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Album Review: Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari - Common DreadsAlbum Review: Enter Shikari
Album: Common Dreads
Label: Ambush Reality

Sometimes it’s a dangerous path to tread when reviewing music. Do you play it safe, and assess an album in light of what the majority of people will expect of it, picking at the contents like a vulture would a corpse? Or do you take a bit of a risk and leave all your stereotypes and opinions of the band at the door? It’s a question that a lot of writers will agonise over, and never has it been more relevant for me than when this dropped through the letterbox. Continue reading Album Review: Enter Shikari

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Opinion: Independent’s Day

The music industry is in tatters. Every week there are ever more depressing reasons to give up hope on the music world altogether. CD sales are falling faster than Icelandic bank stocks, big wigs with stupid names are sitting at the boardrooms of the most powerful labels in the world, and Saturday night talent contests exploit the young and the beautiful, only to leave them on the side of the road with nothing after a year. That’s before we even consider the knock on effect of that ghastly label ‘the credit crunch’, causing music labels to fold and young artists to disappear in a sea of debt. Is it any surprise that Slipknot, those purveyors of doom and gloom for unloved teenagers across the globe, named their last album ‘All Hope Is Gone‘? Continue reading Opinion: Independent’s Day