Empire (studio album) by Kasabian

Kasabian bestography

Empire is ranked 4th best out of 11 albums by Kasabian on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kasabian is West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum which is ranked number 1358 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,278.

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Empire track list

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 182 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.1/100, a mean average of 69.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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80/100
From 05/04/2023 22:18
Their second album. Even though it is flanked by superior albums immediately before and after, this is still a great effort. It's just the higher number of fillers on this that stop it being level par.
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From 02/02/2020 22:29
With their debut album, Kasabian rewrote the indie rock rulebook, but had the songwriting chops to carry this off. On their second album, they continue where they left off - synthesizer hooks aplenty, driving, krautrock rhythms, whining vocals - but with a touch less swagger, maybe. With hindsight, this album acts as the mid-point between the art indie of Kasabian and the more full-on prog of West Ryder.... Definitely worth a listen, this one.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 09/12/2018 02:02
This is quite good! My first experience with this band. Really digging it.
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75/100
From 03/10/2018 16:28
Funny how tastes differ here. I'm more for the second half than the first half although I see comments on both sides below. No-one appears to love the entire album - I've just given it a re-listen and like the first half with Shoot The Runner and Sun Rise Light Flight doing it most for me, but I just feel the last 5 tracks are what makes the album.
Ach well, each to their own then
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90/100
From 02/09/2015 09:03
Love many of the songs.
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60/100
From 12/18/2014 14:07
Disappointing album, my least favorite from them. Shoot the Runner is great, a few good songs like Empire, Seek & Destroy and Stuntman, and the rest is meh. Doesn't sound bad, it's just uninspired, forgettable songs.

Luckily they made up for it with their later albums
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85/100
From 06/05/2014 00:50
well, the first half is completely charged of great songs, but it have some bad songs, specially Seek and Destroy, too bad song for my ears, but this album takes a different concentration compared with West Ryder, but still very good alblum
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From 03/11/2014 22:00
Sorry but I don't agree.. This is a solid album, nothing special, but the second half is just good as the first half for me
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From 08/11/2013 21:18
The stately design does wonders for the album. Really, selling yourself as royalty will get you some where.
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From 03/19/2013 21:30
I was surprised to hear how good this album is. I wasn't too keen on their first, and when I bought this one cause is was only $2 I was really surprised how much better it was than their first. Solid solid album.
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