Asian Dub Foundation   Enemy Of The Enemy
Release Date: 2003

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3.5 greatNick Butler EMERITUS | January 17th 07

Perhaps due to the departure of MC Deeder, previously the group's lead vocalist, Enemy of The Enemy isn't quite the album that Community Music is. Still, this is a cracking record, home to at least 2 songs that are among the finest of this decade so far. "Fortress Europe" is an electrorock powerhouse, and it's easily the catchiest thing this band have ever done. "1000 Mirrors" trumps it, though, by being the most tender thing this band has done and probably ever will do. Sinaed O'Conner guests on vocals to tell the story of Zoora Shah, the rape victim who murdered one of her attackers. ADF's unflinching depiction of the failings in certain sections of Britain's Asian communities has always been one of their strengths, and that reaches its peak here. Elsewhere, "La Haine" and "Blowback" provide more highlights. There's a shift toward more trivial subject matter here though, as evidenced by "2 Face", a song that seems entirely out of step with everything else this band has done. A strong album, but it feels like the start of a decline for the band.


3.5 greatSkapalPes | February 11th 15
3.5 greatvoodoomiike | November 2nd 13
3.5 greatpizzamachine | August 9th 13
4.0 excellentslarti | April 21st 13
3.0 goodVagitarianZombie | August 31st 12
3.5 greatmursu | November 22nd 11
3.0 goodtomwilld | July 18th 11
3.0 goodyty | February 16th 09
3.0 goodderoeckj | April 21st 08
3.0 goodJAK1980 | December 3rd 07

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