AOTY 2018

For Crying Out Loud

Kasabian - For Crying Out Loud
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2017 Ratings: #666 / 715
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2017 Ratings: #556
May 5, 2017 / Release Date
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Sony / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

‘For Crying Out Loud’ is chockablock with massive tunes that make an instant impact.

80
The Independent

Right from the urgent, stomping opener “Ill Ray (The King)”, this is clearly a band determined to take no prisoners, their attention condensed to a tight focus on each song’s momentum.

80
DIY

On ‘For Crying Out Loud’ they regularly hit their dizziest heights yet.

80
AllMusic

The hotly anticipated sixth studio long-player from the chart-topping Leicester quartet, For Crying Out Loud delivers the usual Kasabian goods -- a truly awful album cover, nostalgia, escapism, good-natured hedonism, and more than a few festival-ready indie rock bangers with pint-smashing choruses.

80
The Telegraph

From the headlong punk-meets-acid-house charge of Ill Ray (The King) to the stadium campfire singalong of Put Your Life on It, Kasabian deliver hooks, headshots and upper cuts in a barrage of punchy sounds and aggressive attitude.

73
GIGsoup

The overarching dance themes blended alongside a guitar driven focus, for the most part 'For Crying Out Loud' puts to bed claims of a stale, outdated Kasabian sound.

70
musicOMH

This is music for the feet, keeping the attitude but cutting down on the sneering. Kasabian stride purposefully into the middle of the dancefloor, taking root and putting on a serious show.

66
Sputnikmusic
The LP is stagnant in the grand scheme of things, but that's good for them. It could've been much worse.
60
The Guardian

As grating as their sub-Mighty Boosh wackiness always, always is, their meat-and-two-veg indie is still enjoyable.

40
Drowned in Sound

It has bright moments but ultimately adds to the collection of below-par efforts that will do little to extinguish the elitism scorn that they attract.

40
Clash

There’s little here to truly recommend – it seems to fall between two stools, not supplying enough arena-filling arrogance while never truly indulging the more surprising elements of their record collections.

67
Okay so first things first Ill Ray (The King) Should've been the song of the year, not You're In Love With A Psycho and Kasabian are the best live act on the planet. Kasabian's quirky lyrics reign king on 'Ill Ray' an absolute banger of a tune. And that's just the first song! I understand that many have a problem with 'Psycho' as it has a pop vibe, however, I've seen this song live 3 times now and it's quite heavy live. An amazing sing-along, feel good, indie-rock dance song.

1. Ill Ray (The ... read more
ElectricMess
44
Y'know Arctic Monkeys? Take away everything that makes them charming and likable and you have this.
dntspr
81
Ill Ray (The King) // 85
You're in Love with a Psycho // 90
Twentyfourseven // 75
Good Fight // 73
Wasted // 83
Comeback Kid // 82
The Party Never Ends // 74
Are You Looking for Action? // 89
All Through the Night // 74
Sixteen Block // 74
Bless This Acid House // 87
Put Your Life On It // 84

Kasabian's sixth LP has some of the best stuff the band have produced for ten years, full of madness and stadium anthems from a band who don't show any signs of stopping despite being a band for over 20 ... read more
blinkclyro
60
Whilst their status as Brit Lads ‘n’ Dads rock royalty will forever be guaranteed by their previous convictions, this album certainly doesn’t feel like a jewel in their crown. They will continue to fill out arenas and stadiums, but this latest offering fails to bring the classic stadium anthems that Kasabian have long promised.

With this album, Kasabian will be lucky if they can save a Word document.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#33/NME
#35/Q Magazine

MISC LISTS

/Radio X

Track List

  1. Ill Ray (The King)
  2. You're in Love with a Psycho
  3. Twentyfourseven
  4. Wasted
  5. Comeback Kid
  6. The Party Never Ends
  7. Are You Looking for Action?
  8. All Through the Night
  9. Sixteen Blocks
  10. Bless This Acid House
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Added on: March 16, 2017