West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (studio album) by Kasabian

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum by Kasabian
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-06-15
Overall rank: 1,209th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 398 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2009 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (195th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,209th)

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West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum is ranked as the best album by Kasabian.

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75/100 (from 398 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.9/100, a mean average of 73.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.5.

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90/100
From 01/08/2022 21:00
The first four tracks are outstanding. Tails off somewhat in the 2nd half of the album but still some highlights to keep you interested, fire for example. All told, an excellent album
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65/100
From 01/01/2019 10:25
Astounded that any Kasabian album is in the top 10 for a year on BEA, but this is by far their best release.
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80/100
From 12/29/2018 12:18
Good music, great album but not enough appreciated.

Personal favourites: Fire, Where Did All The Love Go?, Fast Fuse, Underdog
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80/100
From 12/12/2017 22:19
Looking to discover great music from 2009 I naturally checked out this highly rated album from that year. And the verdict? It’s good! . Really good! . Of course I knew Underdog and Fire (who doesn’t ?) but the rest of the album blew me away with how awesome it is . I listened to it on a recent long drive and as soon as the final track finished I went back to track 1 and started again, I very rarely do that. In 2009 I somehow completely missed this album & I am so glad that 8 years later it’s on my radar. So do yourself a favour if you haven’t heard this album make sure you do.
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From 08/20/2015 02:04
I really like this album. It's their best. At first it seems like just cool rock music but then you hear the synth parts in the middle of most songs and you see what makes Kasabian Kasabian.
Best tracks: Underdog, Where did all the Love go?, Fire
Worst track: Swarfiga
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100/100
From 07/17/2015 13:19
As good as their self titled debut album in many of the songs, but their debut has that special place in my heart. I do love every song and think the album songs are as good as the singles.

Favourite songs are probably: Fast Fuse, Underdog and Where Did All The Love Go?
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75/100
From 02/17/2015 22:35
Starts out with a lot of energy that carries through the first four or so songs. The second half feels a little less organized but is mostly good nonetheless.
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90/100
From 09/10/2014 00:39
This album is really good, it starts with a bang with Underdog, WDATLG? and Fast Fuse, all fantastic songs. Take Aim, Thick as Thieves, Vlad the Impaler are all pretty good too, and of course Fire is the killer track.

Some weak tracks like West Ryder Silver Bullet and Secret Alphabets, but other than that, this album is very recommendable, nothing revolutionary (it's Kasabian, after all), but super enjoyable, which is what music is about after all
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From 06/04/2014 03:58
The first album listened from Kasabain is incredible, technically art work is awesome, lyrics are beautiful and really creative, this album really can be one of the bests of the decade, it´s just incredible, completely well maked, well writed, well composed, excellent

Best song: Thick As Thieves
Worst song: Swarfiga
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55/100
From 05/14/2014 10:37
Their usual lively swagger, maybe not as solid as earlier stuff but it's hard to hate.
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