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Old 08-21-2008, 01:35 PM   #61
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you just suck the fun out of songs.

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Hey, I liked it up to the end. Your hype made me expect something else, so YOU ruined it for ME!

I really did like it a lot, I just was expecting something else in my head, which I'm sure when I listen to it next time I can enjoy it for what it is and not what I thought it might be.
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upon second listen I'm really digging Ares
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:39 PM   #63
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I like Biko pretty well, but I wish it had a bit more variety. it could have been a classic Bloc ballad, but I'd say it's just good, not great

i guess so far thats how I feel about the album as a whole. It's fun; I dig the dancey-electro vibe, but I don't get the same emotion I got from Silent Alarm and AWTIC. But hey, I'm just happy to have new Bloc.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:58 PM   #64
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As much as I LOVE the drums on "Ares", they kind of remind me of the drum 'n bass of The Chemical Brothers' "Block Rockin' Beats" or "Setting Sun", one of the two, I just can't think which right now.

But then again, I also thought the drums on "Sunday" reminded me of the drums from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Maps".

And the little guitar freak-out towards the end of the break in "The Prayer" always reminds me of the squealing guitar in "Paranoid Android".

Maybe I'm just crazy . . . baby.

I still need to listen to this album a bunch more, but it's off to a really great start in my opin-e-on.

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Old 08-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #65
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wow, how did I not realize how great the end of Better Than Heaven is upon first listen

i'd say, the beats are very strong on this album, but at the same time, not as good as Silent Alarm, because they're a lot more repetitive. Matt Tong is the best part of this band so it's a little unfortunate to see him limited by having to do the whole electronic thing, and there's nothing here that's as good as the beat to So Here We Are or Like Eating Glass. But maybe I'm being a bit unfair as Silent Alarm is quite possibly my second favourite album of all time...can't really expect them to be able to live up to that

after a second listen, I think it's growing on me, but I still don't like it as much as either Silent Alarm or AWITC. but it will get many more listens certainly
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I'm liking it upon first listen. I wonder how different the hard copy will be.
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Almost through my second listen to the album now, I'm liking it more than I liked Weekend the first few times I heard it. That said, not sure if I think it's better than Weekend or not.

Silent Alarm is still sitting above them both for me, but as Atomic said, it will be hard for anything Bloc Party does to come close to that for me personally.
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I really did like it a lot, I just was expecting something else in my head, which I'm sure when I listen to it next time I can enjoy it for what it is and not what I thought it might be.
It was one of my favorite songs from the album on my second listen, so you can feel good about yourself again now xavi. You were right, I was wrong.
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It was one of my favorite songs from the album on my second listen, so you can feel good about yourself again now xavi. You were right, I was wrong.
well as long as you can admit your wrongness
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wow! this album is really strong! i didn't expect it, to be honest.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:42 PM   #71
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Still going through the first listen, but damn "Signs" and "One Month Off" are among their best tracks already.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:56 PM   #72
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"Ion Square" times a million
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Listening to it now...like what I hear so far.

A Weekend In The City was released Feb 5,2007
and Intimacy Aug 21, 2008.

I wish more bands would put out new albums at this pace
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Strong positive reaction so far. Can't wait to hear it.
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"SIGNS"!!!!!!!!!!



It may be my favorite on the album, even more than "Ion Square".

However, I'm super happy for "Ion Square" for a purely selfish reason: maybe now they will end their shows with this instead of the decent, but overrated "Helicopter". I'm ready for "Helicopter" to be relieved of it's reign as concert-closing song!

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