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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.

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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