Under the spotlight… Knife Party – Abandon Ship
While enjoying success as one of the most popular EDM acts in recent memory, Knife Party have been slow to release a full debut album. However, the recently released Abandon Ship was well worth the wait. Featuring 12 songs and coming in at just under an hour, this album is a pure display of Knife Party’s production talent. It’s nearly impossible to bookmark this album, every song seems to come from a different genre of EDM. Knife Party manage to cover house, trap, dubstep, disco and more, all within the space of an hour. This diversity is by far the strongest selling point of the album and it will certainly appeal to a very broad audience.
Honestly this debut album is one of the best dance music releases of the year, if not the decade. Knife Party seem to only be improving as time goes on and perhaps this album will be seen as a turning point or catalyst for their fame in a few years time. Certainly tracks such as Bonfire and Internet Friends helped catapult them to popularity, but they seem far more gimmicky and outdated compared to this album. Yes, there’s a track called Micropenis on Abandon Ship, but on the whole this release seems to be a step away from their comedy/shock style. On the whole, Abandon Ship is a superb album from start to finish and will no doubt be heard in clubs around the world.