Highly-paid BBC gobshite Edith Bowman has her own mini-site attached to BBC online and one page is devoted to her album-of-the-week. This week it is Kasabian. Her "review" in its entirety is:
"What to say of this band, not much really the music really does speak for itself. I remember the first time I saw Kasabian, before their first album was released, playing at Death Disco, a small club night run by Alan McGee in London. Even back then they had the swagger, confidence and tunes to have the room jumping.
Empire sees the band back with the stomping anthems we all love, but there's also more maturity in tracks like Doberman and Me Plus One.
It's been on my iPod for the past couple of weeks constantly which helped me a lot at V festival a couple of weekends ago whilst singing along."
Setting aside her poor taste in music, what is noteworthy about this review is its abject lack of substance. The first paragraph is merely a desperately sad attempt to imply that she saw the band before everyone else did and is an irrelevant part of the review. The third paragraph, adorned with mixed tenses and appalling puntuation, is almost incomprehensible and contains another desperately sad plea for hipness by the mention of a festival. It is also an irrelevant part of the review. Therefore the review consist of the twenty-six words of the second paragraph.
Hence, the only information Ms. Bowman has to impart about the album is that she likes it, at least one song is reminiscent of their earlier songs and at least two other songs sound a bit different although her description of these songs as expressing the band's maturity is a vacuous description that offers no clues regarding the style of the songs.
That's what your licence fee pays for: Vacuous, meaningless, hollow, lifeless gobshiting.