Streets in the Sky

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This is an article about the third studio album by UK rock band The Enemy. For the building structure, see Tower block#Streets in the sky.
Streets In The Sky
Studio album by The Enemy
Released 21 May 2012
Genre Indie rock, Punk-rock[1]
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer Joby J Ford
The Enemy chronology
Music for the People
(2009)
Streets In The Sky
(2012)

Streets In The Sky is the third studio album by Coventry-based indie rock band The Enemy. It was released on 21 May 2012, and entered the UK album charts at number nine.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[3]
Drowned In Sound (0/10)[4]
The Fly 1/5 stars[5]
musicOMH 1.5/5 stars[6]
NME (6/10)[7]
PopMatters (2/10)[8]
sputnikmusic (2.0/5)[9]
The Quietus (scathing)[10]
York Vision (unfavourable)[11]

Aside from a smattering of reviews that tended toward the positive, the record was released to a generally scathing reception, scoring a low of 2.9/10 at aggregator website AnyDecentMusic?[12] Critics commented on the supposedly generic song structure and overall 'blandness' of the album. Drowned In Sound was particularly critical, labelling it as a "reoccurring nightmare" and awarding it 0/10.[4] There was also strong disapproval from The Fly magazine at the content of lead singer Tom Clarke's lyrics, suggesting he had over-emphasised his working class roots, and describing the record as "dull, simplistic and in no way relevant to actual life" while awarding it one star out of five.[5] The most intensely scathing criticism came from Neil Kulkarni in The Quietus, who said: "The new Enemy album is finally here. There it sits, being shite, in the noonday sun, attracting flies...Although I have a horrible feeling it won't be, I pray and fervently hope this record is [The Enemy's] last."[10] There was, however, some praise from the NME, who wrote, "Odd misstep aside...The Enemy have never sounded more fully themselves than they do here."[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Gimme the Sign"   3:09
2. "Bigger Cages (Longer Chains)"   2:57
3. "Saturday"   3:12
4. "1-2-3-4"   2:59
5. "Like a Dancer"   3:09
6. "Come into My World"   2:57
7. "This Is Real"   4:38
8. "2 Kids"   3:56
9. "Turn It On"   3:33
10. "It's a Race"   3:29
11. "Get Up and Dance"   3:52
12. "Make a Man"   2:47

Saturday[edit]

"Saturday"
Single by The Enemy
Released May 15, 2012 (2012-05-15)
Format Single
Recorded 2011
Genre Powerpop, pop-punk
Length 03:20
Writer(s) The Enemy

Saturday is a name of the song by British rock band The Enemy, which was released as 11-th single by the group (the second from the album "Streets in the Sky"). The single was released in May 2012. In the spring there were two versions of the video for the song (one of them is acoustic).[13] The song was also included in the game FIFA 2013, as a soundtrack.

The music video[14] shows the members of the band singing on the blue background with words "Streets in the Sky" on the walls. And sometimes appear guy with the girlfriend, walking in the town. Saturday, saturday make it all OK! - the main words from the song, which describe Saturday as a day off.

Like A Dancer[edit]

"Like a Dancer"
Single by The Enemy
Released July 16, 2012 (2012-07-16)
Format Single
Recorded 2012
Genre Indie-pop,[15] pop-rock
Length 03:27
Label Cooking Vinyl
Writer(s) The Enemy

Like a Dancer is a name of the twelfth single by "The Enemy" and the 3-rd from the album "Streets in the Sky". It was released at 16 July 2012 and charted 9-th position in UK Singles Chart.[15] There was also filmed the video for this song.[16] The song is about beautiful girl (or woman), who for a minute feels like a dancer. It shows the musicians of the group, playing at one of their concerts. This song is one of the few songs by the band, where except of guitars and drums appears synthesizer.

Music videos[edit]

  • 1,2,3,4 (acoustic)
  • Gimme the Sign
  • Saturday
  • Saturday (acoustic)
  • Like a Dancer

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bisound.com/index.php?name=Files&op=view_album&id=79659
  2. ^ http://acharts.us/album/70989
  3. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "The Enemy – Streets in the Sky – review". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Calvert, John (25 May 2012). "The Enemy – Streets in the Sky". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Ross, Daniel (18 May 2012). "The Enemy Streets In The Sky (COOKING VINYL)". The Fly. MAMA & Company. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Green, Laurence (21 May 2012). "The Enemy – Streets In The Sky (Cooking Vinyl)". musicOMH. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Denney, Alex (19 May 2012). "The Enemy – Streets In The Sky". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Ezell, Brice (27 June 2012). "The Enemy: Streets in the Sky". PopMatters. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Enemy – Streets in the Sky". Sputnikmusic. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Kulkarni, Neil (17 May 2012). "The Enemy – Streets in the Sky – Review". The Quietus. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Lloyd, Jordan (29 May 2012). "Album Review: Streets in the Sky- The Enemy". York Vision. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Third collection of stadium-sized indie rock from the Coventry band". Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Video on YouTube
  14. ^ Video on YouTube
  15. ^ a b https://soundcloud.com/purplepr/the-enemy-like-a-dancer
  16. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pTND8o8FRPw

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