There's nothing particularly original about Kasabian. The hirsute Leicester band swaggers like the Stone Roses, plays dance-rock like Primal Scream, and mouths off like Oasis. Singer Tom Meighan even once famously derided Strokes singer Julian Casablancas in an interview with the NME as a "posh f---ing skier." But these are also the things that make Kasabian's debut so endearing. It's an album that spills over with personality and confidence, delivering massive club anthems in the form of songs like "Processed Beats," "Cutt Off" and "L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)," where the band finds just the right balance between primitive riffs and space-age grooves. -- Aidin Vaziri
The cd starts off with a kick, they're big hit clubfoot, but after that the album seems to slur into one long song of the same beats, and predictable sounds, I didn't find it to be very orginal or new. It was okay, I wouldn't reccommend it to anyone, but its not horrible.
This is definately one of the best albums of 2004(released in 2005 for north america). I bought the made in EU version a few months before the North American release was out. The only thing I found bad about it was that the album was missing the tracks: Orange, Pinch Roller and Ovary Stripe. I went to HMV today and looked at the North American release and found the tracks were listed the same as mine. Only 10tracks were on it. I really don't know why this website has listed the track names wrong because when I got mine it was different. I am slightly dissapointed with that and feel ripped off by HMV/amazon.
Though released in late '04, this disc will get all of its mainstream attention in early '05 and I'm making an early call on this being the top disc of the year. Without getting over my head in detail, the first six tracks are all pure hits and the last four are defintely listenable. If you're Madchester fan in any form, buy this disc.