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Old 08-22-2008, 02:16 AM   #76
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Need to find a torrent for this album.....
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Or pay for it like a big boy would.
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This is a great album so far.
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Or pay for it like a big boy would.
Or at least not come on here and tell people you're planning on stealing it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:06 PM   #80
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okay, I'm sold, Signs is a damn good song
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Most definitely.
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Zephyrus is so damn cool
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:23 PM   #83
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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!

I agree that Helicopter isn't one of their very best, but it's an awesome closer just because everyone goes nuts with it

i think i'd like ion square to close the main set and helicopter to still close the encore
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I think Helicopter is an awesome song but Ion Square would make a much more fitting closer, if they can pull it off live.
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I think Helicopter is an awesome song but Ion Square would make a much more fitting closer, if they can pull it off live.

Agreed.
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From Rolling Stone's 'Rock And Roll Daily':

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke the New Album “10 People Knew About”

8/20/08, 8:30 am EST

You have to give Bloc Party this much: they can keep a secret. Just days after finishing a U.S. tour and releasing the apparently one-off single “Mercury,” the London post punks have trumped the Raconteurs and Radiohead by springing their new album Intimacy on the world with just three days’ notice. “There were lot of clandestine meetings in east London pubs,” laughs frontman Kele Okereke on the phone from England. “We referred to it as Plan ‘X.’ It was a bit of a giggle. I don’t think more than 10 people knew about the idea until the last few days. It was totally hush-hush but we didn’t want to go the whole In Rainbows route and give away for free. We live in a capitalist world and I do want to get paid and I do want to eat.”

If the release was unexpected, then the subject matter might prove to be even more so. Famously guarded about his private life, Okereke cagily admits that Intimacy finds the singer bearing his soul more than ever before, as its title implies. “I went through a breakup at the end of last year and I guess that’s what the record’s about really. I couldn’t help thinking about it or talking about it or writing about it. I wouldn’t want anyone to think it’s the clichéd breakup record but I haven’t written about true, personal experiences all that much in the past.” Okereke adds his favorite song on the album is “Ion Square” “because it evokes a really great time in a relationship when everything was going right.”

Fans that stump up $20 up front will be rewarded with the download and a physical release in October featuring extra material. But what? Even the band isn’t sure. “The CD will have extra songs but we haven’t decided on what they will be yet. We’re kind of just making it up as we can go along. You can do that these days and it’s pretty exciting I think.”



I wonder how many extra tracks they'll put on the cd? Hopefully, more than 2 or 3.

On a side-note, I was looking at the comments to the new songs on YouTube and some fans were talking about Kele's bi-sexuality -- I didn't know he was bi-sexual. Not that I should know that information or that it's relevant in any way to Bloc Party or the music, but it was just one of those, "Oh! Hmmmmmm.", moments of surprise.

I don't really blame them for not going the "'In Rainbows' route". They're still a relatively young band and not established (i.e., wealthy) like Radiohead. I'm more than happy to give them $20 and lend my support to them . . . . . . and, of course, I would've done the same for Radiohead, had they asked.
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Gave it two listens today....was at work, so could not totally focus, but, the album, both times, seemed to get better and better as it progressed towards the end.

Look forward to giving it the headphones treatment tonight.
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On a side-note, I was looking at the comments to the new songs on YouTube and some fans were talking about Kele's bi-sexuality -- I didn't know he was bi-sexual. Not that I should know that information or that it's relevant in any way to Bloc Party or the music, but it was just one of those, "Oh! Hmmmmmm.", moments of surprise.
well he did write I Still Remember, which is definitely from a gay or bisexual perspective, so that makes sense (not that he couldn't have written it as a straight man, but still). I didn't know if it was confirmed but I'd heard speculation that he was bi.

i have to say though I still don't like it as much as the last two records the album is definitely growing on me. I love Ares, Mercury, HALO, Signs, Zephyrus, Better Than Heaven... Halo is definitely the best song on the album. Straight up old school kickass Bloc.
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Or at least not come on here and tell people you're planning on stealing it.

Stealing it, or fighting against a society that forces us to have a credit card?

I'd probably buy the CD as soon as it comes out. I'm all legit.
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Stealing it, or fighting against a society that forces us to have a credit card?

I'd probably buy the CD as soon as it comes out. I'm all legit.
Idealism all the way...but that's probably quite a futile struggle.
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