Sunday, January 04, 2015

2005 in Music: Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

These days, I've fallen a little out of love with your standard alternative rock. But the debut album from British indie rock band Bloc Party, was just as refreshing as the scenery its cover art illustrates. Silent Alarm, showcases how good the genre can be when it hits the right notes. Melodic hooks, a varying but not too jarring shift in heavy and soft guitar work (the more rapid energy of "Banquet," verses the more downbeat and sweet, "Blue Light") and an odd but captivating vocal showmanship--which also includes the off-kilter lyricisms. For a very long while, the only song I knew of the band was, "Flux," the final single lifted from their sophomore album, A Weekend in the City; an almost euphoric dabble in bubbling electric rock/pop. Little did I know that a look into their back catalog would reveal something even better. 

Best: Banquet, Blue Light, Positive Tension, This Modern Love, The Pioneers, Like Eating Glass, Compliments. 

1 comment:

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