Throwback Thursday – Kasabian: ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’

Alright you beautiful people, I know I have been slacking a bit with posts recently, I apologise, and thanks for all the love you gave on the Neighbourhood Weekender post! For those that have been keeping up with my life as well as my blogs, I now have a full-time job (I know, shock right?!), which is why posts have been a bit slow, but I intend to get back on track, so here we are on another Throwback Thursday!

So, I was having a think about what album I was going to throw back to today, and on the radio today I found myself jamming out to a bit of Kasabian, so I thought what better to throw it back to than Kasabian’s greatest album (In my opinion), ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’.

Released June 5th, 2009, this is the first album in which Serge took over as the main song writer and lead guitarist, and it seemed like a cracking decision, as this album turned out absolutely awesome. ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ won the award for best album of the year by Q Magazine and also nominated for a Mercury prize, and it’s not hard to see why when you listen, it’s a classic.

Now don’t get me wrong, Kasabian have had their critics, and this album was criticized by some, but in my opinion, it’s a guitar fuelled classic with loads of instantly lovable tunes to sing along to, including some of their best-selling singles, “Fire” and “Underdog”.

Now what I love the most about Kasabian is that they are absolutely crazy, a bunch of rogues some might say, from lyrics to videos to general lifestyle, but they are a band that I can’t help but love and crave for their music when I am in a mood to jam to some indie rock and roll (which is all the time). “Vlad the Impaler” shows the bands craziness through the lyrics and the incredibly bonkers music video! The band aren’t all rock and roll though, “Ladies and Gentlemen (Roll the Dice)”, “Happiness” and “Secret Alphabets” are much softer and slower than the rest of the album, but still make for great listens of course. The album also has a song with no lyrics titled “Swarfiga”, which is the ultimate song for getting yourself pumped up.

This 2009 release from Kasabian must go down as their greatest album in my opinion, for the simple reason that it is an absolute classic with absolute bangers. I’d like to know your thoughts on “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum” and what you think is Kasabian’s best album!

Favourite song on the album: Fast Fuse

You can listen to “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum” directly from my page, or use the links below to iTunes and Spotify!

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