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Streets in the Sky
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2012
Now then, I get the 'obvious' comparison to The Jam with these blokes, however I'm more inclined to put them in a similar stable to The Young Knives, The Rakes, 9 Black Alps and latter-day Buzzcocks in the hope that The Enemy can maintain an element of current day credibility. If this is the difficult third album it doesn't show. What Streets in the Sky delivers is catchy, anthemic punk-pop. No weak tracks here, the band has the previous venture firmly behind them and have gotten back to the business in hand - catchy bounce along choruses, bang on harmonies, chunksome geetars and an exuberance which exudes confidence, but most of all it all sounds like these geezers are having so much fun!! Don't get me wrong, it'll never be a classic in the Grand Scheme of Things, but you could do a lot, lot worse. Suggest you give it a whirl - you won't lose any 'street cred' and it just may put a smile on yer clock and a spring in yer step. Go on.......you know you want to!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2012
The Enemy unfortunately are one of those bands from the Brit Rock/Pop revival of the mid 2000's that despite a promising debut and not even particularly bad second album are now drifting into the wilderness. This isn't to say it's a bad album or the music is poor, It's just like many bands of that era they had their moment and it seems to have passed. In short bands like this should be getting more air time and publicity and scaling the singles charts.

The sound is instantly recognisable for anyone who owns one or both of their previous albums; there has been no great shift in sound. Though this album is much louder and more consistently aggressive than their previous albums. They do this well and singles Gimme A Sign & Saturday illustrate this perfectly, they're both very catchy. My only criticism is it is maybe too aggressive each track blends into the next without ever really slowing the pace and giving the listener chance to draw breath. Some of my favourite Enemy tracks were when they were a bit more pop/melancholy and slowed the pace ever so slightly.

That said it's an album well worth its price if you're a fan or enjoy the whole Brit Pop/Rock thing. It's just hard to tell whether through no fault of their own they sound out of place or if they've just run out of ideas.

On a side note I think the album art is cracking...one of the best for 2012.
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on 29 April 2013
Bought the first album in 2007 thought it was great, disapointed slightly with the second album, although good it wasn't the in your face energy of the first. Streets in the Sky however is a different animal, in my opinion this is better than the first. As The Vaccines and the 1975 get all the airplay on Radio one now, you know there are a whole bunch of kids out there missing out on the boys from Coventry. BUY IT.
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on 27 January 2013
Brilliant songs and great lads to boot. Buy it and enjoy, if you like your music loud, catchy with proper lyrics then this is for you. Not one bad song on it and this should have been the best album of 2012. All bands have there influences so stop with the comparisons and just enjoy some damn fine raucous music.
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on 25 June 2012
on par if not better than there first album.

lots of catchy tunes and every song sounds different altho some remind me of there older ones but that is just their style.

well worth a buy and cant wait to see them at T in the Park in 2 weeks.
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on 26 March 2013
After listening to all of The Enemys albums this is the best one for me, even better than 'we live and die in these towns'.
Some very catchy songs such as 1-2-3-4, like a dancer, saturday just to name a few.
Purchase this you wont regret it.
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on 16 September 2013
really enjoyed this album first time i heard it, a lot of energy and some great vocals by tom. this is my favorite enemy album and i have listened to it countless times, the band really tear into each song, best played loud
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on 1 February 2014
Ahead of this album The Enemy promised fans more of the same - true to their word if you liked the first two albums then you will like this. Probably not quite as strong as their first two though.
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on 24 June 2012
What an album, loaded with proper anthems, and to make it better it was a steal on Amazon. Bought it a couple of days before seeing them at Shepherds Bush, so knew all the songs...Blinding..
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on 19 October 2012
This has got to be the best album I've ever bought just a great album every song is quality. Currently in my car and gets played every day to and from work it will never get old.
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