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Old 10-28-2008, 09:16 PM   #166
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Aww Bloc Party always has great b-sides, hopefully they don't diminish.

Also, go to Bloc Party Music Profile on IMEEM and check out their free New York concert at the Roseland from last month.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:53 PM   #167
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Aww Bloc Party always has great b-sides, hopefully they don't diminish.

Also, go to Bloc Party Music Profile on IMEEM and check out their free New York concert at the Roseland from last month.
thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:04 PM   #168
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Anyone still listening to this? Ion Square just came on my iTunes, and I listened to the entire album. I still love it.

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^ Awww, yeah!

In fact, I listen to it more, now since my physical cd came. (I mostly listen to music in my car.) I absolutely 'Your Vists Are Getting Shorter' It's so 80s!

And (FINALLY!) last night I sat down and listened to the album while reading the lyrics. I can't tell you the last time I had spare time enough to do that for an album.

Plus, seeing them in Los Angeles on the 10th at Indie 103.1's Wreck The Halls christmas show (along with Black Kids, CSS and The Pretenders). And then seeing them again in Anaheim on December 15th, just by themselves.

I can't wait!
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:57 PM   #171
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This album is a grower. I reckon it lacks the cohesion of A Weekend In The City and the down-to-earth "indie" factor that made Silent Alarm appealing, but some of these tracks are top notch.

Better Than Heaven is becoming my favourite, Ion Square is just ......., SignS is gorgeous, Trojan Horse is exquisitely claustrophobic.

Letter To My Son - Marr guitar, reminiscent of SmithS
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"Ares" kicks more ass than any other track I've heard all year.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:41 PM   #173
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This album is a grower. I reckon it lacks the cohesion of A Weekend In The City and the down-to-earth "indie" factor that made Silent Alarm appealing, but some of these tracks are top notch.
My thoughts exactly.
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Well, lyrically, I think it's Kele's most cohesive album. Relationships and the theme of becoming a couple, growing apart, losing someone, and breaking-up runs throughout the entire album. It's very tight and direct in that respect.

It's hard for me to decide because Intimacy never drags for me like A Weekend In The City does in the 2nd half, but then some of the songs on Intimacy don't have strong melodies to me like the best tracks off AWITC, and of course, nowhere near the brilliant melodies and tunes of Silent Alarm's tracks. Though, IMO, Silent Alarm is about 2 to 4 songs too long.

I still think they have yet to make their "perfect" album.
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Well, lyrically, I think it's Kele's most cohesive album. Relationships and the theme of becoming a couple, growing apart, losing someone, and breaking-up runs throughout the entire album. It's very tight and direct in that respect.

It's hard for me to decide because Intimacy never drags for me like A Weekend In The City does in the 2nd half, but then some of the songs on Intimacy don't have strong melodies to me like the best tracks off AWITC, and of course, nowhere near the brilliant melodies and tunes of Silent Alarm's tracks. Though, IMO, Silent Alarm is about 2 to 4 songs too long.

I still think they have yet to make their "perfect" album.
I agree with that.

What they've shown on the first three albums is that they have the potential to strike perfection. I personally think AWITC is pretty much there.

I agree with Intimacy being more cohesive lyrically, with the recurring theme of a broken relationship. A Weekend In The City never settled on one theme though, and it was never intended to. It was a collection of modern-day observations and experiences of London, or city life in general. It certainly delivers. I love it. So easy to relate to songs like Sunday, Waiting For The 7:18, Uniform.
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'Signs' live was just

Oh my God, that song kicked freakin' ass live! They really upped the guitars and it was like aural, shoegaze heaven!!!!!!!!!

'One Month Off' also was amazing. MUCH better than when they debuted it in New York in August. 'Halo' (the show's opener) was surprisingly anemic; it really didn't do that much for me. (I also don't think it helped that this was a radio station's Christmas show and, thus, all the people weren't there for Bloc.)

I must admit, for the first time since I started seeing them, they weren't really spectacular tonight. They were good, just not great like they usually are. Here's hoping next Monday's show (just Bloc Party and no one else) is more up to their usual standard of live greatness.

I was really, really hoping for 'Ion Square', but it was a no show. Again, since this was a multi-billed Christmas show, Bloc's set was shorter than usual:
Halo
One Month Off
Hunting For Witches
Positive Tension
Signs
Song For Clay (Disappear Here)
Banquet
Mercury
This Modern Love
Flux
The Prayer
Helicopter
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I JUST MET MATT AND KELE AND GOT THEIR AUTOGRAPHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MATT SIGNED MY BLOC T-SHIRT WITH JUST THE DRUMKIT ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I JUST MET MATT AND KELE AND GOT THEIR AUTOGRAPHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MATT SIGNED MY BLOC T-SHIRT WITH JUST THE DRUMKIT ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fitz, good work!

I'm jealous.
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They need to stop tooling around and come to Boston.
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