Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (Columbia) Yet another slab of dance-inflected Britpop from the English Midlands' monkey-walking Oasis-obsessed arena rockers. Much like the band's previous two albums, West Ryder ... is heavy on beats, broad in its attempted musical range but ultimately disappointing. In places Kasabian can turn on the charm. Opener Underdog is possibly the band's best recording to date; its slow-burn razor-slash intro promises much more than is delivered in the rest of the album. Fire is another standout track with a bass line lifted straight from Giorgio Moroder's notebook. Take Aim, however, is a cinematic epic that comes on like an entry on the shortlist for the next Bond movie theme tune. Which brings us to frontman Tom Meighan's vocal stylings. His voice is so weak and lacking in dynamism that it appears to have been buried in the mix on most tracks.