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Old 10-13-2015, 04:40 AM   #871
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Finally got around to hearing The Love Within. I may finally have a Bloc Party song I hate more than Mercury. The guitar work (it's not a synth) is sabotage.

Will I listen to Hymns? Sure. I liked Four quite a bit and I'm assuming that The Love Within is just a temporary bump in the road. But wow this is a horrendous first impression.
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:02 AM   #872
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You should all listen to the live version of Exes I posted. It's a gorgeous song.

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Old 10-13-2015, 06:32 AM   #873
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It's a lot better. The guitar is great. Still not sure it's that good of a song though.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:30 PM   #874
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TBH: I'm really excited.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:23 PM   #875
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Finally got around to hearing The Love Within. I may finally have a Bloc Party song I hate more than Mercury. The guitar work (it's not a synth) is sabotage.

Will I listen to Hymns? Sure. I liked Four quite a bit and I'm assuming that The Love Within is just a temporary bump in the road. But wow this is a horrendous first impression.
I was gonna say at least Mercury has a pulse and rocks the fuck out, but I just listened back to it and yes it is quite a very bad song. Not even the horns can save it. I was clearly thinking of One Month Off.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:17 PM   #876
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As far as "singles/first songs" go, I vote 'Ratchet' at their worst offering of such. (And that one was when Matt and Gordy were still in the band.)
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:14 PM   #877
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I like this.

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Old 12-06-2015, 10:41 PM   #878
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The Love Within is so fucking bad.
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:42 AM   #879
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Yeah it wasn't better live.

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Old 01-26-2016, 02:06 PM   #880
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It's streaming. The Love Within is the worst song at least. I don't think many people are going to like it. I think there are some decent songs on there but don't trust me, being a huge BP apologist. It sounds more like a Kele solo record than anything else. I don't think Russel Lissack had much influence. Different Drugs, Virtue and Exes are all pretty good.

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Old 01-26-2016, 02:30 PM   #881
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Alright, fuck it, I'm listening to this.

Why not bury The Love Within the way U2 did with Sexy Boots? It can't get worse, can it?
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:18 PM   #882
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This isn't that bad but it's not great either. Doesn't sound like Bloc Party and Kele's vocals are really weak, but it's not a horrible batch of songs.

The stupid sound effect that ruined The Love Within returns on Virtue, but is thankfully absent elsewhere.
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Wait, this opening song is the one you were all jumping off a bridge over?

Fuck...if that's the case, this might end up being my favorite album of the year. That song was awesome. You guys suck.
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:36 PM   #884
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To be fair, it's not just us.

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Old 01-26-2016, 03:40 PM   #885
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I mean, fair enough, there are definitely obnoxious parts to it, but the core of the song is really solid and I liked it a lot. The outro left a bit to be desired, but you gotta understand I was expecting basically the South Park Dubstep sounds to be coming out of my headphones the way people reacted.
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