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Old 12-23-2008, 07:19 AM   #331
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Silent Alarm pales in comparison to the marvellous A Weekend In The City...
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Good work, COBL.

These guys are definitely one of the best bands in the world right now. I'd suggest checking out both of their other albums while you're at it.
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Yay! The old thread lives again.
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Silent Alarm pales in comparison to the marvellous A Weekend In The City...
You're 100% wrong.

FACT!1!11!!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:13 PM   #335
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Don't listen to the confusion, COBL. They're all good and have their high points and mis-steps.

After you've absorbed Silent Alarm some more, I would definitely recommend getting A Weekend In The City because it is vastly different from Silent Alarm; a huge departure and change. And if you want to delve deeper, A Weekend In The City spawned a plethora of (and some of the best) b-sides Bloc has done to date; there really are a TON of AWITC b-sides to choose from.

Bloc are one of my Top 4 favorite bands, so I'm glad to have more people discover them. Enjoy!
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:20 PM   #336
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Don't listen to the confusion, COBL. They're all good and have their high points and mis-steps.
Also a FACT!!!!1!!!1!
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Cheers all!! I think I'll keep delving into Silent Alarm, as you say, and then a bit further down the road check out A Weekend in the City. But for now this album's pretty fucking cool.

Did you all like Intimacy? And what about Silent Alarm remixed?
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:44 PM   #338
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Did you all like Intimacy? And what about Silent Alarm remixed?
I thought it was decent when I first listened to it, but Intimacy grew on me a lot. I think I like it as much as A Weekend in the City. It's very different; more sort of dance/electronic. I like a band that changes their sound.

Silent Alarm remixed has some great tracks. I love the Death From Above 1979 cover of Luno and the remixes of Blue Light and Compliments. However, a lot of the mixes are mediocre and it pales in comparison to Silent Alarm, which is probably my favourite album of all time besides Pop.
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Did you all like Intimacy?
I fracking LOVE Intimacy. On some days I might even call it my favorite Bloc album. It's a heartfelt breakup album hidden beneath piercing guitars and badass beats. Ares, Signs, Biko, Mercury, One Month Off, Halo, etc. Great songs, great stuff.
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I do like Intimacy a lot, though I think I like the more electronic-y/out-there stuff (Ares, Mercury, Ion Square, Signs, Your Visits Are Getting Shorter, Flux) better than the hard-rocking stuff (Halo, Trojan Horse, One Month Off) which sounds a bit generic to me and which I think they did much better on Silent Alarm. (Though, I will admit, live "One Month Off" kicks ass! )

As for Silent Alarm Remixed, I'll agree with Atomic. But it might be worth it alone for the Whitey remix of 'Helicopter'. I also really like the Blue Light remix and the M83 version of 'Pioneers' and the Four Tet mix of 'So Here We Are', all very ambient and beautiful.
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I'll always call AWITC my favorite 2007 album, its a much more mature BP, and an excellent cohesive album, with thematic material, and their best lyrics to date. And the B-sides alone could have been an epic album.
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Intimacy is great. Less interesting lyrically to the previous two albums I think, but it has some cracking tunes, namely Signs, Ion Square,and the growers Trojan Horse and Better Than Heaven.

Get the bonus version and you get two extra tracks including Letter To My Son featuring some Marr Guitar, the closest anyone might have come to sounding like the Smiths...yet still somehow sounding nothing like them.
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Its not really a bonus version, its just the physical release included those, I don't there are any CDs out there without them, Flux as well even though its inclusion made no sense.
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. . . Flux as well even though its inclusion made no sense.
I agree it doesn't make sense (since it was released previously TWICE), but I think 'Flux' fits in way better on Intimacy than on A Weekend In The City.
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Its not really a bonus version, its just the physical release included those, I don't there are any CDs out there without them, Flux as well even though its inclusion made no sense.
They exist. They retailed for $19.99 in Melbourne as opposed to the bonus track edition which retailed at $23.99.


Flux was an ideal one-off single. One of Bloc's best songs, it doesn't need an album. More one-off singles please......
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