Monday 8 August 2011

Kasabian - Days Are Forgotten

Now I confess, I've never been a fan of Kasabian.  But Days Are Forgotten does nothing to change my view.

Of their best output, Shoot The Runner at least has a simple yet punchy guitar riff (and a cool video to boot) and Empire has a pretty powerful chorus.  But Days Are Forgotten?  It's just dull.

From the opening it's got that typical Kasabian sound.  The verse, though, is the very definition of monotonous, in terms of both the guitars and the vocal melody.  Plus there's that incessant falsetto "ahh" that does my head in.  The chorus at least provides some variety, but it totally lacks the driving power of their better tunes.  And then there's the lyrics "chewing on monkey brains".  Someone's been watching too much Indiana Jones...

Most of all, and ironically enough, this track is just forgettable noise masquerading as "indie rock".