A Flash Flood of Colour

  • Record Label: Hopeless
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2012
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jan 18, 2012
    80
    Angry, innovative and often ahead of the curve. [Feb 2012, p.111]
  2. 80
    They respond to the challenge [to engage politically] in explosive style to deliver something like their defining statement.
  3. Alternative Press
    Jan 13, 2012
    90
    Enter Shikari prove that they have something substantial to say and a creative way of saying it.
  4. Jan 12, 2012
    70
    The group's melding together of dance music, metal riffs, punk energy and vocals that sound English rather than Californian make A Flash Flood of Colour not only a compelling effort, but an appropriately named one to boot.
  5. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    In practice and the long term of most, they're hysterically fun, but perhaps easier to admire in the abstract than really adore, unless you're a 17-year-old girl or bored at a festival.
  6. Kerrang!
    Feb 1, 2012
    80
    This 11-song set is a good deal of fun to listen to. [14 Jan 2012, p.50]
  7. A Flash Flood of Colour is daring, thought provoking, and utterly unpredictable, making it the first bold record of 2012 and Enter Shikari's defining moment.
  8. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    Disenchantment should always be this spellbinding.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    10
    This is there best album to date. I first got into Enter Shikari before Take to the Skies was released, when their demos were floating around.This is there best album to date. I first got into Enter Shikari before Take to the Skies was released, when their demos were floating around. 'Take to the Skies' reproduced all of their songs and they were, in my opinion, worse because of it. Common Dreads was an average album with a couple of stand out tracks. A flash flood of colour however is a different kettle of fish. Very easy to listen to from begininning to end, some of the tracks are quite simply stunning. Definitely buy it...now Full Review »
  2. Apr 3, 2017
    1
    Cringe-worthy left-wing politicking over dull techno-dance-core drivel that, while once borderline intersting, is quickly getting old. ThisCringe-worthy left-wing politicking over dull techno-dance-core drivel that, while once borderline intersting, is quickly getting old. This shouldn't have even made it off campus. Full Review »
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    4
    Dull uninspired political electronicore garbage. Every song has some underlying problem at the heart of its message like corruption or globalDull uninspired political electronicore garbage. Every song has some underlying problem at the heart of its message like corruption or global warming, there's also some boring electronica in the background behind Rou Reynolds shouting and ranting. The final song Constellations is the stand-out track with an impressive vocal delivery and less of the dull electronics and "breakdowns" prevalent on the album. If this sort of thing suits you, then buy it it is a good album, just not my type of album. Full Review »