Reviews Kasabian Kasabian



There was a slight revival in retro rock-n-roll a few years ago with the breakout albums from The Strokes and The White Stripes. But in the last year, we have seen a different take on this revival trend come to light. But rather than being limited to simply rock-n-roll, this second wave shares as much in common with New Order as they did with The Beatles. Musical acts like Franz Ferdinand and The Killers have incorporated new-wave and dance flavor into their retro-rock stylings. The UK crusaders in Kasabian would fit pretty well alongside these acts if it weren't for their songwriting techniques. Rather than write the more straightforward 'for-radio' singles, they write the songs that they want to commit to tape. Because of this, Kasabian, sounds like a salad bowl of musical styles; they don't mix and there are chunks of the influences throughout. My main complaint with Kasabian is that the music is very immature and undeveloped. The recording sounds more like songs that would show up on a b-sides collection or a discography album. The songwriting just isn't good enough to stand on its own and therefore the record suffers.

5.0 / 10Michael
Hot Dog Dayz zine
Leave a comment



5.0 / 10

5.0 / 10

Share this content
Recent reviews

Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots

8.5 / 10 Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots album cover

Jeff Gutt has a thankless task before him. Some might say impossible, even. He's replacing Scott Weiland, one of the most loved and recognizable frontmen of the last 30 years, ...


With Doom We Come

8.0 / 10 Summoning  - With Doom We Come album cover

Summoning have been at the forefront of Tolkien inspired metal for the twenty five years they’ve been a band. Formed in Austria in 1993, the duo take from the world ...

The Great Divide

Linger Over, Linger On

6.5 / 10 The Great Divide - Linger Over, Linger On album cover

The Great Divide came to my attention four years ago when they released their second release White Bird. At that time The Great Divide reminded me of bands like Stretch Arm Strong (Rituals ...



Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.