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on 9 September 2006
After hearing the title track 'Empire' on MTV2, I decided I was definitely going to buy this album. I enjoyed the debut album immensely, depsite the fact there were a few weak tracks.
I definitely think the band have regressed with this album. I thought some of the music from the self-titled album was quite inspiring and unique but with 'Empire', too many of the tracks sound similar and, if you take out the title track, it's just typical rock music, which I find rather dull. There was a more frequent use of electronica on the 'Kasabian' album, blended with baggy rock music, clearly influenced by 'The Stone Roses' and 'The Happy Mondays', which made it a very stong debbut album and made the band so huge in this country, and globally.
I'm not saying the music on the album is rubbish. 'Stuntman' is a good track and there are a few other decent tracks but apart from 'Empire', nothing on the album is that memorable or outstanding.
Buy it for 'Empire' but I strongly suggest you purchase the debut album if you want hear the band's real talent.