Album review

Asian Dub Foundation - Enemy Of The Enemy

ADF have expanded their line-up and brought in Adrian Sherwood as executive producer. However, their energy and principles are the same as those that infused and undergirded 2000's Community Music. Asylum-seekers, post-September 11 politics and the optimism engendered by ADF's contacts with cells of cultural resistance are covered here, with an angry gusto drawn from punk, dub, techno and bhangra. The new members bring a new virtuosity and up-to-date rhythmical sensibility to the mix; best track is "1000 Mirrors", a dub-soaked, impassioned protest against domestic violence delivered by Sinéad O'Connor.

Rating: 4 / 10


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Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.

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