The Enter Shikari Thread

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    chris2

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    I heard it's going to be a mix of everything they did.

    This is what Rou said in an interview:

    There’ll be tracks on there that wouldn’t sound out of place on Take To The Skies or Common Dreads. There’s some heavy stuff, some euphoric things… the synths and guitars are bolder on this record. We’re trying to make the definitive Shikari record; the one that a fan would pass to their mate like, ‘You don’t know Shikari? This is where you start.’

    I like that idea. As far as the new song goes. I love it. It's heavier and rawer than The Spark. I love the Drum&Bass/Neurofunk elements.
     
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    Pre-ordered without hesitation. I'm a fan of the lead single.

    I've also gone down this Shark & Blitz rabbit hole with all the stuff Rou made before his side project became ROUT. Songs like Thumper go further back than I thought.
     
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    As someone who doesn’t like Enter Shikari, the new song is fucking dope.
     
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    Album is out.

    They really went all crazy on this one. They're always kinda innovating, but this feels like they went even a step further.

    Unrelated, but this band has the craziest, wildest, fun live shows. Looking forward to see them again.
     
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    Yep this new album is crazy. Been a fan since 07 (Their first album Take To The Skies) and they never cease to amaze me. This album has so many styles crammed into one it's even hard to tell which genre they are at this point. I always say their genre is "Enter Shikari". They kinda created their own imo. "Abusing music genres worthless boundaries since 2003."
     
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    This album is straight up bad man. They sold out. Where did the instruments go? Why make poor sounding electronic/borderline EDM music. I’m not even finished with the album but this is by far their worst album to date. I enjoyed the previous album even though I didn’t think it was groundbreaking or anything like that but this is just bad.

    I wish they would go back to the mindsweep sound. Shame I never got to see them live before they sold out. They never come to Seattle.

    I like electronic music but it has to be good and this is not it.

    Update: After 1 listen, Tina is the only decent song.
     
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    Yep, exactly.

    This album has elements from electronic, rock, indie, pop, punk, to jazz & classical. And it still comes together as very Shikari-sounding. Pretty outstanding achievement.

    Funnily enough, for a long time, their only record I was a bit meh on was "Common Dreads". It has grown on me though.
     
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    I need to give this one some more listens before I give it a proper judgement. Ironically enough, all of the "movement" pieces are the ones I can't really get into currently. I thought those would be the ones I would like most, especially since I've been on a classical and prog kick for the past year. For that reason though, I was excited beyond belief to hear the orchestra come in on Elegy for Extinction.

    At the moment my album ranking looks like:
    1. Common Dreads
    2. Take to the Skies
    3. A Flash Flood of Colour
    4. The Spark
    5. Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible
    6. The Mindsweep
    But all of these albums are at least an 8/10 for me so being toward the bottom doesn't say that much about quality. :lol:
     
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    My ranking:
    1. The Mindsweep (Classic)
    2. Take To the Skies (Classic)
    3. A Flash Flood Of Colour (Enjoy)
    4. The Spark (Enjoy)
    5. Common Dreads (Not a fan)
    6. Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible (Absolutely not a fan)
     
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    I'm bringing this thread back as Enter Shikari are about to release a brand new album titled "A Kiss for the Whole World"on April 21st.
    Two songs have been released so far. (pls) Set Me on Fire and It Hurts




    So far it sounds absolutely brillant. I love the energy (pls) Set Me on Fire brings. Really excited. It's been too long since their last record.
     
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    Loving it so far.

    They've been on a "Bangers Maraton" lately. The collabs of last year were also dope.
     
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    I absolutely love the direction they're going with this stuff. Really excited for this! I don't think they announced a North America tour yet, but I'd love to catch these guys again in Toronto.
     
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    My interest in ES has declined a lot since NIT&EIP.

    Their work has felt less original in the past few years to me. I liked loved The Void Stares Back and I was pleasantly surprised the first album single, but overall I haven't been fully onboard with post-The Spark. I just feel like the new sound is less unique to the band and it feels like they're grabbing from other bands in the UK. Which, if they wanna do that it's fine, because they still always put on banging shows no matter what. The studio albums just won't be for me.

    Maybe my taste has shifted too much in the past few years to be as into them as I once was. I'll hold my opinion until I see what the full album sounds like.
     
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    You're welcome :shifty: :halfkappa::lol:
     
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    New album is out.

    I like it. Full of quick firecrackers banger songs, as it was promoted to be.

    I doesn't beat "Nothing is True" for me, though. Not that it was an easy task to begin with, I loved and still love that record.
     
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    Jailbreak wins it for me, but I agree that "Nothing Is True" was quite better in terms of whole album. Still, very excited to see Shikari live this summer after this release!
     
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    Rightfully so! Always a blast to catch them live.

    Was lucky enough to see them twice here in April during their residential tour, and holy sh*t, those were amazing, wild, uplifting, adrenaline-packed shows.
     
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    Everything is true and nothing is possible :kappa:
     
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