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14 Jun 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 Jun 2009
  • Release Date: 12 Jun 2009
  • Label: Atlantic Records UK
  • Copyright: 2009 Warner Music UK Limited
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  • Total Length: 50:30
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  • ASIN: B002BYAW10
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,348 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD
By any standard known to man Enter Shikari are a great little band.

I have already expressed my enthusiasm elsewhere in these venerable
pages for their 2007 debut 'Take To The Skies'. A stunning first showing.

They make a big, big sound but the unbridled energy is always
tempered by a remarkably mature and refined musical sensibility.

The fifteen tracks which comprise their new release 'Common Dreads'
create a veritable powerhouse of crackling, ribald electricity.

With 'Juggernauts' they strike a marvelous balance between
stirring anthemic harmonies, naive but warm-hearted social
commentary and convincingly calibrated hard-edged rock.

This ability to bring potentially conflicting elements together
and produce credible and hugely enjoyable soundscapes is a real gift.

'Wall' is another powerhouse track. Mr Rolfe's drums are, here
and elsewhere on the album, the glue which keeps it all together.

'Zzzonked' delivers a small nod in Prodigy's direction with the
cocky but affectionate knowledge that they are the new kids
on this particular block. Fresh paint on an old facade.

'No Sleep Tonight', not unlike 'Jonny Sniper' on their previous
release, has a killer chorus and a very fine vocal performance
from Mr Reynolds. This lad really can belt out a good tune!

'Gap In The Fence' is as fine a song as we are
likely to encounter for the rest of the year.

It's all good. Nothing wasted. Nothing to throw to the dogs.

Blissfully brilliant !

Essential.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Self Styled Rocker on 14 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD
In this album Shikari move beyond their first album by miles. The fronts they choose to build on include a greater use of Rou's voice, acoustic, spoken parts, signing, and also the scream/angry vocals. There is a greater focus here on crafting individual songs, they have their own vibe and fill out into the territory chosen for it, for example on Juggernauts there is good use of a different singing style, No sleep tonight focuses on a new musical direction with greater use of synths and programming, with Gap in the fence finally breaking the barrier from Post-Hardcore with Electronics to Enter Shikari stamping their own style on both of these genres and making it their own.

Overall this is not the scream-fest of the last album. Instead pure raw screaming is mixed with a more head smart use of lyrics, topics, vocal impact and overall musical technique. For example Rou's definition of harshness is not just limited to screaming, the electronic parts draw more widely on drum and bass etc and also sampling found in pure electronic music. This effort matches Genghis Tron's effort in its audacity and willingness to embrace all the ingredients and make an unexpected recipe!

This is awesome and will no doubt see a greater abundance of glowsticks and moshing at their next gigs!

See also Genghis Tron, Atari Teenage Riot, Mad Capsule Markets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Skelton on 24 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
once again Enter Shikari have managed to tell a stroy through a fast paced, ever changing album. a slight change in direction from take to the skies but a fantastic album none the less. highly reccomeneded
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Lorraine Zalewski on 14 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD
After take to the skies it was going to take something pretty amazing to top it. Common Dreads see's shikari take a more electronic approach to their music, while still keeping their hardcore influences. 5/5 stand out tracks....The Jester, No Sleep Tonight and Solidarity.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kiwi on 8 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
Firstly, while I wasn't a huge fan of their first stuff, I did find the songs growing on me and decided I would buy the second album (this one). First thing I noticed if that the guys have gone all political. Shouts of 'we must unite!' echo through the first few minutes and your left wondering if it's all really necessary. To be honest, there are only a few tracks on this album that show enter at close to their best. The Jester for instance, starts off all jazzy but pans out nicely and the only thing close to another 'anything can happen...' is gap in the fence (Maybe if the other songs had more direction this would be more of a stand out). Don't get me wrong, there are genuinely good songs here, but even after 15 'songs' you fin yourself staring at your stereo thinking 'is that it?'. I think it's good that they've decided to branch out into new directions but I don't think that that makes this a compelling purchase (in this case). Fingers crossed this is just a sign of transition rather than them losing their song-writing mojo.
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By J. Robertson on 3 May 2013
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Such an amazing band. Had to buy this album after seeing them live for the second time. Incredible! Would recommend!
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By E. Duff on 15 Dec 2012
Format: Audio CD
The CD was in perfect condition and the album is great!
Look out for Zzzonked, Solidarity, Juggernauts and Jester. Bring on Enter Shikari's tour!
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Never off the iPod along with their other cd's..classic ! glorious harmonies , gutteral roars & poetic lyrics !Musical marmite , spread it on ! LOVE IT !
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