A Flash Flood of Colour (2012)
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A Flash Flood of Colour is the third studio album by the English post-hardcore band Enter Shikari. Produced by Dan Weller. The album was recorded throughout May and June 2011 at Karma Sound Studios, Chonburi, Thailand. The album was released internationally on 16 January 2012 through Ambush Reality, the band's own record label in United Kingdom and Hopeless Records in North America. The album is a follow up to the band's second album Common Dreads. The album lyrically

deals with current affairs, primarily the Great Recession. Confronting issues like the flaws in government actions to end the global recession, whilst also touching on the political situation in Israel and climate change. This album showed the band continuing to fuse influences from electronic music and rock music. The album's cover is an inverted depiction of Social hierarchy.

Upon its release, the album was given generally positive reviews from music critics, being given an average metacritic score of 75 out of 100. The album debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart, after a campaign led by the band to get the album to achieve number one. The album appeared on several end of year lists for album of the year. Since the album's release Enter Shikari have embarked on a concert tour known as the A Flash Flood of Colour World Tour.

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1 System… 1:57
2 …Meltdown 3:23
3 Sssnakepit 3:25
4 Search Party 4:06
5 Arguing With Thermometers 3:23
6 Stalemate 4:18
7 Gandhi Mate, Gandhi 4:26
8 Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here 4:38
9 Pack of Thieves 3:57
10 Hello Tyrannosaurus, Meet Tyrannicide 3:46
11 Constellations 5:01
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12 Quelle Surprise 4:35