Album: Kasabian, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, (Sony)

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The lads from Leicester return with their third album and, as its title suggests, this is very much a concept album – in the words of Serge Pizzorno, the band's musical conductor and lead guitarist, it's "a soundtrack for an imaginary film".

And what a film it would make. With producer Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, DJ Shadow), Kasabian have produced one of the best thumping, psychedelic indie/dance albums in memory. Though not to everyone's taste, this is Kasabian back to their rock'n'roll, in-your-face best.