The Mindsweep

Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2015 Ratings: #846 / 985
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2015 Ratings: #358
Liked by 4 people
January 19, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
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.

There are great tracks in this album buried under a lot of experimentation. While this was one of their more commercially successful albums, it came at the price of losing a lot of the ferocity that made them so engaging. It's still a good album, but it lacks some components needed to make it great.



Some of the band's most ambitious instrumentation is marred by a very weak songwriting effort for Enter Shikari's standards.


After playing it safe on their record before this one, I believe this is the direction they’re set out on taking their sound and it’s watered down so much already that you’d think they were disbanded for 20 years and tried to get the ol’ band back together again only to make a tone deaf nostalgia record that wasn’t even what the fans could have hoped for.

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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