I never really could understand how such an amazing band like Kasabian can go so unnoticed in the States. In 2009 these guys released the brilliant concept album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. The album received massive amounts of praise in Britain but is still relatively unknown in America. It actually defies all logic that such a large number of people are unexposed to a band like Kasabian. They do such a good job infusing rock and various electro styles that you’d think Americans would eat it right up. A raw and unprocessed sound, combined with sharp precise lyrics, helped to make West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum one of my absolute favorites of 2009. I really can’t tell you enough times that you should go check out this incredible british musical group.