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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
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