West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

  • Record Label: Red Ink
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 84
  2. Negative: 4 out of 84

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  1. SueL
    Jun 15, 2009
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    Absolutely awful album. Read some really great reviews and thought I should give it a try. It was terrible. Do not buy this album!
  2. JocelynM
    Jun 9, 2009
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    Really REALLY disappointing album. I would ask for my money back if I could!!!!! Horrible.
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The result is an interesting, unexpected piece of work, devoid of a militantly commercial single like Empire's self-titled track, and lacking the shaggy Madchester vibes that Christopher Karloff brought to 2004's Kasabian.
  2. One suspects the end product here may have had more to do with the record's producer than its creators, and as a result, this album is as unconvincing as the band's hollow assurances that they're open to embracing new horizons.
  3. Sounding more like Animal Collective than The La’s, in these times when one wrong move is seeing bands of Kasabian’s stature sink like stones, it seemed a brave comeback.