Velociraptor! - Kasabian Album Review
Released 16th September 2011 Sony Music Entertainment UK
Let’s Roll Just Like We Used To: The perfect opening track building slowly with the brass making the link back to West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum strong. A lyrically nostalgic track that reminds you of your childhood, but lively enough to kick start your ears for the rest of the album.
Days Are Forgotten: I heard a leaked version of this track months ago on Tumblr and immediately fell in love with it, playing it on repeat until it was removed. An obvious single choice due to its catchy yet soothing guitar riff; the verses are punchy against the strong bass, but the long drawn out chorus just makes the song epic. Plus you can’t help but join in with the ‘aaaahhh ah-ey-ah-ey-ah-ey-ah-ey- aaaaaahhhh’. Absolutely love the video for this single too, amazing graphics:
Goodbye Kiss: To me this track is the Thick As Thieves of West Ryder, definitely a personal favourite of mine. With a very 50’s era about it it’s a sweet little hum-a-long track. Simple yet effective. The song speaks for itself
La Fee Verte: One of the more experimental segues into and out of this track. Immediately threw over influences from The Beatles, from the line ‘I see Lucy in the sky, telling me I’m high’ mixed with the acoustic guitar and strong beat. It also reminded me of The Importance Of Being Idle by Oasis and some of the tracks appearing by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Not an overly memorable track, but the eerie ending segue sets it up perfectly in the run of the album.
Velociraptor!: Another track i’d heard before the full album release, but this time only the live version. I much prefer the heavier sound of the live track to the raw album version. I think it could have been mixed better to have a stronger guitar and bass without losing the vocals. Lyrics are genius, and will work well in a festival crowd as a sing-a-long track. Catchy, fresh and makes me want to move.
Acid Turkish Bath (Shelter From The Storm): The track I’ve not really worked out or warmed to yet. It could be due to its length, but I think it’s just a bit too repetitive and slow for me. Nothing much to report about if I’m being honest. Filler track?Continued on the next page