- Summary: The fifth full-length release for the British rock band led by Rou Reynolds was produced by David Kosten.
- Record Label: PIAS
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Heavy Metal
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|Are you staying awake for the liftoff, tonight? You'll never believe the sights tonight The sights tonight, the sights Are you staying awake for the...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Alternative PressSep 21, 2017As expected, frontman/programmer Rou Reynolds remains urgent and vulnerable. [Oct 2017, p.81]
Kerrang!Sep 21, 2017The Spark is very much a record for 2017. [16 Sep 2017, p.50]
Sep 21, 2017The Spark as Shikari-lite, a poppy album which forsakes the sound and fury which made the boys so interesting in the first place. But making the same album twice is anathema here, and the sound of the band isolating the human element and expanding it into their most beautiful, focused work to date is a wonder to behold.
Sep 22, 2017This is probably the best album of probably the best British band of XXI century! Sharp lyrics, tight groove and beautiful vocals of Rou, whoThis is probably the best album of probably the best British band of XXI century! Sharp lyrics, tight groove and beautiful vocals of Rou, who stopped to growl and started to sing the hell out of his lungs. Pure awesomeness.… Expand
Dec 31, 2018Enter Shikari have consistently been in my top ten lists for a decade now. 4 albums between 2007-2016 have all easily found their way into theEnter Shikari have consistently been in my top ten lists for a decade now. 4 albums between 2007-2016 have all easily found their way into the bracket, all of which providing their own fresh and interesting flavour of Shikari without losing their crazy techno/hardcore sound that I initially loved. I am stoked to say that the lads from St. Albans have done it again with the Spark in 2017. At points it’s edgy, energetic, and confronting (Rabble Rouser, Take My Country Back) while at others it shows a softer, more weary approach to their anti-establishment views, something very prominent in the blood that flows through their veins (Airfield, An Ode to Lost Jigsaw Pieces). At times you feel like The Spark is a loaded gun that never runs out of ammo, bullets that change from flammables to armour piercing to explosive rounds at a whim, blowing you away with each shot, but soothing you with softer tracks with a deeper meaning.
Something I’ve enjoyed over a decade of being IN LOVE with this band is how their message has evolved along with their musical prowess. It’s like as time has progressed, Enter Shikari have grown gradually more befuddled and dumbfounded at the sheer stupidity of the human race, and with tracks like The Sights, Live Outside and Shinrin-Yoku, have increasingly begged for aliens / the divine / something NOT human to take them away from the rock we collectively **** up (insert rant about Baby Boomers here).
Bravo to you Enter Shikari, a band I consistently chuck on shuffle and love every second of have added yet another master stroke to their essay of brilliance. Here’s to the next one!
Best Tracks: The Sights - Live Outside - Airfield - Shinrin-Yoku
2017 Listens: 170+… Expand
Nov 22, 2017Overall an ok album but i think the band can do better. Emotions conveyed are a bit lacking. I does not open my hearth up like i want it toOverall an ok album but i think the band can do better. Emotions conveyed are a bit lacking. I does not open my hearth up like i want it to do. If you are a fan of Shikari then you will like it but if you never listened before skip this one.… Expand
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