Album Of The Week: Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

This is the third album from the lads from Leicester. With a heady mix of ’60s psychedelia, blues, ’90s Brit pop and a touch of disco, it’s their most diverse album to date. Right from the epic Underdog, through to the discoesque Where Did All The Love Go, new single Fire, to the classic Kasabian of Vlad The Impaler with its samples and angry electric guitars, there’s a variety of texture and melody. With West Rider/Silver Bullet, which features spoken word from Rosario Dawson, there’s even a touch of the Spaghetti western. Fans will love the album, but with its blend of big beats, ambition, and nods to the ’60s, it could change the minds of those who’ve doubted them up to this point.

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