Friday, August 18, 2006


I am very excited about this album.

But they walk it like they talk it. Meighan lollops to the front of the Brixton stage, conducting a boisterous singalong to LSF (Lost Souls Forever) before throwing open his arms and offering himself up to the music and the crowd.

That Meighan can strike the pose without pomposity - and more successfully than the Jaggeresque mincing that the twisted club beats and prog rock riffs inspire in him - is the key to Kasabian's success. For all the self-aggrandising, Leicester's favourite sons, like the Gallagher brothers before them, are keenly aware that if they weren't up on the stage, they would be down in the crowd, la-la-la-ing their hearts out.

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