Kasabian (album)

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Kasabian
Studio album by Kasabian
Released 6 September 2004 / October 11 2007
Recorded 2004
Genre Indie rock, electronic rock, psychedelic rock, madchester
Length 53:16
Label Arista, BMG, RCA
Producer Kasabian, Jim Abbiss
Kasabian chronology
Kasabian
(2004)
Empire
(2006)
Singles from Kasabian
  1. "Reason Is Treason"
    Released: 23 February 2004
  2. "Club Foot"
    Released: 10 May 2004
  3. "L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)"
    Released: 9 August 2004
  4. "Processed Beats"
    Released: 18 September 2004
  5. "Cutt Off"
    Released: 3 January 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound (3/10)[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
NME (7/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (5.2/10)[6]
Popmatters (6/10)[7]
Q 3/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[9]
Stylus Magazine B−[10]

Kasabian is the debut album by the British rock[11] band Kasabian, released in September 2004 through BMG Records subsidiaries Arista Records and RCA Records. Four singles were released from the album; the highest chart position on the UK Album Chart was number 4.

Different geographical regions had different colours for their album cover. The British version is black and white, the European import is black and red, and the American version is black and blue. The Japanese "Ultimate Version" is silver and white. The UK limited edition version is a double-sided DualDisc and has a glow-in-the-dark cover. The DVD element contains a making-of documentary and several music videos.

This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions. In the United States and Canada it uses the MediaMax CD-3 system.

The Canadian version of the album does not contain the songs "Orange", "Pinch Roller" and "Ovary Stripe".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Sergio Pizzorno and Christopher Karloff. 

No. Title Length
1. "Club Foot"   3:34
2. "Processed Beats"   3:08
3. "Reason Is Treason"   4:35
4. "I.D."   4:47
5. "Orange"   0:46
6. "L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)"   3:17
7. "Running Battle"   4:15
8. "Test Transmission"   3:55
9. "Pinch Roller"   1:13
10. "Cutt Off"   4:38
11. "Butcher Blues"   4:28
12. "Ovary Stripe"   3:50
13. "U Boat" (with hidden track Reason Is Treason (Jacknife Lee Version)) 10:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Tom Meighan – lead vocals (except "Test Transmission" and "U Boat")
  • Sergio Pizzorno – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, synths, lead vocals on "Test Transmission" and "U Boat", piano on "Ovary Stripe"
  • Christopher Karloff – lead guitar, synths, omnichord, bass on "Club Foot", "Reason Is Treason" and "Test Transmission", keyboards on "Orange" and "Pinch Roller", effects on "Pinch Roller", organ on "Ovary Stripe", drum machine on "Club Foot"
  • Chris Edwards – bass (all tracks except "Club Foot", "Reason Is Treason" and "Test Transmission")
  • Ian Matthews – drums (on "Processed Beats", "Butcher Blues", "Orange" and "Ovary Stripe")
  • Ryan Glover – drums (on "Reason Is Treason" and "Test Transmission")
  • Daniel Ralph Martin – drums (on "L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)" and "Cutt Off")

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 4
French Albums Chart 70
Irish Albums Chart 22
Japan Albums Chart 17
Netherlands Albums Chart 72
Billboard 200 94

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "SXSW Music – Kasabian – Music Review". The Austin Chronicle. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Edwards, Tom (10 September 2004). "Kasabian – Kasabian / Releases / Releases // Drowned in Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Betty Clarke (3 September 2004). "CD: Kasabian, Kasabian | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kasabian : Kasabian – Album Reviews". Nme.Com. 4 October 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Kasabian: Kasabian". Pitchforkmedia.com. 23 November 2004. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Davidson, John. "Kasabian: Kasabian". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Q Magazine | Music news & reviews, music videos, band pictures & interviews". Q4music.com. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Kasabian – Kasabian – Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Kasabian's Serge: I'm no indie boy
  12. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Kasabian-Kasabian-LSF/release/4745912

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