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|0.0 ||Gypsy Swag Emeritus | April 2nd 13|
Karin>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bjork suck my big ol israeli nut
Needed to revise this soundoff to say ALEX BEEBE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT STOP NAME DROPPING ARTISTS WITH NO RELEVANCE TO THIS ALBUM U HARLOT I WILL FINGER BLAST YOUR SKULL
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|4.5 superb||Alex Silveri EMERITUS | April 5th 13|
The Knife, Unchained
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|3.1 good||John weathered old reviewer Hanson STAFF | April 6th 13|
Get ready to see how easy it is to review this album: this album is an album demanding respect and showcasing a unique understanding of contrarian ideas and execution. It's too bad I honestly get disinterested and immediately fall back to wondering what kind of point the Knife really think they're making with this record.
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|3.5 great||Alex Beebe | April 4th 13|
Shaking the Habitual sees The Knife delving further into much more avant-garde industrial influences rather than electro-industrial ones. Showing inspiration from the likes of Current 93, Coil, Einst?rzende Neubauten, and Throbbing Gristle, The Knife is experimenting with some of the most fleshed out compositions they've ever produced. While they've retained their tribal percussion, The Knife has toned down the IDM and tech house indie-dance anthems, and has opted for a more ominous approach with two discs worth of elongated songs that sprawl over disturbing dark ambient droning, and the unsettling progressive builds of caustic minimal techno. These assets combined should prove to make Shaking the Habitual an album with much longevity if The Knife decides to take another six year break in between albums.
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|4.5 superb||Nik Matt | April 4th 13|
I'm not sure if I could love this album any more than I have been, but I'll report back the next time I can get my hands on some LSD.
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|3.0 good||Vegeta of Nazareth | April 2nd 13|
I can tell by the fact that this is not bjork that this is not bjork
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|4.5 superb||chambered99 | May 5th 13|
so this is fucking amazing
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|2.5 average||Andrew Cannon | April 10th 13|
Some good tracks, but too many pseudo experimental ones that fail to prove their point. what
could've been a 3.5-4 lost most of it's appeal because of that. overrated, and overhyped
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|4.0 excellent||thejared | April 2nd 13|
Sounds like Bjork. Feels like Bjork. It must be Bjork.
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|3.5 great||sarcasgnostic | November 26th 13|
This is a primal, visceral, and raw album, totally stripped of any inhibitions or obligation to musical convention. It's so weird and so crazy in such a good way, even if some parts like the fleetingly short primeval songs or the forbiddingly long ambient tracks could use a little more work to keep them interesting.
|4.5 superb||lovemore | June 20th 13|
Deleted "Old Dreams Waiting To Be Realized" and now I have my second favorite album of 2013,
one which I totally dismissed as something I might listen to once or twice a few months ago.
The lyrics are still slightly hard to parse at times, but they're funny enough and filled
with enough political meaning that they hold up the lightly danceable and surprisingly busy
soundscapes behind them after a few spins. Even the infamous "Fracking Fluid Injection" grew
on me, both as a statement and as a song. Initial comparisons to Swans's The Seer might be
made, but they disappear over time in favor of something closer to tUnE-yArDs + Sonic Youth.
Stop thinking about post-rock and start thinking about Daydream Nation (and Shaking the
Habitual)! P.S. Even for a non-supporter of Occupy Wall Street, Stay Out Here is uncannily
poetic about it.
|4.5 superb||Sebastian Radzikowski | May 29th 13|
Urgh, this is my album of the year... But I just can't put to words why I love it so much.
|4.5 superb||fromtheinside | May 19th 13|
one of the most difficult albums i've had the pleasure of getting into this year. stunning composition. absolutely gorgeous vocal melodies. this is truly a marvel of an album to behold
|4.5 superb||cinaedus | April 25th 13|
utter chaos in musical form, it takes a special kind of talent to make music this caustic and insane and not have it fall apart at the seams.
|4.0 excellent||G.M.B. | April 24th 13|
A fantastic album, but "Fracking Fluid Injection" is about 4 minutes too long. It's a neat little experiment but fuck does it draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag ooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnn aaaaaaaaaaaaand ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnn
|4.5 superb||maccrash21 | April 18th 13|
hooray for the ultra pretentious. when you get this album, you get this album. only misstep in my eyes is Fracking Fluid Injection which should just never have been released by anyone ever anywhere.
|3.0 good||Cygnatti | April 17th 13|
So is this actually good because I saw this being featured on absolutepunk.net and assumed this would be terrible?
|3.0 good||BadDiaryDays | April 16th 13|
An alright release, a lot of it sounds like Bjork rip-offs and can sound dull and vapid in some spots, especially with songs like A Tooth For An Eye, though some songs are resounding in that they get stuck in your head - for me anyway. One of those is Full of Fire, which got me anticipated for this release as it's imagery seemed to renact a scene from Enter The Void or some dazed trip.
|0.0 ||rob g | April 9th 13|
new knife rules ya
|0.0 ||Funeral | April 8th 13|
Have you checked your privilege yet today???
|5.0 classic||illegalblues | April 8th 13|
better than your favorite album. easily their best work
|5.0 classic||DrippinSwagoo | April 7th 13|
This isn't about Bjork! I could give a fuck less about her! I've been waiting 7 years for this album. Discuss THE Album.
|3.0 good||Lani Parker | April 5th 13|
"Wrap your arms around me", "Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized", "Raging Lung" and "Fracking Fluid Injection" are worth hearing at least once. The rest of it just doesn't speak to me.
|4.0 excellent||JBull | April 2nd 13|
This is fantastic! Hopefully it'll leak soon. Can't wait to get my hands on a new Knife album.
|4.0 excellent||lou1000 | April 2nd 13|
One of the best releases this year. Now all I need is for it to leak.
|3.5 great||Jarek | April 19th 14|
|3.5 great||Meuric | April 11th 14|
|3.0 good||Hovse | March 11th 14|
|5.0 classic||krka | March 5th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Roargh | February 14th 14|
|4.5 superb||Ryan | February 9th 14|
|2.5 average||Mojito | February 1st 14|
|3.5 great||Alexaa | January 24th 14|
|4.5 superb||Pwoper | January 6th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Gtzk | January 5th 14|
|4.0 excellent||TMobotron CONTRIBUTOR | December 31st 13|
|4.0 excellent||Uqnivde | December 12th 13|
|4.5 superb||Mootgut | December 12th 13|
|4.0 excellent||zundza | December 7th 13|
|5.0 classic||Lewis P. STAFF | December 3rd 13|
|2.0 poor||Bell12 | November 30th 13|
|2.5 average||gosk8n | November 25th 13|
|2.5 average||Kadence | November 23rd 13|
|2.5 average||Scarfo | November 20th 13|
|4.0 excellent||a7c7e7 | November 18th 13|
|3.5 great||willow | November 17th 13|
|4.0 excellent||ticsand | November 17th 13|
|4.0 excellent||ethos | November 7th 13|
|4.0 excellent||unkle | November 6th 13|
|4.5 superb||nig | November 4th 13|
|4.5 superb||ASZend | November 3rd 13|
|4.0 excellent||Doc | October 30th 13|
|4.0 excellent||inlimbo | September 28th 13|
|3.0 good||Mendigo | September 28th 13|
|4.5 superb||rina | September 10th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Agooner9 | September 9th 13|
|3.5 great||ziroth | August 7th 13|
|4.0 excellent||ddlinkz | August 6th 13|
|4.5 superb||Caelum | August 4th 13|
|3.5 great||Velcro | July 31st 13|
|4.5 superb||MrElmo | July 29th 13|
|4.5 superb||Jips | July 15th 13|
|2.0 poor||Alex | July 2nd 13|
|4.7 superb||Cam EMERITUS | June 28th 13|
|4.0 excellent||adace1 | June 26th 13|
|4.5 superb||MF79 | June 12th 13|
|2.5 average||Nrap | June 11th 13|
|4.0 excellent||tnd | May 30th 13|
|3.0 good||ot63 | May 28th 13|
|4.5 superb||robin EMERITUS | May 19th 13|
|1.5 very poor||fev | May 17th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Kubrick | April 29th 13|
|3.0 good||Escain | April 26th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Rail | April 22nd 13|
|5.0 classic||Acorn | April 19th 13|
|4.5 superb||nico | April 19th 13|
|2.5 average||Yotimi | April 16th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Art | April 14th 13|
|2.5 average||Mikkel | April 13th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Lucid CONTRIBUTOR | April 11th 13|
|4.0 excellent||ADM20 | April 10th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Ari | April 10th 13|
|5.0 classic||Deaf | April 9th 13|
|5.0 classic||Dodge | April 9th 13|
|3.5 great||iGuter | April 9th 13|
|4.5 superb||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | April 6th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Matski | April 5th 13|
|5.0 classic||Aruji | April 3rd 13|
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