"For Crying Out Loud" is the sixth studio album by English rock band Kasabian. It was released 5 May 2017 through Sony Music.
The album's cover, designed by Aitor Throup, consists of a monochrome photograph of the band's longtime roadie, Rick Graham's naked bust with digitally animated tears emanating from his eyes.
For Crying Out Loud received generally favourable reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, based on nine reviews.
The release of For Crying Out Loud arrests many concerns. The band’s sixth album was always likely to be an important junction point in their careers, but here they emphatically take the right turn. The lights go down, the tempo goes up and the music goes back towards first principles. This is music for the feet, keeping the attitude but cutting down on the sneering. Kasabian stride purposefully into the middle of the dancefloor, taking root and putting on a serious show.
The production has an appealing, gritty sound, the analogue approach adding a layer of dust to Meighan’s voice, Pizzorno’s shredded guitar and the drums, which sound like they’ve been left outside in the sun for a few weeks, more Mojave desert than Leicester suburbia.
Kasabian have been easy targets for the music press over the last few years, with lovers of ‘real’ music more than content to pour scorn on the band’s apparent lack of musical credibility. In truth that says more about their critics than the band themselves. For Crying Out Loud offers plenty of confirmation that Kasabian are in rude musical health. --- musicomh.com User Comments