12 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following in the footsteps of peers like Skrillex and Tiësto, Knife Party are releasing their debut album well into their reign as fixtures on the EDM scene. Rather than serve to introduce the Australian duo, Abandon Ship instead delivers on the promise of their many singles, remixes, and headlining gigs. Bombastic bass abounds. The trap colossus "Boss Mode" limbos under screaming sirens and gurgling synths, while "Begin Again" is melodious electro-house and "Give It Up" fuses dancehall with concussive dubstep. Having already slayed EDM's biggest festivals, Knife Party give themselves fresh ammunition on this full-length.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following in the footsteps of peers like Skrillex and Tiësto, Knife Party are releasing their debut album well into their reign as fixtures on the EDM scene. Rather than serve to introduce the Australian duo, Abandon Ship instead delivers on the promise of their many singles, remixes, and headlining gigs. Bombastic bass abounds. The trap colossus "Boss Mode" limbos under screaming sirens and gurgling synths, while "Begin Again" is melodious electro-house and "Give It Up" fuses dancehall with concussive dubstep. Having already slayed EDM's biggest festivals, Knife Party give themselves fresh ammunition on this full-length.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
515 Ratings

515 Ratings

davidbeaner ,

God bless Knife Party

As a true KP fan I downloaded the album the day of, and wanted to wait a couple days for a review only until I gave the album several complete listens. Overall if you don't listen to Knife Party and have an open mind, I whole heartedly advise you to buy/download the whole album because Rob and Gareth have truly done it again. Very diverse, but now I'll get into the bulk of everything as I break it down song by song:

1. Reconnect- Intro of the album, definitely got me hyped with the narrative sets tone for the album and gives me a reminiscent feeling of their Ibiza Debut 2011 Mix (Intro).
2. Resistance- One of the more energized tracks, and will suffice for any KP fan that loved their last 3 EP's. All brostep lovers will be disappointed but I think this track is amazing
3. Boss Mode- Was honestly surprised and skeptical when I first heard Boss Mode but it grew on me really quick. Love the old school nintendo feeling it gives off in the build, and the lyrics give it a strange but good compliment. The drop is sex, nothing more to say other that this is one of the best tracks on the album and further proves KP's diversity
4. EDM trend machine- I give major props for this track, as it obviously satirizes today's EDM with the title, and the misleading Martin Garrix-esque sound literally right before the first drop with the vinyl break right after. Then we hear the real part of the song that follows which is a euphoria of jazzy jungle-ey house. Loved and respectthe goal here.
5. 404- OK, have to say up and front number 1 favorite on entire album and even one of KP's best works. Crazy creative idea to make a song around the concept of the 404 error. Love the buildup, samples, the 404 interruption that abruptly leads into the 2nd build. Genius. The drop makes me want to vandalize a lot of things, meant in the best possible way. Hearing this live is like the 2nd coming of Christ btw.
6.Begin Again- This track was very deep, the lyrics are definitely something to contemplate. This song is deliciously complimented with the progressive house or house or whatever ITS JUST GOOD OK. This song made me look at KP a different way and I believe they will be regarded as the next daft punk if they continue in this sort of direction (regarding the album not just song). Good to hear Rob's voice again.
7.Give It Up- 2nd favorite track on the album without a doubt. I think of "Bonfire" when I hear it but compared it is definitely more mellow. All brostep/ "dub step" lovers relish in this track because it is the only 100% modern talking/Rage Valley sounding out of all the tracks. The drop is too satisfying and I think a NERO remix is in place.
8. D.I.M.H.- Probably 3rd favorite track, KP can do house oh yes they can. This song is flawless and I could dance to this track alone for hours. The vocals are perfect.
9.Micropenis- Don't really know why they made this song haha but I dig it. Very dark and droning,
10.Superstar- A disco sounding track, great track. Monsta on the vocals which compliments the song very nicely. KP is satirizing the fair weathered fans of their earlier "dub step" works in this track which is hilarious. The rest of this song to me sounds almost like don diablo. Definitely not biting off him though. Great song overall.
11. Red Dawn - This song is amazing as well, as it gives off of a Middle Eastern vibe. I feel like this is an ongoing theme among electronic music in the past year (example: Skrillex -DJ ease my mind, Dillon Francis/Dj snake -Get low). I feel like this is a more mellowed out progressive house sounding version of their scrapped track "Baghdad" (which will be sorely missed). Great track nonetheless.
12.Kaleidoscope- This track gives KP so much depth and once again on the album shows their variety. I'm not a sub-genre expert but this Trance/Progressive House song makes me feel i'm in some psychedelic desert in the middle of the night. Don't know how to explain it. This song closes out the album nicely and makes me look at KP in a different light.

pizzaisnotpie ,

YESSS!

Rob and Gareth are legendary! This album will definitely be amazing. The new songs they’ve played in their sets so far are awesome too :)

D11517V ,

May just be three songs now...

But I'm hooked. Rob and Gareth for life.

Abandon Ship!!!

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