Enter the Haggis are a Canadian Celtic rock band who tour the Northeast often and are known for putting on a great live show. For their seventh album, The Modest Revolution, all the lyrics on this album were inspired by articles from one day’s newspaper (the March 30th, 2012 issue of The Globe and Mail to be specific). On this album, they sing about subjects ranging from love & loss (“Footnote”) to the economy (“Copper Leaves”) to hockey (“Blackout”). While this album contains some of their strongest songwriting to date, my one criticism is that they have moved more toward a pop/folk/rock sound and have lost some of what made them so unique, especially since their bagpiper/occasional vocalist Craig Downie is underused on this album. But this is another solid album from Enter the Haggis, I just hope they go back to their roots on their next release.
Recommended: All good! But especially 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 11
RIYL: Frank Turner, Carbon Leaf, Mumford & Sons