when the songs are stripped down, as opposed to layered. "She Moves in Her Own Way" and the renowned "Naïve" further this point.
The Kooks' first album isn't their best, but definitely worth owning regardless. Buy it, enjoy it.