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

Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 87
  2. Negative: 4 out of 87

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  1. TiagoM.
    Jun 10, 2009
    5
    When (or why) did Kasabian become an ordinary rock band? I'm lost, confused and sad... So they are.
  2. KenJ
    Aug 10, 2009
    5
    Reasonably good pop music. I can understand their stadium appeal--good music to listen to drunk rather than stoned. Kitchen sink production - couldn't they have left something out-over cooked, not subtle and not likely to last more than say...3yrs?
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

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.