• Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Mar 8, 2005

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Under The Radar
    An unstoppable, intense and astonishing assault on the senses that gives a respectable nod to the past while it blazes a trail to the future. [#9]
  2. This is how the Stone Roses' Second Coming could have - should have - sounded.
  3. Whether it is described as danceable rock, rock-infused dance or sinister Britpop, Kasabian has made an excellent debut album.
  4. The Primal's early, earthy strut is matched here and wrested to the dark side – Jesus and Mary's Black Rebel Motorcycle Chain, all atmospherics, with huge, galloping riffs.
  5. If imitation is the biggest form of flattery, everyone involved in the Manchester scene circa 1988 will be smiling ear to ear when they hear Kasabian.
  6. Mojo
    Takes the most accessible aspects of the house-soaked, pre-Britpop scene and crafts a swaggering debut that places songwriting suss firmly above pointless posturing. [Oct 2004, p.97]
  7. New Musical Express (NME)
    Kasabian's paranoid mindset is so in tune with the zeitgeist you almost imagine singer Tom Meighan has a sell-by date stamped on the arse of his corduroy strides. [4 Sep 2004, p.71]
  8. More balls than brains, but it's that swaggering, careless spirit that gives Kasabian its razor-sharp edge.
  9. Paste Magazine
    Kasabian dutifully makes good on the grand tradition. [Apr/May 2005, p.136]
  10. Urb
    [A] big, bold, rock-for-the-dance-floor romp. [Jun 2005, p.84]
  11. Approaching this album, I was skeptical. I was convinced it would be one of those albums with three good songs (the singles) and a load of filler. But it’s actually a solid, quality album with a smattering of great tunes and loads of shuffly beats that will make you lose control of your feet.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44
  1. MichelleK
    Apr 13, 2007
    Awesome Album, awesome live band. what else can i say. Best Tracks: LSF, Cutt Off, ID, Club Foot, Processed Beats
  2. JoseAntonioC
    Jan 14, 2007
  3. SlobodanS
    Aug 6, 2005
    Simply excellent