I am a big fan of West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum and its psychedelic sound and it was a big hit for the band so Velociraptor had to be good follow up. I have to say after two listens I feeling it but I wouldn’t go as far as the band have and say its a life changing album.
Stand out tracks include Days Are Forgotten, Velociraptor, Re-Wired, and the first single from the album Switchblade Smiles. I wouldn’t say there is a song on this album that is as catchy as Fast Fuse or Fire, but I still think that there is a good collection of songs here.
Perhaps the lack of (or cut back) in drug taking during the making of this album has soften the band a bit but they are still producing interesting sounds that no one else out there is capable of or willing to push the boat out that extra mile to achieve.
Good offering but would probably end up as my third preference Kasabian.
Velocripator he’s gonna find ya, he’s gonna kill ya, he’s gonna eat ya!!!