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KasabianAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Biography by David Jeffries
Kasabian took the British press by storm in the early 2000s by mixing traces of the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, and Primal Scream with Oasis-sized confidence and DJ Shadow-influenced electronics. Named after Linda Kasabian, Charles Manson's getaway driver turned state witness, the Leicester-based group also stole a page from the Band by moving into a remote ... Read more in Amazon's Kasabian Store

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  • Audio CD (September 27, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink
  • ASIN: B005IY3DP2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,769 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let's Roll Just Like We Used To
2. Days Are Forgotten
3. Goodbye Kiss
4. La Fee Verte
5. Velociraptor!
6. Acid Turkish Bath (Shelter From The Storm)
7. I Hear Voices
8. Re-Wired
9. Man of Simple Pleasures
10. Switchblade Smiles
11. Neon Noon

Editorial Reviews

2011 album from the award-winning British rockers. The follow-up to the acclaimed West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Velociraptor! was recorded in Leicester and mixed in San Francisco. Written and produced by Sergio Pizzorno, Velociraptor! is a major leap forward from Britain's biggest band.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disclaimer: I Freakin' Love Kasabian September 27, 2011
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Songwriter Sergio Pizzorno has been stating that Velociraptor! is Kasabian's "jukebox record," and on the first listen, I understood what he meant. To me it feels like a Master's Thesis in rock and roll; Kasabian's take on almost every genre for the past 50 years. There's the electro-club dance piece ("I Hear Voices"), the hip hop influenced one ("Days Are Forgotten"), the techno-industrial headbanger ("Switchblade Smiles"), the 80s hair-band big rocker ("Re-wired"). With such a wide range of styles, there is something for almost everyone to appreciate. But the truly amazing thing about Velociraptor! is that it is such a unified work for something so ambitiously diverse. It gelled for me immediately, but I know a number of people who have said that it's a grower, that it takes a few listens before it really starts to impress.

There are two things which hold it together - the first and most obvious is the quality of the songwriting. Serge Pizzorno is the man when it comes to writing catchy rock hooks. But it's deceptively simple - a deeper examination reveals the subtle touches on every piece: a syncopated handclap, the sound of a typewriter, a burst of orchestration, a new attention to the gorgeous harmonies created when Pizzorno's soaring voice wraps around Meighan's earthy vocals (as in the chorus to "Let's Roll Just Like We Used To"), or the opposite, when Pizzorno's dreaminess is grounded by Meighan ("Acid Turkish Bath"). Each song is built around a melody, simple, pristine, a big chorus seemingly heading to an apparent culmination, only to have the listener's expectations confounded when the piece twists in an entirely different direction - or two, or three.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars KASABIAN EVOLVING WITH EVERY ALBUM September 20, 2011
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Kasabian return with album number 4 the weirdly titled "Velociraptor", so it should come as no surprise that this is one of Kasabian's most ambitious albums to date, not bad for a band that has seen lazy journalism call Kasabian, Oasis clones and labelled them lad rock. While Kasabian might share some of Oasis confidence and swagger their music has always been more closely linked to Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses and even 70's glam rock. A quick look back at their 3 previous albums would show a band not scared to experiment with different styles and sounds.

The album opens with "Let's Roll Like We Used To" which sees songwriter Serge Pizzorno looking back at the early days before they made it big. It's a good start to the album. On "Days Are Forgotten" the track starts off with some big beats and a funky groove and features some lyrics that have a nice dig at their critics. There's the brilliance of the Beatles-esque sounding "La Fée Verte" which is sung by Pizzorno. Add that to Kraftwerk sounding "I Hear Voices" and it shows that Kasabian are willing to experiment in as many styles of music as possible.

The title track "Velociraptor!" is a big sounding stomp that has Tom spitting out his lyric's, not to many bands could pull off a song about a dinosaur with out sounding stupid. There's the epic "Acid Turkish Bath (Shelter from the Storm)" which at over 6 minutes long sounds like Kashmir era Led Zeppelin. The album features two big tracks that are made for playing live the brilliant "Re-Wired" with its big chorus and the beat driven "Switchblade Smiles" a song that won't full be appreciated until it's played live.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vastly Under appreciated in the States! September 27, 2011
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First off I will say that there is a reason Kasabian is #1 with this album in Britain (their 3rd straight). They are great musicians and write songs that take very little listening to get into. This is a band with layers. You can easily hear their title track Velociraptor! and like it in one listening. You do not need to consider putting it on a playlist, or consider listening to it later to get a better feel for it. You know from the first 30 seconds that the song is good. Then as your listening to the lyrics a smile comes over you because you start to realize that the title is not an effin metaphor, but an actual song about dinosaurs. Its one of those moments that makes you glad you picked up this cd. That to me is the best thing about Kasabian. You find yourself listening to something that is, for the most part, unlike most songs out there. Yet they sound like something thats out there. Makes no sense I know, but this band is one of those groups that will make you enjoy music and make you realize that good music can still be made. I remember the first time I found certain groups for the first time. Its magical. I remember the first time I realized the brilliance of The Beatles, the skill of Eddie Van Halen, the voice of Eddie Vedder, the cohesion of a Strokes song and those moments stick out. Listening to Kasabian is another of those moments and you will not go wrong by not only listening to their latest, but go back and listen to all of their work. You will recognize some songs, then slap yourself for not realizing that this group is not just a commercial playing clip, but a full-blown rockin band who will give you many many hours of enjoyment. Even their radio station visit cover of Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape is a treat... Check them out America and give Nickelback a rest for one evening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Try their older albums
If you're a new comer to KASABIAN than you should definitely acquire their three older albums before listening to this; Getting into this as your first KASABIAN experience is... Read more
Published 10 months ago by SJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Better every time
Initially didnt think ths was going to come clse to the bands first album (kasabian) or ther third album (west Ryder) but the more I listen the better it seems o get. Read more
Published 11 months ago by PHILIPPA HUGHES
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother.
I have never been a big Kasabian fan, so this review may be a bit biased. In fact, I only purchased this album (MP3) because it was on sale for $3, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars music
My thanks to the seller for service. Goods were comfortable with the price and quality. Especially for the price. Read more
Published 12 months ago by alexey shuklin
5.0 out of 5 stars Kasabian of all rock trades
I read about "Velociraptor" on a blog and was fascinated by what was written. That being said, I had to take a listen. Despite the off-putting title and cover (? Read more
Published 23 months ago by Rauf Schneider
4.0 out of 5 stars My ears are Happy
OK, "Days are Forgotten" is my current #1 favorite. It's pretty awesome and the strongest on the CD. Read more
Published 23 months ago by jojo
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't like their previous work, BUT THIS ONE IS AWESOME
Never really dug these guys before, but this CD is totally rockin'! Great songs! Very creative sound. I really can't compare them to anybody else and that's good! Read more
Published on June 29, 2012 by Big T
5.0 out of 5 stars I was rapt with its velocity
This album is a cross between Empire and West Ryder, but without the latter albums uneveness. The lads experiment enough to be interesting, but not enough to break up the flow of... Read more
Published on February 16, 2012 by Pastor of Disaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Evolved sound in a good way
There is no denying how good Kasabian's previous albums are, but rest assured, Velociraptor! can sit high with the rest. Read more
Published on January 25, 2012 by underplayed
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy of a much wider audience
This band has been sorely overlooked in the US and deserves a much wider audience. This is a great album full of intricately subtle but complex tunes. Read more
Published on December 19, 2011 by sazak7
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