The Mindsweep

Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2015 Ratings: #656 / 776
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2015 Ratings: #495
January 19, 2015 / Release Date
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Hopeless / Ambush Reality / Label
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Drowned in Sound

The Mindsweep is Enter Shikari at their most inspirational and consistent and as a result, their best record yet.

It’s a shame that on ‘The Mindsweep’, Shikari's message is occasionally lost among the madness. But they clearly believe music can inspire change, and this country needs bands like them to shake people out of their political apathy.
The Skinny
The unrelenting nature of this potent cocktail can be exhausting, but such concerns will seem utterly irrelevant in the sweaty hedonism of the moshpit.
Enter Shikari have made their mark with a hybrid theory of conflicting ideas but, unsure where they sit between Rage Against The Machine and Radiohead, it lacks real conviction.
For a bit of fun, I've decided to revisit my 2015 AOTY list and see how all the records on it have held up - there'll be some cringe and maybe some new found love but one thing is for sure, and that's that there will be words.

2015 me: 2015 was undoubtedly one of the most important years for UK politics and no band knows and represents this better than Enter Shikari. From the feedback-heavy track Anaesthetist dealing with the privatisation of the NHS to the unsubtle commentary on the ... read more
Another phenomenal release by this ban, The Mindsweep was the first time Enter Shikari sounded truly like the festival headliners they were becoming. An incredibly original, intense, and creative album, there are no real low-points on this album. From start to finish, each song is incredibly enjoyable, unique, and well-developed. Highlights in particular include the opening and closing tracks, The Last Garrison, and the stunningly beautiful Dear Future Historians. There is no doubt or ... read more
This is quintessential Enter Shikari. Every bit as polished and relevant as A Flash Flood of Colour, and full of big crowd-chanting anthemic moments.
Probably the most cohesive, complete and dense album that Enter Shikari have ever made, with some of the most unique and eccentric sounds the band has ever created. A polished piece of work that demands to be heard.

Favorite Jams: The Appeal & The Mindsweep I and II, Myopia

Lest Favorite: interlude
What's all this fuss!
A cartoonish mix of dancing post-hardcore with an enormous need to be taken seriously!
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Track List

  1. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I
  2. The One True Colour
  3. Anaesthetist
  4. The Last Garrison
  5. Never Let Go Of The Microscope
  6. Myopia
  7. Torn Apart
  8. interlude
  9. The Bank of England
  10. Theres A Price On Your Head
  11. Dear Future Historians...
  12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II
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Added on: January 2, 2015