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Album Review: Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud
The latest record from Kasabian is a catchy but largely forgettable affair, writes Nicholas Burton
For Crying Out Loud does have one of the catchiest songs I’ve heard in a long time. ‘You’re in Love with a Psycho’ is a song that makes complete sense to me within the context of the album, but not as a standalone single. This shows how Kasabian have come far in creating more coherent experiences with their albums, in similar vain to their first album Kasabian. It is good to hear that each song melds together well. The problem being that only a few stand out as single-worthy. ‘Comeback Kid’ is an illustration of the what Kasabian are capable of. But it just makes you think of what this album could have been.
“There doesn’t appear to be any real depth here. The songs seem to be Kasabian having a good time, producing good vibes for the listener
This album could have been Kasabian securing their place as one of the great modern rock acts of the last twenty years. Instead sadly, it is a good album which you will undoubtedly have a good time with, for the short duration you are attracted to it. There doesn’t appear to be any real depth here. The songs seem to be Kasabian having a good time, producing good vibes for the listener. There is some nice guitar work, but it is overshadowed by a constant need to have the bass on the drums as loud as possible, attempting to create more groove within the album.
For Crying Out Loud is not bad. It just isn’t great. And great is what I expect from Kasabian. I hope that they expect the same for themselves.