The Kniфe* ‎– Shaking The Habitual

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The Knife's sixth and last full-length album (fourth, if not counting Hannah Med H Soundtrack or Tomorrow, In A Year):
The KnifeDeep CutsHannah Med H SoundtrackSilent ShoutTomorrow, In A Year • Shaking The Habitual ›

Shaking The Habitual singles:
Full Of FireA Tooth For An EyeRaging LungWithout You My Life Would Be BoringStay Out Here / Ready To Lose

Tracklist

The Knife A Tooth For An Eye 6:04
The Knife Full Of Fire 9:17
The Knife A Cherry On Top 8:43
The Knife Without You My Life Would Be Boring 5:14
The Knife Wrap Your Arms Around Me 4:36
The Knife Crake 0:55
The Knife Old Dreams Waiting To Be Realized 19:02
The Knife Raging Lung 9:58
The Knife Networking 6:42
The Knife Oryx 0:37
Shannon Funchess, Emily Roysdon And The Knife Stay Out Here 10:42
The Knife Fracking Fluid Injection 9:54
The Knife Ready To Lose 4:36

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRILLCD117 The Kniфe* Shaking The Habitual(2xCD, Album) Brille Records BRILLCD117 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
PODCD0784X The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(2xCD, Album) Pod PODCD0784X Australia 2013 Sell This Version
RABID048 The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(2xCD, Album) Rabid Records RABID048 Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
BRILLCD117, 9556-2 The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(2xCD, Album) Brille Records, Mute BRILLCD117, 9556-2 USA & Canada 2013 Sell This Version
RABID048 The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(2xCD, Album) Rabid Records RABID048 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BRILLCD117, COOPR632 The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(2xCD, Album + CD, Enh + Ltd) Brille Records, Cooperative Music BRILLCD117, COOPR632 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BRILLLP117, 9556-1 The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(3x12", Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album) Brille Records, Mute BRILLLP117, 9556-1 USA & Canada 2013 Sell This Version
BRILLP117, RABID048T The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(3x12", Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album) Brille Records, Rabid Records BRILLP117, RABID048T UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
RABID048, RABID048T The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(3xLP, Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album) Rabid Records, Rabid Records RABID048, RABID048T Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BRILLCD117X The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(CD, Album) Brille Records, Rabid Records BRILLCD117X Europe 2013 Sell This Version
RABID048X The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(CD, Album) Rabid Records RABID048X 2013 Sell This Version
9557-2, 724596955727 The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(CD, Album) Rabid Records, Mute, Brille Records 9557-2, 724596955727 US 2013 Sell This Version
PODCD0784 The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(CD, Album) Pod PODCD0784 Australia 2013 Sell This Version
RABID048X The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(CD, Album) Rabid Records RABID048X Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
HSE-30338 The Kniφe* Shaking The Habitual(2xCD, Album, MiniAlbum) Brille Records, [PIAS] Recordings HSE-30338 Japan 2015 Sell This Version

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Rodders215

Rodders215

February 7, 2021
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 3x12", Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album, BRILLLP117, 9556-1
I listened to it when it came out. Now listening to it again. Definitely they delve much deeper into their sound. It’s definitely their best album. Hopefully, not their last. My 3LP set sounds very well compared to how most other new releases are pressed on vinyl these days. Regretfully, I ask why are records being pressed onto 180g discs if the quality is poor? I’ve seen reviews like those of you who posted prior to me on the poor sound quality 180g pressings.
eclectic_kitty

eclectic_kitty

December 22, 2020
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 3x12", Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album, BRILLLP117, 9556-1
I love this record, and the packaging is amazing, not to mention how cheap this is for 3 LPs, 2 CDs and 2 posters, but I have to say that this is one of my crackliest records. Granted, I don't have access to the tools for a wet cleaning, but I do have a record brush that I use very meticulously, and few of my other records have this many crackles and pops.
GimmieDatPlz

GimmieDatPlz

July 21, 2020
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 3xLP, Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album, RABID048, RABID048T

a bit long winded but all in all great record, nice pressing too
Alyxxandria

Alyxxandria

May 18, 2019
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 2xCD, Album, RABID048

As interesting as this album is, it's a bit of a trainwreck. A bloated monstrous 2-disc assault that takes the weirdness from Silent Shout but removes all pop sensibilities and catchy melodies. You're left with a lot of pure atmosphere and insanity but it all feels extremely hollow for me and more like they are trying to make an artistic statement.

And it feels really hypocritical to release an album with a "fuck rich people" vibe when you're as rich as The Knife have gotten from how much they earned on their earlier stuff. Sorry but maybe if this was their first album I could defend the political feminist punk attitude but from someone like The Knife it just doesn't work.

It's fine having an album with a few lengthy songs but when almost none of the songs here are less than 6 minutes and some of them reach 10-20 minutes in length, you're kind of left with something that is frankly unlistenable on its own unless you just like this sort of stuff.

Personally I much prefer The Knife's earlier stuff and this just feels like they're ending on a very embarassing note for me...
abdulsatarid

abdulsatarid

February 18, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 2xCD, Album, BRILLCD117
One mistake: It's not The Kniφe, it should be The Kniфe.
Alyxxandria

Alyxxandria

June 22, 2017
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 2xCD, Album, BRILLCD117
Sleeve hurts my eyes. Music hurts my ears. There's a message, but I don't get it.
But I question my gender. I question the world. And I question why I paid for this.
nicholas32

nicholas32

March 17, 2017
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 2xCD, Album, BRILLCD117
I actually remember seeing a sampler of this album in a card sleeve (in a Helen and Douglas shop from last year). Didn't manage to buy it so I can't submit it onto the database.
m3nn0

m3nn0

October 25, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 3xLP, Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album, RABID048, RABID048T

Way too much fillers and the descent tunes are too long. Though there are a handful of nice tunes, it's mostly a waste of vinyl. A2 is a repeated drum driven song that never gets interesing and it's 9 minutes long. Plain repeating boring drum sounds. Why?! And who's waiting for side C?! 18 minutes of boring sounds that's been done for over 50 years already in a much much more fashion, and here there's no drama in what you hear, no theme or tension to be found.
Waste of vinyl space! They should've kept it to single disc.
JacquesdeVilliers

JacquesdeVilliers

June 6, 2016
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 3x12", Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album, BRILLLP117, 9556-1
This is one of my favourite albums of recent times, quite possibly of all time, but I can't say I was super impressed with the mastering on this vinyl edition. Despite the detail and busy-ness of the music, everything feels quite narrow and hemmed in to me, where I would have expected a much greater sense of space and wider dynamics. Just doesn't sound like a very good mastering job for the vinyl format (compare it to another 'experimental' electronic album on vinyl like Rival Consoles' Howl and the difference in quality is stark). Was wondering if anyone else has similar feelings? It's not a terrible sounding record by any means, and the packaging is outstanding, but I'm also painfully aware of how much better it *could* sound.
T.J.E

T.J.E

November 24, 2014
referencing Shaking The Habitual, 3x12", Album, 180 + 2xCD, Album, BRILLLP117, 9556-1
Ordered mine from Amazon and they said it was 4 pounds. I know it's 180g, but there's no way this thing alone is that much; then again, it did come in a huge box with the record in their usual packaging inside.