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Really not sure what to think about this one.
I'm inclining on first couple of listens to not really like it.
That's fine though, I've got Bloc Party down now as a band whose music I will never anticipate but will always give a shot, they've got a wide mix of brilliance and dross. If they just made Silent Alarm Mark II every album that would be boring. As it was it took them until Four to do that, by which time it was an unexpected joy. Plus you never know, maybe one of these days I'll like what they try out more than the SA/4 type stuff.
Here's hoping that day comes, but this ain't it I don't think.
Bloc Party can't.
SA's never done much to me but it's these moments where they stray away from that album's sound that make me more interested in the band. I quite like this one.
Need to be given the Ol' Yella treatment
I like the way they've taken a motif common to many dance tracks (common to the point of being clichéd) and transformed it into a feature of a guitar based song, and added a vocal that is borderline rap. While both those elements had me screwing my nose up at first, by the end of the track I could already see how I will probably end up falling for it after a few more listens.
One thing's for sure, this song is further proof of the fact that Bloc Party are desperate not to be accused of rehashing the same sound. That desperation alone is why they're such a frustrating band to like nowadays, because they're experiments fail as often as they succeed (maybe more so, even).
Still, while I'd be much happier if they stayed closer to the SA/4 ground, the truth is that there ventures further afield throw up enough successes to keep me interested, and I'm pretty sure that, whatever comes from the next album, across WITC, Intimacy and the forthcoming album, there's plenty of material for a great "best of the non-SA/4 albums".
but i thought I'd spare you're blushes*
I really like the guitar part; I think I would like the song a lot with a different singer.
The nurse in Cukoo's Nest?
i like the way the guitar transitions between notes and i like the idea of getting ratchet for a change.
The video's directed by Cyriak right?
You're all joking right? You must be joking.
it's like, when did Bloc Party get THIS good?!
which kele has previous for ripping off on "tenderoni"
other than that s'aright
Was hoping the riff would explode at the end. They are one of those bands whose every release is judged in comparison to their debut like W**zer and can never win, so I guess they are justified in trying to mix their sound palette up. I just wish they would release something that sounds like it's vitally important to them and not just a musical exercise
it's alright, but at least they're trying stuff out. That said, I hated Ares when it came out then I loved it after a few more listens, so maybe that'll happen again
What the hell does he mean by "getting ratchet"?
I keep hearing it as get rat shit. Which I suppose could mean that, in a kind of weird way.
I miss Kele's lyrics on Silent Alarm.
but are in fact hideous and have lots about them that are artificial. (I think)
either way I'm still confused
people are listening to the lyrics?
DAMN RIGHT I'm listening to the lyrics, they're impossible to ignore