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Enter Shikari - "The Spark" (September 22, 2017) Album • Page 5

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by MexicanGuitars, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Undercover is such a banger
     
  2. Horrorca

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    ok so I pressed play because I like the cover

    I thought this was metalcore band

    what the fuck I am listening to
     
  3. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Uhh yeah, if you don't follow the band this is pretty left field haha. What did you think of the album?
     
  4. Horrorca

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    jeez sorry for the horrible grammar up there haha

    I was ready to fucking hate it

    the cheese
    the british accent and terrible lyrics
    the cheese

    but

    I kind of enjoyed it and am now intrigued - I'll definitely listen to it again - it is catchy as fuck although there were like three songs that were just too cringey for me

    I mean, it's somewhat bold and fresh sounding and that's coming from someone that doesn't even know a single song of theirs before this - what I mean is it's bold even out of context of their discog I think

    haha crazy - who would have thought
     
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  5. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Yeah the thing about the cheese really faded away after my 3rd or so listen...they very honest and real, even if they are relatively clunky
     
  6. Horrorca

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    Airfield is fucking gorgeous

    hahaha wasn't expecting to be moved tonight, especially not by this
     
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  7. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    I want to live inside the groove of the opening of Shinrin-yoku forever

    I really can't wait til they sing it live...I can imagine the groove just beginning, Rou just standing over the crowd, giving a monologue about unity, happiness, progress, etc. and then just diving into the song. ugh

    Probably my favorite bass groove of the year too
     
  8. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    NA tour announced!
     
  9. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    USA / Canada. January February.
    bringing along MILK TEETH from the UK.
    (other support TBC).

    tickets on sale this FRIDAY. at midday (local time).

    1/19 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
    1/20 Dallas, TX - Tree's
    1/22 Orlando, FL - The Social
    1/23 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
    1/25 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
    1/26 Raleigh, NC - Cat's Cradle
    1/27 Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House
    1/28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
    1/30 Boston, MA - The Sinclair

    2/2 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
    2/3 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
    2/5 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmoumt
    2/6 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
    2/8 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Hall
    2/9 Chicago, IL - Metro
    2/10 St Paul, MN - Amsterdam Hall
    2/11 Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid Cabaret
    2/13 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
    2/14 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Ballroom
    2/16 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
    2/17 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
    2/18 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
    2/20 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
    2/23 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
    2/24 Santa Ana, CA - The Obervatory
    2/25 San Diego, CA - The Irenic
    2/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

    Tour - Enter Shikari - USA/Canada. January/February 2018
     
  10. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    I am absolutely in love with this record. I wish more people were talking about this!

    Enter Shikari officially became my 13th band with 200+ listens now on last.fm as well
     
  11. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Listening to a Flash Flood Of Colour for the first time in quite some time. Still such an incredible record.

    Their Flash-Mindsweep-Spark stretch is absolutely astonishing.
     
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  12. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Absolutely agree. It blows my mind that people still hold on to the belief that TTTS is their best album...it's incredibly dated and does not have an ounce of the poise or impact that songs in the later album have.

    My biggest gripe with Flash is Sssssnakepit. The "yeah-yeah-yeah we're nice guys" breakdown always takes me out of the experience. One of the worst things they've done haha
     
  13. Larry David

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    I don't think I've listened to TTTTS since Mindsweep came out. It's extremely outdated and they're so much better now. I'd be totally fine with them abandoning that album completely live going forward
     
  14. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    I still slot Common Dreads in the two spot behind Mindsweep. So many stand alone hits.
     
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  15. sawhney[rusted]2

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    I really hope so. There are some songs on CD that I'm sure would sound great if they updated them a bit, but structually and musically the songs from TTTS seem so....bare? Common Dreads has enough of solid basis to update them a bit.

    Seriously though, a setlist comprising of only AFFOC, The Mindsweep and The Spark would be absolutely crazy! So many downright bangers and great songs that they would even impress people who aren't huge fans or never heard of them. Like, imagine this setlist:

    AFFOC Songs:
    Meltdown
    Warm Smiles
    Constellations
    Gandhi
    Hello Tyrannosaurus

    EP:
    Radiate

    The Mindsweep:
    Ananesthesist
    Bank of England
    The One True Colour
    Torn Apart or Myopia
    There's a Price on Your Head

    REDSHIFT

    The Spark:
    The Sights
    Rabble Rouser
    Shinrin-yoku into Undercover Agents
    Live Outside
    An Ode to Jigsaw Pieces
     
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  16. Smage

    lo mein connoisseur

    I can't make it through Common Dreads. That's the only dud of an album by them for me, minus Solidarity and zzzzonked off it. As mentioned before, Flash-Mindsweep-Spark are them at their peak. Never been more motivated in my life to save the world until I heard those.
     
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  17. Larry David

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    Haha yes! I feel invincible when I listen to those records.
     
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  18. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Save the world and spread love :heart:

    I feel so happy and angry at the same time listening to these records
     
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  19. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    The government is bullshit! We're all being poisoned literally and figuratively. We need to band together as one, through love and be there for each other!
     
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  20. George

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    For me, it's the "Woah chill out, remember Gandhi mate" bit in "Gandhi mate". Hate it everytime it comes up. Shame because the rest of the song is a ripper.


    There's something quite endearing about their few embarassing shit moments (or any bit when Rou does a put on posh accent). Gives their missteps a little bit of charm.
     
  21. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    Yeah the fact that Gandhi was actually very racist and predatory has really not allowed that song to age well.
     
  22. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    The "Everything is crumbling" bridge in Revolt of the Atoms is awesome
     
  23. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    I think that stands as their most subversive heavy part ever...it's heavy as fuck but in a different, chaotic way. I don't think it got called out enough yet as impressive
     
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  24. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Also I must say it's been great to watch Rob's growth as a drummer. His "solo" in Shinrin-yoku stands as one of the more impressive things I've heard all year
     
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  25. MFA

    See you in hell, or see you when I see you. Prestigious

    For me the part that ruins the entire thing is YABBA-DABBA-DO-1 SON