The Enter Shikari Thread

Discussion in 'Other Music' started by TheInterframe, Aug 7, 2016.

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    Forfeit to Break

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    Slow? Shikari? Damn that sucks.

    Prefer their more metal/post hardcore leaning side, but the way they mix genres is what I like best about them. A straight electronic album wouldn't be my favourite, although I like the Grime elements they've incorporated recently into songs like Supercharge (which is an absolute banger) and Rabble Rouser.

    Agree about The Mindsweep, that was an amazing album probably topped TTTS and AFFOC which were my joint #1 ranked before. If this is slow it will come below those 3 and maybe even Common Dreads, which although I liked some of a lot wasn't really my thing.
     
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    Yeah, the album starts out with more energetic Enter Shikari but still pretty void of any Metal elements. The second half is all slow and even a little bit of the first half is slow. A little bit disappointing as Enter Shikari is best when they are energetic. EDIT: I'm listening again for the second time and it's not as slow as I remember but a lot of the songs don't click like usual.

    Yeah, The Mindsweep is easily my favorite album from them. I would argue it blows all their albums out of the water except Take to the Skies.
    This is how I would rank their albums personally to me:
    1. The Mindsweep
    2.Take to the Skies
    3. A Flash Flood of Colour
    4. The Spark
    5. Common Dreads

    What's weird is I was thinking about this last night and it's not necessarily that got better or worse over time but they are one of the unique cases where they didn't get better or worse over the years and instead their albums, to me, jump all over the place because each album has a different sound but still tells you "This is Enter Shikari" and that's why their albums jump all over the place because some albums had a sound that was way better utilized than others.
     
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    Captain-EO

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    Wow. This is a beautiful album. Airfield, The Sights, and An Ode to Lost Jigsaw Pieces are such standouts. After one listen, Take My Country Back, Shinrin-yoku, and The Revolt of the Atoms are the only tracks I haven't clicked with.

    I can't wait to get my signed copy of it.

    EDIT: After my fourth listen-through, I really love this album. I also love the production and how it reminds me of the same style Coldplay took with Mylo Xyloto in some spots.
     
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    chris2

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    It's a great album so far. Poppier than the rest of their stuff, but still brilliant. I need to give it more spins to make a final conclusion though. Can't wait to hear the new stuff live in December!
     
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    Filip

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    Idk, not super into it on the first listen. Feels kinda lifeless. There's solid ideas all over the album but they're not really connected into very good songs. "The Revolt of the Atoms was my favorite.
     
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    Captain-EO

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    An Ode to Lost Jigsaw Pieces literally gets better every time I listen.
     
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    This is exactly how I feel. I like it but it does feel lifeless in places and a lot more disconnected then previous albums. I have it as #4 and I don't see that changing.

    1. The Mindsweep
    2. Take To the Skies
    3. A Flash Flood of Colour
    4. The Spark
    5. Common Dreads
     
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    Captain-EO

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    Shinrin-yoku to The Embers may just be my favorite run of Enter Shikari songs ever.
     
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    Chris loves LP

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    I really want to like it, but I listened to it 15 times already, and I still don't feel it. Both Redshift and Hoodwinker are better than the majority of the songs on this album. The wolf howl in Undercover Agents is just atrocious.

    An Ode to Lost Jigsaw Pieces is just boring to me so far, except from the screaming at the end, which is awesome.
     
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    Waiting for tickets to open up so I can get mine to see them in January. So excited.

    EDIT: Got my ticket! Hell yes!
     
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    Captain-EO

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    I was the last post in here but I would just like to announce that I'll be seeing my favorite band for the first time in a mere 2 weeks. I'm gonna piss myself probably.
     
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    Rule Breaker

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    Nice, gonna see them (hopefully) at Rock am Ring. Last RaR 2015 i missed them because of my own stupidy :facepalm:
     

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