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Asian Dub Foundation — 1000 Mirrors (w/ Sinead O Connor)
Album: Enemy of the Enemy
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1648









Released: 2003
Length: 4:49
Plays (last 30 days): 2
A scream a shout far in the distance
Maybe the first or second floor
Curtains colouring the windows
Never see behind closed doors
A silent siege behind politeness
Domestic harmony for show
Lost in the mirage of a marriage
Outside a world she'll never know

And as I see through the real you
I'm falling straight into
A thousand broken mirrors
I can't hide
And outside the bright lights
Can't hide the pain inside
And I've broken a thousand mirrors
Now it's time
Now it's time
Now it's time
Now it's time

Loving her children with a passion
Protecting them at any cost
Taking the only course of action
There's no more bridges left to cross
Who are the ones that are the guilty?
Who are the ones that bear the scar?
We must not leave our sisters bleeding
We sing this song for Tsoora Shah
And as I see through the real you
I'm falling Straight into
A thousand broken mirrors
I can't hide
And outside the bright lights
Can't hide the pain inside
And I've broken a thousand mirrors
Now it's time
Now it's time
Now it's time
Now it's time
Comments (166)add comment
WTF?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1Eat...
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Bingo.  Dreary little set at the moment.  Not impressed.  Still, it will pass and more great stuff to follow.
 

Opinions are like arseholes, everyone has one and they all stink!
More medicine.
 JeriF wrote:
Ohh that bass 
 
the song name and album name are great, but I can't speak about more than one song of theirs. they didn't blow my mind.
Ohh that bass 
...Thought I heard Grace Slick from the distance...
Vibes
DUBWISE

BLAZE IT :-)
{#Bananajam}{#War}{#Dancingbanana_2}
           


                                                                                     {#Stop}




I think that her vocals in this song wedded to the trippy music is a most exquisite and perfectly matched pairing. Absolutely electrifying!
love her voice in this song, very fitting
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Bingo.  Dreary little set at the moment.  Not impressed.  Still, it will pass and more great stuff to follow.

 

I tried...
The discord adds harmony in this song.. ;)
From the lyrics I was prompted to look up Tsoora Shah.  A brutal story.
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:
I'm really liking this, has anyone heard the rest of the album?

 
I have this album and think it's rather good, though this track is not typical for the whole album. In fact, it's the question of liking/disliking Asian Dub Foundation 
1000 broken mirrors? That's like a bazzillion years bad luck. I know Sinead is really crap and annoying, but she doesn't desrve that.
 scraig wrote:
how many Sinead songs must we endure in one day? 

 
Bingo.  Dreary little set at the moment.  Not impressed.  Still, it will pass and more great stuff to follow.
I'm really liking this, has anyone heard the rest of the album?
Asian Dub Foundation to Patty Griffin.  An AMAZING segue.  Just amazing, Bill!
My camels are loving this.

{#Lol}
Not sure about this one . . . Soft porn soundtrack?
 scraig wrote:
how many Sinead songs must we endure in one day? 
 
There can never be enough for my ears. Just gorgeous :-)
how many Sinead songs must we endure in one day? 
 prickelpit96 wrote:

Stop filling threads with photos....

 

BTT: The song is ok. Nothing more.. Like them both though.

 

Yes.  The board should be free of advertising.  I am appalled that my contributions are paying for someone to post promotional links and advertisment for bands here.

The whole reason I listen here is for commercial free radio.  Same applies for the comments board.  
I thought that voice was soooo familiar, and then I looked at the song credits...   Duh.
Sinead is fine, but that other singer has a severe nasal condition that someone should look at.
Sounds like an audition for a James Bond movie sited in the Middle East . 
Ack! I love this station so much, and then you ruin it with these ululation jags. Please stop.
Nice tune. Glad Sinead is still kicking it. But this piece has a strong kinship to those James Bond opening credit theme songs. 
Nice lyrics and "umph"

Love almost anything by ADF.


 franta wrote:
She's got a great voice. I must try to get more of her music.
 

Reminds me of Sinead O'Connor.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

I don't like photos taken at concerts I no longer have the time/money (2 small children) to go to. It's pure jealousy; nothing more, nothing less. Perhaps posters would be so kind as to Photoshop my face into the background. Sort of a Charles Kuralt of RP but without the secret families scattered around the country (look it up).
 
{#Lol}

She's got a great voice. I must try to get more of her music.
 prickelpit96 wrote:

Stop filling threads with photos....

 

BTT: The song is ok. Nothing more.. Like them both though.


 
I happen to like the photos.  Keep putting them in!

Yuck
Enjoyment of this song is highly situational.
What's with the background wailing. I kept thinking my baby was crying or a cat was giving birth somewhere in the neighborhood.

 prickelpit96 wrote:

Stop filling threads with photos....

 

BTT: The song is ok. Nothing more.. Like them both though.


 
I don't like photos taken at concerts I no longer have the time/money (2 small children) to go to. It's pure jealousy; nothing more, nothing less. Perhaps posters would be so kind as to Photoshop my face into the background. Sort of a Charles Kuralt of RP but without the secret families scattered around the country (look it up).


This tune beats the everluvin crap outta anything on Sinead's horrible reggae album!  Why couldn't she have just put out a dub album and hired these guys to produce??
 prickelpit96 wrote:

Stop filling threads with photos....

BTT: The song is ok. Nothing more.. Like them both though.

 
If there's an option for inserting photos on the "Add Song Comment" pages, then it´s part of the game. The format and rules were set by the site owners. Enjoy the results! It's a very cool site.
calypsus_1, you're like the coolest person on here.  Keep it up {#High-five}

I love a well-mixed, melodic dub.  Delay is one of my favorite effects.
Nice, good blend w/Sineand.
 SinisterDexter wrote:
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Stop filling threads with photos....

I have to agree; posting three huge photos in a row is a bit annoying and unnecessary.

 
Are you on dialup? Because if not, the pictures don't impact your browsing the thread at all. And they bring another dimension to our understanding of the artists involved. They are most welcome!

 SinisterDexter wrote:
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Stop filling threads with photos....

I have to agree; posting three huge photos in a row is a bit annoying and unnecessary.
 
but this is how calypsus comments.
I think it's OK. 
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Stop filling threads with photos....

I have to agree; posting three huge photos in a row is a bit annoying and unnecessary.

prickelpit96 wrote:

Stop filling threads with photos....BTT: The song is ok. Nothing more.. Like them both though

Is thread space suddenly becoming a scarce commodity? Me, I like info in every form!

 jagdriver wrote:
Very nice to hear this track this AM...
 
Still in rotation on the magic microbox.
 whatsupmf wrote:
How about throwing a few tunes from their latest album into the RP mix?
 
I have a better idea of where you can throw this
How about throwing a few tunes from their latest album into the RP mix?

Stop filling threads with photos....

 

BTT: The song is ok. Nothing more.. Like them both though.


Sinead O'Connor  by Jiraa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jiraa/

Colours of Ostrava 2008 

© All rights reserved.





Asian Dub Foundation 1 by ~kronossart
©2009-2010 ~kronossart

Asian Dub Foundation, Roxy, Prague, 13.11.2008

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 EssexTex wrote:
Pile of crap
No, it's music 


I can almost chill to it. The bongos were a bit much for me. Might like it more on a second listen.
Oh, no you don't!  Not with my ears.
 jagdriver wrote:
Very nice to hear this track this AM...
  And this FM.


 jagdriver wrote:
Very nice to hear this track this AM...
 
And this PM...

Very nice to hear this track this AM...
ADF has some bad, some good and some devine stuff. To me, this in the "devine" category and gets a 10. Connor's voice fits the tune perfectly.
 forge wrote:
Man, Sinead's got the awesomest voice. Couldn't give a CRAP about all the other issues surrounding her - that woman can SING.
 
Exactly. I'd love her to sing more and posture less. That's why it's great to hear her doing guest vocals like this and Conjure One.

Gothic Irish performance artist - I find it compelling
 EssexTex wrote:
Pile of crap
 
{#Clap}

Mmmm, makes me want to pound out some art with anvil and hammer!
The Matrx has you, Neo ...


Having this follow Waldeck - Memories is really apt, in an understated way.
Man, Sinead's got the awesomest voice. Couldn't give a CRAP about all the other issues surrounding her - that woman can SING.


 Misterfixit wrote:
Yikes!

Sounds like a burlap sack full of cats after being tossed into the middle of a pack of Ghetto Pit Bulls ....
 

Was that critique created *after* you found out it was Sinead O'Connor singing?


 

! superb !  in particular for superb performance voice of Ms. Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor -

  ** 9 **




 EssexTex wrote:
Pile of crap
 
And I agree.

That guitar has a whiff of the Dengue Fever. (and that backup wailing now that I noticed it)
In a good way.

I listened to the song before I read the comments. It wasn't bad...not a great song but the singing was the best part of it. That and the warbly Hammond. I give it a 6. Not bad.
Pile of crap
Yikes! Sounds like a burlap sack full of cats after being tossed into the middle of a pack of Ghetto Pit Bulls ....
Nice - liked this one - never heard it before. 7 for me.
Rub-a-dub style rule all the while
sinead, stop screamin for once, willya?
meh
Got a bit of down-beat, mope set going on.
:taped-shut: :razz: :frustrated:
Can't stand ADF...I've seen them 3 times at festivals, nothing original, just angry shouting rubbish!
I agree...:frustrated: quote="heyjoe3577 wrote:
:puke: The ADF are ok, but mixing SOC is just awful.
heyjoe3577 wrote:
:puke: The ADF are ok, but mixing SOC is just awful.
Nothing to add here... :clap:
rosedraws wrote:
Sinead seems like such an interesting and proactive, alive person. But her singing makes me nauseous and crabby and angry.
yeah... like IBS!!
:puke: The ADF are ok, but mixing SOC is just awful.
Twice in one morning? :puke:
sinead :))))
SOC at her best! Great video btw. :whistle:
Rub a dub, dub, dub.... yeah....
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
I seem to recall Bob Dylan asking for a little of the money raised by Live Aid to be diverted to American farmers.... I am not sure that people promptly burned their Bob records in hastily organised conflagrations... At least there is the prospect that a significant proportion of those who saw Sinead's dramatic gesture actually supported her views, whereas Bob was in a minority of one.
Take the brick out between yr legs and and articulate with clarity. :doh:
Now ya talkin :cool: :bounce: :clap: :dancingbanana_2: :lol: :sunny:
This song just won't die.
Still an Eleven...
Darkmatter wrote:
Odd as it may be, Sinead O'Connor is at her very best when she lend her vocals to reggae/dub songs - like this one. Rub-a-dub in an irish stylee? Who would have known? :mrgreen:
it is odd, but i agree with you
Odd as it may be, Sinead O'Connor is at her very best when she lend her vocals to reggae/dub songs - like this one. Rub-a-dub in an irish stylee? Who would have known? :mrgreen:
"I think she is not even that interesting, she just likes to bring attention to herself because musically she is going nowhere." Going nowhere?! - releasing a cd of Irish folk tunes followed by a reggae album... Inbetween working with e-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y - 'Vocalist for hire' as some moron described it - doesn't qualify as 'going nowhere' musically, does it!?!?
Nice. Fans of this should check out Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart...especially the Rising Above Bedlam CD.
rosedraws wrote:
Sinead seems like such an interesting and proactive, alive person. But her singing makes me nauseous and crabby and angry.
I'd actually say that as a person she seems crabby and angry, but her music is interesting, proactive and alive. 6
I think she is not even that interesting, she just likes to bring attention to herself because musically she is going nowhere. ahoylola wrote:
i could not have said it better.
rosedraws wrote:
Sinead seems like such an interesting and proactive, alive person. But her singing makes me nauseous and crabby and angry.
i could not have said it better.
7 - Quite Likeable Sums it up nicely.
hcaudill wrote:
9:32 am - Asian Dub Foundation - 1000 Mirrors (w/ Sinead O Connor) 7:50 am - Sinéad O'Connor - Mandinka That's a lot of Sinéad for one morning...
and still nowhere near enough :umbrella:
Sinead O'Connor. Vocalist for Hire.
9:32 am - Asian Dub Foundation - 1000 Mirrors (w/ Sinead O Connor) 7:50 am - Sinéad O'Connor - Mandinka That's a lot of Sinéad for one morning...
Eeevil. Evil is his one and only name.
Great Great song...
Wadro13 wrote:
A lot of people were turned off after the Saturday Night Live incedent. Hooray for Sinead. Thank you for being so cool!
I seem to recall Bob Dylan asking for a little of the money raised by Live Aid to be diverted to American farmers.... I am not sure that people promptly burned their Bob records in hastily organised conflagrations... At least there is the prospect that a significant proportion of those who saw Sinead's dramatic gesture actually supported her views, whereas Bob was in a minority of one.
winter wrote:
"Dubfinger" "Dub and Let Dub" "The Spy Who Dubbed Me" "Goldendub"
And some possible Oscar nominees: "Good Night, and Good Dub" "Brokedub Mountain" "A History of Dub" "Dubpote" "Dubamerica"
jah_blessed wrote:
Total flop.
Flopped all the way to 10 for me...
Sinead seems like such an interesting and proactive, alive person. But her singing makes me nauseous and crabby and angry.
Total flop.
Trustocity wrote:
WOW - Heard this in the background, loved that voice, decided I had to say something like, "THIS would sound great at full blast as I drive at high speeds." Saw it was Sinead, who I've always told myself I dislike. So, objectively, I may have to give her another chance.
Sinead is the queen of collaboration. A lot of people were turned off after the Saturday Night Live incedent. The collaborative works have given her an opportunity to share her wisdom with us. There are a couple songs with her on Afrocelt Sound Systems 2nd CD. The first of these I interpret as being CREATIONS voice singing to us to be happy and not to fight or despair for the illusion of the absence of a god. Good Tunes. My favorite, though, is her work on Massive Attacks 100th window. "say what your soul sings to you" Very eerie music. My favorite Massive Attack Album! Hooray for Sinead. Thank you for being so cool!
nuggler wrote:
Anyone with the 'balls' to stick it to the Pope is OK by me. Good voice too....
Conviction and wonderful voice absolutely yes, she joined independent catholic group known as the Latin Tridentine Church. Maybe to fight to support the reform of the catholic church and against old gender discriminating doctrines within it. "O'Connor held up an 8" x 10color photo of Pope John Paul II, ripped it into pieces and said, "Fight the real enemy."
bubble_headed_beach_blond wrote:
Dub. Asian Dub. "You Only Dub Twice" "Dubs Are Forever" "From Russia With Dub" "Never Say Dub Again" "Octodub"
"Dubfinger" "Dub and Let Dub" "The Spy Who Dubbed Me" "Goldendub"
Gosh, this is so freakin' like "The Revolution Solution" with Perry Ferrell from Thievery Corporation... Same sort of music, same progression, nearly, same kind of vocals throughout...and I bet we'll hear that song after Patty Griffen's "Little God" that's playing now with a similar feel. But geez, I don't care who was first, ADF or Thievery...both bore the live out of me...2.
Anyone with the 'balls' to stick it to the Pope is OK by me. Good voice too....
smokinsean wrote:
...gotta' love Sinbad O'connor though... S.
No I don't. C.
ADF is new to me. I quite like it. Sounds like folks like Rafi's Revenge better than Enemy of the Enemy? Which would be a better intro to ADF?