2009年12月23日 星期三

2009年12月13日 星期日

BEST OF 2009
















































[My favorite albums and artists in the year 2009]
RAR file download link: BEST OF 2009

Camera Obscura-My Maudlin Career
This girly and poppy album is best when you're feeling down.

Mr. Children-SUPERMARKET FANTASY
It's sounds new and old at the same time, the Mr. Children we all love.

Phoenix-Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
This year's fashion weeks runway soundtrack.

Metric-Fantasies
Dance your days all the way to a new year.

The Decemberists-The Hazards of Love
One my favorite US band of all time, period.

Grizzly Bear-Veckatimest
Magical, incredible, enjoyable at every moment.

Neko Case-Middle Cyclone
Being a little paranoid could be charming, and being a man-eater is lovely.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Dull Life
Dark, deep and amazingly profound, YYYs always rocks.

Arctic Monkeys-Cornerstone
Combination of the two styles we love about them-harsh and gentle.

Muse-The Resistance
Epic, made for stadium songs, should totally listen them live.


There are still a lot more good albums and fantastic new bands this year, can't wait to hear the sounds the year 2010! I'll be here posting and sharing my favorite songs, hope you all can join me as you've always did.

Cheers!

2009年12月10日 星期四

David Bowie & Bing Crosby

1977, Mr. Bowie and the legendary Bing Crosby.



Stay tune for my best of 2009 mix!

2009年12月4日 星期五

2009年12月1日 星期二

Waht I love

Big names, new releasing albums, cute indie bands...these are what I love now.



Charlotte Gainsbourg
IRM
MP3 link: IRM









Beat Radio
Safe Inside The Sound
MP3 link: Sunday Matinee







Los Campesinos!
Romance Is Boring
Mp3 link: The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future






Surfer Blood
Astrocoast
MP3 link: Swim










Uninhabitable Mansions
Nature Is A Taker
Mp3 link: The Speed Is Deceiving

2009年11月30日 星期一

Q's 50 Best Albums Of 2009

What a selection! Q! This is so you.
Thank God you have Animal Collective on the list...

50 Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
49 Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
48 Ian Brown - My Way
47 Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
46 Golden Silvers - True Romance
45 Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band - Outer South
44 The View - Which Bitch?
43 Tinariwen - Imidiwen Companions
42 Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx
41 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
40 Cheryl Cole - 3 Words
39 The Horrors - Primary Colours
38. Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
37 Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
36 Sonic Youth - The Eternal
35 Pearl Jam - Backspacer
34 White Lies - To Lose My Life
33 Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
32 Paolo Nutini - Sunny Side Up
31 Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
30 La Roux - La Roux
29 Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
28 Bruce Springsteen - Walking On A Dream
27 The Dead Weather - Horehound
26 Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
25 Noah And The Whale - The First Days Of Spring
24 Mos Def - The Ecstatic
23 The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
22 The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
21 Jamie T - Kings & Queens
20 Fever Ray - Fever Ray
19 Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk
18 Mika - The Boy Who Knew Too Much
17 Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
16 Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
15 Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
14 Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be
13 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
12 Jack Penate - Everything Is New
11 Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
10 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
09 U2 - No Line On The Horizon
08 Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
07 Muse - The Resistance
06 Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
05 Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
04 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
03 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
02 Florence And The Machine - Lungs
01 Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

2009年11月24日 星期二

2009年11月22日 星期日

Life is hard


What should you do when people all disapprove of your decision? How can you earn the trust from them when people don't believe in you? I'd say-- the ideal path would not be confortable one, the easy road would not be an interesting one. I chose the bumpy and crowded street because I know the right direction, and please, give me a chance to prove it.

The Most Serene Republic-Heavens To Purgatory
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down-Body
MIKA NAKASHIMA-流れ星

2009年11月18日 星期三

Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa

It's the funniest Dylna music video ever! His straight long hair is quite amazing!

2009年11月17日 星期二

2009年11月14日 星期六

Brooklyn Sound


New York Magazine recently featured 40 bands that "defined" the Brooklyn sound which includes MGMT, Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors as the TOP 3. The entire list is as following:

40 Light Asylum - "Angel Tongue"
39 Oakley Hall - "All the Way Down"
38 Here We Go Magic - "Fangela"
37 Apache Beat - "Tropics"
36 Bishop Allen - "Click, Click, Click, Click"
35 White Rabbits - "Percussion Gun"
34 Japanther - "Challenge"
33 Class Actress - "All The Saints"
32 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - "The Debtor"
31 Ninjasonik - "Art School Girls"
30 Antibalas - "Beaten Metal"
29 Black Dice - "Glazin'"
28 The Antlers - "Kettering"
27 Panda Bear - "Comfy In Nautica"
26 The National - "Mistaken For Strangers"
25 Amazing Baby - "The Narwhal"
24 St. Vincent - "Actor Out Of Work"
23 Neon Indian - "Deadbeat Summer"
22 Matt & Kim - "Daylight"
21 Grizzly Bear - "Knife"
20 Suckers - "Beach Queen"
19 Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings - "100 Days, 100 Nights"
18 The Drums - "I Feel Stupid"
17 A Place To Bury Strangers - "To Fix The Gash In Your Head"
16 Chairlift - "Bruises"
15 Telepathe - "Chrome's On It"
14 Crystal Stilts - "Crippled Croon"
13 Das Racist - "Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell"
12 The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - "Young Adult Friction"
11 Hercules & Love Affair - "Blind"
10 Animal Collective - "My Girls"
09 Yeasayer - "2080"
08 Vampire Weekend - "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
07 Vivian Girls - "Where Do You Run To"
06 Gang Gang Dance - "House Jam"
05 TV On The Radio - "Golden Age"
04 LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
03 MGMT- "Kids"
02 Grizzly Bear - "Two Weeks"
01 Dirty Projectors - "Stillness Is The Move"

Yes, all of the bands are quite famous already.
I'm sure there are more than 40 Brooklyn bands that could define the Brooklyn sound but it's nice to see major media exposure :)

Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able

The artwork is so pretty and amazing.

2009年11月4日 星期三

Muse - Undisclosed Desires

Some parts are quite funny. Muse can do anything weird and I'll like them whatsoever:D

2009年11月3日 星期二

Out of the Blue


Did you guys saw Julian Casablancas performed on Conan last week? I couldn't find a link of the video though..all taken down. He played a new song 'Out of the Blue' from his new solo album and it was damn good! Can't wait to listem to the entire album. Phrazes For The Young--out today!

2009年10月28日 星期三

Beatles to Bowie


Did you recognize the young David Bowie there? I so did not when I first saw the original photograph in London's National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition titled 'Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed' was indeed full of memories from the past that people in my generation might never truelly understanding. With the original photos starting from the year of 1960 to 1970, you can simply see the dramatic change in music, lifestyle and fashion in the swinging era.With every era there was an icon; and with the 60s, almost everyone in the music business can be an icon. Marianne Faithfull, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Cliff Richard...The Rolling Stone, The Who ,The Beatles--just name a few of the icons featured in the exhibition. Though I can see that I was the youngest people in the exhibition hall, but with those familiar-yet-totally-unfamiliar photographs staring right back at you, you would imagine yourself being an 60s child.

2009年10月25日 星期日

Arctic Monkeys- Cornerstone

I watched the premiere while I was in the UK. Quite shocked to be honest, never expected it to be so simple and funny. Love this video, totally adore Alex!!

2009年10月17日 星期六

An update

Hey guys, how are you all doing? I'm currently in Paris now, the final stop of my journey. The day i first arrived in London came the news of the dead of Steven Gately, such a huge shock in the british music circle. Eventhough Boyzone was not a very cool music group, their music can still be heard almost everytime you turn on the radio in the 90s. RIP Steven.
Anyway, I haven't really heard or saw anything interesting that's musically related to my blog. Hope Paris could surprise me.
Cheers!

2009年9月29日 星期二

adventure.

I'm off, again, to a little adventure in Europe. I'll be gone for a month, hopefully I'll be able to check in here with you guys once I've got internet connection. This trip is a huge deal for me, probably my last chance to spend such amount of time traveling for pleasure--like a month of escape. See you soon.

MP3:
Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning

2009年9月25日 星期五

Soundtrack?

So, many people were talking about the New Moon soundtrack. Even though I'm not really excited about the movie, but I've got to admit that this this quit a killer soundtrack.

01 Death Cab For Cutie - "Meet Me On The Equinox"
02 Band Of Skulls - "Friends"
03 Thom Yorke- "Hearing Damage"
04 Lykke Li - "Possibility"
05 The Killers - "A White Demon Love Song"
06 Anya Marina - "Satellite Heart"
07 Muse - "I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)"
08 Bon Iver and St. Vincent - "Rosyln"
09 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Done All Wrong"
10 Hurricane Bells - "Monsters"
11 Sea Wolf - "The Violet Hour"
12 Ok Go - "Shooting The Moon"
13 Grizzly Bear (Feat. Victoria Legrand) - "Slow Life"
14 Editors - "No Sound But The Wind"
15 Alexandre Desplat - "New Moon (The Meadow)"


Almost like a mixtape of my favorites bands, hope the movie could be as good as the music since they've changed the director!

Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone

Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone@ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

2009年9月22日 星期二

Thom Yorke - The Hollow Earth


The 12' Vinyl LP was already released yesterday!!

2009年9月21日 星期一

An Obvious Lip Sync

An it's freaking fuuny!!!Matt robot dancing and scrathing his head, Dom just couldn't stop smiling! And what a bad ending pose.

2009年9月19日 星期六

2009年9月16日 星期三

So


Have I mention that I've been playing the Beatles Rock Band like crazy since its release? It's an exhilarating experience, knowing that you can actually play guitar while singing "And You Bird Can Sing" together with John. Basically, Beatles Rock Band are for those of whom who cannot play instrument or couldn't find enough people to actually jam with you. Besides, the bonus materials,like the limited-edition recording back in the old-days and the rare photos of the four beatles in the studio , definitely worth the play! And with the release of re-master collection, you should really go polished up your Beatles song skill!

2009年9月15日 星期二

Muse - "United States of Eurasia (Live)"

Muse performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards this past Sunday. Now you can watched some songs not broadcasted on MTV's website.

2009年9月9日 星期三

First listen

So i've manage to get my hands on the new Muse album(which a lot of you probably had,too). First listen--stunned by the epic sound and the great intro in most of the songs, though i still couldn't get used to some of the "Queen moment". Indeed it's a new sound, Matt's guitar riff no longer plays a huge part in some of the songs; everything were carefully construsted and it shows how ambitious they wanted The Resistance to be. To me, the three-part Exogenesis Symphony is definitely the hightlight of the entire album, Muse had crafted an album full of unexpected imaginations and daring approached.
Love The Resistance. Therer are so much more to explore in this masterpiece.

2009年9月8日 星期二

2009年9月7日 星期一

Uprising

I know I'm slow on this, but I really freaking love this cover!
Once again, Muse won me over by brilliant artwork and their incredible sense of humor.

2009年9月5日 星期六

Ash - Return Of White Rabbit

The 50 Best Songs The World's Greatest Band Ever Wrote

This week's EW magazine listed 20 Beatles songs that they consider BEST, and 5 songs they consider the worst.

Best 20:
(in which no.19 is missing, so i'll have to get the magazine then...)

20 "Can't Buy Me Love"
19 MISSING
18 "Blackbird"
17 "You've Got to Hide Your Love"
16 "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
15 "In My Life"
14 "Hey Jude"
13 "Help"
12 "Penny Lane"
11 "Eleanor Rigby"
10 "Across The Universe"
09 "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
08 "Tomorrow Never Knows"
07 "Let It Be"
06 "She Loves You"
05 "Something"
04 "Strawberry Fields Forever"
03 "Yesterday"
02 "A Day in the Life"
01 "A Hard Day's Night"


Worst 5:

05 "Flying"
04 "Don't Pass Me By"
03 "Dig It"
02 "Wild Honey Pie"
01 "All You Need Is Love"


Well,well.
To be honest - as a Beatles fan - I don't really care. I'm just happy to see them on the cover (but hey, where's Goerge and Ringo?) 09/09/09 marks a pretty important date on the Beatles fans calender, let's bring on the celebration!

We Were Promised Jetpacks -Roll up your Sleeves

2009年8月29日 星期六

Two of my favorite albums of the month!

For the lovers of Muse, Snow Patrol and Coldplay.
As Tall As Lions
You Can't Take It With You
MP3: We's Been Watin'


For the lovers of Air France and Swedish indie-pop.

Yo La Tengo - Nothing To Hide

Fanfarlo - The Walls Are Coming Down

2009年8月23日 星期日

Monkeys Live in the studio

Arctic Monkeys performed live on BBC Radio 1 Live for Zane Lowe. You can listen to the session online or you can download it here. There are also 4 video clips of the session with 2 new songs from the album Humbug.


Secret Door


Crying Lightning



Also two other songs, 505 and The
View From The Afternoon, from the previous albums.

Humbug officailly release today!

These Are My Twisted Words

Radiohead played their new song 'These Are My Twisted Words' for the first time since its release. The fans in Frequency Festival were so very lucky!

2009年8月18日 星期二

News & Vidoes grabs

◎ Saturday 5 September 2009 , BBC Two will be airing "The Beatles On Road," a new documentary featuring never-heard-before fragments of conversation, along with interviews and rare footage of The Beatles in the studio.
Radiohead officially release the song 'These Are My Twisted Words,' which you can find here.
Arctic Monkeys are finally back in UK for their first gig ever since 2007.
Eulogies feat. Nikki Monninger - Two Can Play
The Horrors - Mirror's Image

2009年8月11日 星期二

Heading Out

I do deserve a vacation. I've been working more than 9-5 in the past few days and I've been hoping for this getaway for months. It's not long, just a few days to ease my nerves; I'll be checking in as soon as I could.
Hope me a great trip:)

MP3:
Florence And The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
B'z - イチブトゼンブ

2009年8月9日 星期日

JULIAN CASABLANCAS talks new album

"...capture the catchiness of modern music but at the same time the power and seriousness of classical music and older music." Wow.

Great Day

Paul McCartney is offering a free download track 'Great Day' which features in Adam Sandler's new film Funny People. It's up for a limited time, so be quick, boys and girls.

2009年8月7日 星期五

This Week's Tunes



The Dodos
Time To Die
MP3: Fables







Cale Parks
To Swift Mars
MP3: One At A Time







Julian Plenti
Julian Plenti Is... Skyscraper
MP3: Fun That We Have MP3







Mouthful Of Bees
Mouthful Of Bees
MP3: Thomas Aquinas







Other Girls
Perfect Cities
MP3: Hey Fella! You Fell

2009年8月6日 星期四

How can you resist?


Here it is Muse fans (me!me!) , the cover of the long-awaited album The Resistance. It's very colorful, compare to their previous albums; with the Earth in the centre of the hive-like palette, I believe we can expect the usual "outer-space-evil-dictator-propaganda" stuff...you know what I mean.

Harry Patch(In memory of)


Harry Patch, the last WWI veteran died last month. In Memory of the great man, Radiohead release a one-of track with "Harry Patch" as the title and quoted Patch's word in one of the most memorable interview.

Harry Patch (In memory of)
I am the only one that got through
The others died where ever they fell
It was an ambush
They came up from all sides
Give your leaders each a gun and then let them fight it out themselves
I've seen devils coming up from the ground
I've seen hell upon this earth
The next will be chemical but they will never learn

The Answering Machine - Oklahoma

2009年8月3日 星期一

United States Of Eurasia

As the first single Uprising premiered around the world, Muse kind of got me confused with the song United States Of Eurasia. I mean, come on Matt, is that a Queen impression you're doing? And with the Arabic tunes, it's really not Muse enough.

2009年7月31日 星期五

News & Vidoes grabs

◎ Hilarious news(or not) about Lily Allen and Our Kid
Arctic Monkeys performed 5 new songs, producer Josh Homme reveals why he wanted to work with them and their new album Humbug which leaked all over the internet today
Octopus Project - Wet Gold
Lissy Trullie - Ready for The Floor
U2 - I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight(Live)

2009年7月27日 星期一

News & Vidoes grabs


◎ Be sure to tune in(or check your internet connection in this case) to Arctic Monkeys' Web Transmission in which they will play the new songs from the new album Humbug
Radiohead's Thom Yorke will featured one song on the soundtrack of New Moon
◎ Something more exciting, Coldplay will be playing in The Simpsons!
Fitz & the tantrums - Winds of Change
Motel Motel - Coffee
◎ SPIN magazine published their Best Album of 2009...so far

2009年7月25日 星期六

2009年7月24日 星期五

Mercury Prize 2009

The shortlist for the 2009 Mercury Prize was out!

Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
Florence & The Machine - Lungs
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
Glasvegas - Glasvegas
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
La Roux - La Roux
Led Bib - Sensible Shoes
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew
Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Twice Born Men
The Horrors - Primary Colours
The Invisible - The Invisible

The winner will be announced September 8th.
[http://mercuryprize.com]

2009年7月19日 星期日

Amazing Baby


The first time I saw a profile on the Brooklyn band Amazing Baby was a few months ago on NME, since then they've release their debut LP Rewild. It's not a particularly great album, but the sound is interesting enough to be compare to the likes of MGMT, Kasabian and even Bowie. The psychedelic Rewind is actually a mixture of many types of indie tunes that can bang your head in the kitchen sink, makes your ear hum or even the pop songs that makes you dance. The combination is less hype-worthy then what I thought it would be, nevertheless, Amazing Baby would still be a band that we should expact more in the future. Don't think too much, and enjoy them.

MP3:
Amazing Baby - Bayonets

News & Vidoes grabs

◎ Muse launched the Ununitedeurasia.muse.mu website, you should take some time exploring the spy-act happening there
◎ Brian Wilson announced his US tour dates
Amazing Baby - Headdress
EELS - In My Dreams
Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come
◎ I don't get Keane these days, hope the Kanye West collaboration might make some sense

2009年7月16日 星期四

Going solo


Seems like the new Strokes album could keep up waiting for a long long while. The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is releasing a full-length album PHRAZES FOR THE YOUNG. The preview footage on the official website didn't show too much of how the album might be like, but I hope it won't be so movie-trailer like.....

[
juliancasablancas.com]

McCartney@Ed Sullivan Theater


Paul McCarteny was back promoting his recent US tour(which I don't think there's any need to promote) He performed almost the entire Letterman show, even on the entrance roof of the legendary Ed Sullivan Theater! Beatles fan must take a look at the interview, Macca talked about the Beatles when they first came to the US and the famous Ed Sullivan show, it's hilarious!

Excuses

So I've found a job, not related to music in any way and it's not a full-time job. Just an intern I am, a part-time one. Though the days of my "wanting to be part of the music world" was so far gone, there is no way that I could be astray from the things that I love the most. I know you can't find your dream job for just one try and you might have never find one,ever; but I'll have to learn how to turn the lemon into lemonade, which is to do my very best--all the time. Of course I'll keep on posting the music I care about, and I hope you'll like them as much. Cheers.

MP3:
Discovery
-Osaka Loop Line

2009年7月8日 星期三

Crying Lightning

Crying Lightning is the first single from Arctic Monkeys' new album Humbug. I was totally amazed by their new sound, well, not exactly new but it's a bit different. Crying Lightning played out to be a dark song, with singer Alex's voice almost too posh to be him! Then the constant drum beat brought up to the enchanting lines :

"Your past times, consisted of the strange
And twisted and deranged
And I love that little game you had called
Crying Lightning"

I expect to see the crowd chanting like mad when it's perform live.
The part I love the most is the guitar solo in the later part of the song which is really a killer riff, how I hope the solo could be longer!

2009年7月5日 星期日

News & Vidoes grabs

◎ It's sad, to be watching Michael Jackson's last rehearsal film.
The White Stripes is premiering a documentary film this fall, recording their 2007 tours.
Bloc Party - One More Chance
Regina Spektor - Man Of A Thousand Faces
Graham Coxon - In The Morning
Franz Ferdinand - Can't Stop Feeling

The Resistance


Muse announced the tracklist of their up-coming album The Resistance, it contained 11 songs in which there is a three-part symphony under the name of Exogenesis. Wonder what has Matt been exploring this time, can't wait to be blown away!

tracklist:
1. Uprising
2. Resistance
3. Undisclosed Desires
4. United States of Eurasia + Collateral Damage
5. Guiding Light
6. Unnatural Selection
7. Mk. Ultra
8. I Belong to You + Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix
9. Exogenesis : Symphony Part I (Overture)
10. Exogenesis : Symphony Part II (Cross Pollination)
11. Exogenesis: Symphony Part III (Redemption)

The Resistance is due out on September 14.

2009年7月4日 星期六

Arctic Monkeys @ Open'er festival

Arctic Monkeys was at Poland for Open'er festival yesterday, though there was a technical problem but all I can think of is the exciting new songs they played! Upon the 4 songs they played from the new album Humbug, my favorite is Secret Door. It makes me believe that the Monkeys still "got it," the almost-magical melodies and Alex's deep dramatic voice was so intriguing. The overall feeling of the new songs were a bit different from those of the older albums, is it darker? Or just more "grown-up"? I couldn't be sure until hearing the entire album, but I trust them. Whole-heartedly.

Arctic Monkeys - Secret Door (LIVE at Heineken Open'er Festival POLAND 2009!)

2009年6月28日 星期日

season



Sunny Day Real Estate
Diary
MP3: Seven







Cats On Fire
Our Temperance Movement
MP3: Horoscope






Wild Moccasins
Microscopic Metronomes
MP3: Fruit Tea







Dappled Cities
Granddance
MP3: Fire Fire Fire







The Invisible
The Invisible
MP3: London Girl







Magic Wands
Magic Love & Dreams EP
MP3: Black Magic

2009年6月21日 星期日

Finally, the graduation season is over. After all the sweltering and exalting turmoil of the commencement, what awaited the most of us is the cruel reality of unemployment. I'm not anhedonia is any ways but seeing so many friends heading toward a new place and starting a new life, my staying seems to be so worthless. However, I do cherish the moments I spent with my fellow classmates and how an inspiring role my university has played for me. If it wasn't that I've got the unlimited liberty to explored my interests, this blog wouldn't even exist and I probabaly won't get to know so many amazing bands. It will be a bloody new chapter, a terrifying new life; allow me to take a deep breathe and think clearing about all the possibilities.
Also a big thank you for all the friends who were watching this blog for so long, like I do have something to offer.THANK YOU!

MP3:
Green Day-Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
The Last Shadow Puppets-Memories (Live) [Leonard Cohen cover]
aiko-学校

PATRICK WOLF - "HARD TIMES"

2009年6月16日 星期二

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Kasabian is fun--That's all I can say about them before listening to their new album. I like them because they seems like maniac sometimes ,they also created good riffs and Noel really loves them. In their new album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, I'd say it's the first time I genuinely like their music. Of course it's still fun and has that 'Brits swagger', but it's more funky, psychedelic and somehow less-polished. I was hooked upon hearing the opener Underdog, it's harsh and upbeat which brings out most of the songs' concept:lunacy. Most of the time you'll be spinning around in the great riffs and bass line(Fast Fuse, Fire), occasionally confused by the subtle sadness and sudden soaring. What makes West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum so enjoyable is how "Kasabian-esq" it is, no other bands could make a record quite like this. With their infamous energetic live performances, I could already picture the crowd chanting 'I’m on fire' with Tom the lead singer.