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Velociraptor!

Kasabian

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With Kasabian’s fourth studio album, the Leicestershire quintet takes sound advice from Marc Bolan: Velociraptor! opens with the banging of a gong. From there, Spanish horns invoke romantic matador imagery before morphing into an Eastern-tinged verse. The chorus of “Let’s Roll Just Like We Used To” is a post-Oasis Britpop anthem replete with singer Tom Meighan’s Liam Gallagher-inspired inflections. The standout second song, “Days Are Forgotten”, shows how the band reworks the Britpop blueprint with its own ideas. Here it injects the baggy beats of early-‘90s Madchester with a harder-driving rhythm and unpredictable melodies that get more infectious with repeated listens. Some White Stripes adoration surfaces in the chorus of “Re-wired,” but the band’s labyrinthine lead-up to the refrain reveals a healthy balance of originality and hero worship. Similarly, the beat-dappled title track spotlights the group’s love for The Chemical Brothers, but the quirky whimsy overflowing from the chorus is 100 percent Kasabian.

Customer Reviews

Not impressed

I love kasabian and have done since the very first album. BUT i am really disappointed with this album its really slow and most of the songs sound very similar compared to albums of old were near enough every song stood out. This does have a couple of good songs but nowhere near as good as the other albums.

Kasabian Rule

Love this album

Kasabian - Velociraptor!

Been waiting ages for this album, and with all the boast's from serge and tom that's its brilliant i was expecting something brilliant and i aint disappointed!
Stand out tracks for me are Days are Forgotten, Re-Wired and Goodbye Kiss!

Biography

Formed: 1999 in Leicester, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Kasabian took the British press by storm in the early 2000s by mixing traces of the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, and Primal Scream with Oasis-sized confidence and DJ Shadow-influenced electronics. Named after Linda Kasabian, Charles Manson's getaway driver turned state witness, the Leicester-based group also stole a page from the Band by moving into a remote farmhouse to brew its music. Communal life and a slew of shared influences produced an electronic, rock-oriented sound that harked back to the...
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