Barry Divola
March 07, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

Mouthy U.K. groovers Kasabian know how to talk the talk — they’re named after Charles Manson’s getaway driver and are prone to pronouncements such as ”We’re a wake-up call to British music” — but can they walk the walk? Despite generating plenty of rhythm and noise, they lean heavily on the Stone Roses (dazed psychedelic pop) and Primal Scream (sinewy dance-rock) without leaving deep sneaker-prints of their own on the Britpop landscape. Kasabian need an aptitude for more than just attitude.

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