Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible

Enter Shikari - Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #231 / 266
User Score
Based on 107 ratings
2020 Ratings: #494
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April 17, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Sputnikmusic

The album's best asset is how it ties together these disparate musical threads with the strength of its songwriting. Having found a stunning depth and emotional acuity on their last release, Reynolds broadens his focus to the world without ever losing the raw feeling which stood out in bold against The Spark's shimmering production.

80
Gigwise

It’s not just the next step in their trajectory, it rewrites their path rather dramatically ... The line between bravery and stupidity here is not a thin one, as the album charges so confidently towards innovation it would be foolish to suggest it’s anything other than brilliant.

80
Kerrang!
Despite the band stretching their boundaries wider than ever before and employing a kitchen-sink approach to experimentation, this is the most Enter Shikari sounding record the band have made to date.
80
NME
Blending philosophy and science with the bloodied, bruised heart of someone who cares about their fellow man, ‘Nothing is True’ offers comfort, reason, familiarity and forward-thinking to give us the soundtrack we need for now.
80
Dork
What Shikari have managed to achieve over the course of the album is nothing short of spectacular, all produced by Reynolds himself. Sonically technicolour and emotionally draining in the best way, it may feel like the end of the world, but Enter Shikari are here to hold it all together.
80
AllMusic

Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible is either the best or the worst Enter Shikari outing to date. What it certainly isn't is dull.

40
Clash
Enter Shikari have the tools and drive to create something potentially mind-blowing, it’s just that they fell well short of the mark on this occasion.
20
The Arts Desk

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible is a decidedly pedestrian effort. Filled with bluster and bombast, the lyrics betray a shocking amount of cheesey and cliched teenage angst for the work of a group of thirty-somethings and it's backed by music that steals from all quarters without bringing anything new to the table. It may aim high but it falls spectacularly short.

Plats
58
I don't think this new Enter Shikari album, "Nothing is True & Everything is Possible", is awful. I think I can pick out a few highlights from this, the production is decent and I appreciate the amount of experimentation they take here. Unfortunately, it doesn't really pay off some of the time. "Crossing the Rubicon" is basically a glorified rip-off of "Magic" by The Cars, "Elegy for Extinction" sounds like the theme to a bad Disney movie and ... read more
jewest30211
60
this some cringe
Supertartory
48
Enter Shikari make a 1975 album.

Now I'm not an avid listener of Enter Shikari but a lot of my friends are and they follow me on twitter so I felt like I should probably review this. Did I like it? Yeah, sort of, eh. Enter Shikari are an odd band, are they metal? Are they rap? Are they electronic? I don't know anymore, I'd just say hardcore experimental or something and leave it at that, but this album has left me more confused. Enter Shikari seem to expand on the sound they curated in The ... read more
deathwish_666
90
An amazing experimental album from a consistent great band.

Following up to a pop-rock'ish last work The Spark, Enter Shikari took a step forward, opening listener's mind to something more bold and brave, mixing every genre possible (rock, metal, electronic, classic) into the well-shaped all around piece of an album.

Favourite Tracks: THE GREAT UNKNOWN, The Dreamer's Hotel, Waltzing Off the Face of the Earth (I. Crescendo), the pressure's on, T.I.N.A., Marionettes (I. & II.), satelites, ... read more
AnalVape
90
Wow... now THIS is experimental, dude. For Enter Shikari, anyway. The UK grimey post-hardcorestep bros are together again for something totally new, and I am completely here for it. Nothing is True & Everything is Possible is a bold step forward for the British beatsteppers.

From the very first track, the brightly colored keys and synths win me over. The songwriting here is classic Enter Shikari, whether you notice it right away or not. Based on what I've seen from particular reviews, ... read more
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Track List

  1. THE GREAT UNKNOWN
  2. Crossing The Rubicon
  3. { The Dreamer’s Hotel }
  4. Waltzing Off the Face of the Earth (I. Crescendo)
  5. modern living….
  6. apøcaholics anonymøus (main theme in B minor)
  7. the pressure’s on.
  8. Reprise 3
  9. T.I.N.A.
  10. Elegy For Extinction
  11. Marionettes (I. The Discovery of Strings)
  12. Marionettes (II. The Ascent)
  13. satellites* *
  14. thē kĭñg
  15. Waltzing Off the Face of the Earth (II. Piangevole)
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