The Knife


#1

Let’s all speculate wildly about this.


#2

oh my god. hopefully it’s a record and not an exercise video.


#3

I really don’t want to get my hopes up. It’s probably nothing, right?


#4

Those Shaking the Habitual shows at the Roundhouse were ridiculously bad. Still love The Knife mind.

That orchidectomy second video :grimacing:


#5

they did sound like they were finished, but nothing would surprise me and i will happily take another album!


#6

I really enjoyed the last album that everyone else seemed to be down on.

One of the tracks was used at the end of Episode 9 of Handmaid’s Tale and it reminded me how much I liked it.


#7

I keep coming back to it quite a lot. There’s a lot to like on there.


#8

Loved ‘Shaking The Habitual’ and thought the live show from that tour was great. One of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen.


#9

I think it’s their best album, and one of the best of the decade so far, something about the way it kind of creaks and groans that I find really appealing.


#10

I find Shaking the Habitual an album easier to admire than to love, but Full of Fire is amazing


#11

Maybe it was a combination of initially people being unsure and that bad reception of their ‘live’ shows at the time that made me think people weren’t into Shaking the Habitual, then? :slight_smile:


#12

It’s awesome. Not something you can throw on every day but if you give yourself over to the whole thing it’s amazing. ‘old dreams’ is so good.


#13

It definitely did get a mixed (if not hostile) reception at the time, not sure if the consensus has changed over the last few years.


#14

i loved shaking the habitual, although it was pretty hard work on account of being a. very long and b. pretty punishing.

i didn’t see the “live” shows but i remember there being a big stink about them.


#15

Shaking the Habitual is the best album in history


#16

Nope. Silent shout is the best album in history (by the knife).


#17

I’m still absolutely furious about that show.


#18

:grinning: they divided so many people with those shows, I admire them for that.


#19

fully accept the fact that i’m a boring, straight white dude but i’m really glad i didn’t go


#20

It was just bizarre. I’ve never been to a ‘gig’ quite like it. Think I was done when one of the dancers stopped to overdramatically mime the melodica bit in Raging Lung.

Edit: you would’ve absolutely hated it.