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Old 12-24-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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Bloc Party - Weekend In The City

Bloc Party, who released 2004's popular Silent Alarm, are hoping to consolidate on the success of their debut album with the release of their second album, Weekend In The City, early next year.

Personally, I found Silent Alarm pretty decent. So Here We Are was one of the coolest singles of 2004, and Banquet, Like Eating Glass, Helicopter, Blue Light and Price Of Gas were enjoyable also.....

The Prayer, the first single which has been released to radio, has also been released in video form. I'm liking what I hear when I listen to The Prayer. Whilst distinctly Bloc Party in sound, it has a sweet chorus that is made most recognisable for the drawn out expression of the word "Unsto-pa-ble" which is intriguing enough. It's been growing on me......

Should be interesting to see how the fans and the critics recieve Bloc Party's sophomoric effort....

P.S Kaiser Chiefs are also due to release an as-yet-untitled new album early next year. First single will be "Ruby". Should be another interesting release...
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I liked "Silent Alarm" a lot, it made it for my final top 10 at the end of the year

I have listened to "Weekend in the City" once, it's more serious, but less catchy... I need listen to it more
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i must revive this little thread because i bloc party

my friend bought tickets to see them in chicago in march and i'm totally stoked. GA and everything! plus the support act is apparently albert hammond jr - maybe i'll hear 409!

I have not heard Weekend in the City, but I have heard The Prayer and I love it. It's very Bloc Party (like She's Hearing Voices and Postive Tension) but definitely has a new sound. The beat is kind of hip hop. Matt Tong! I only wish iTunes had it; all they have are some remixes. I've also heard I Still Remember, which is the first US single from the album. Like that one a lot too.

bloc party is my hope for the future of music.
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Cool. I gotta hunt that down.
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the videos for The Prayer and I Still Remember are on youtube, fyi. that's how I heard the songs. Otherwise they're not in the US yet, not on iTunes anyway. The album leaked in like November or something but somehow I haven't gotten it yet
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I haven't heard anything from the new album yet. In fact, I didn't even know it had leaked. Must resist temptation to hop on a torrent...

When does it come out again? Feb 4?
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To echo GibsonGirl, when is the official North America release date?
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If anyone wants to officially review the new Bloc Party album for Interference.com, plz email me!
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A Weekend in the City is now streaming on myspace... I'm on the second song now, Hunting for Witches...great riff. this may be the "Banquet" of this album.

Tuesday is when the album is released

you can pre-order it on iTunes and get a bonus track and the video for I Still Remember (which is a really cool video!). and the single I Still Remember is available to buy as well. i'm really in love with the song, I think it's absolutely beautiful.
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having listened to the whole album now I can officially say it's very good it drags a little on the last two songs, but I'm sure they'll grow on me. so far I like them all, and Uniform is definitely the most epic song Bloc Party has ever done. Like "This Modern Love" but much bigger. so far I'd say the best are Hunting for Witches, The Prayer, Uniform, and I Still Remember.
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hmmm.....

I am listening at their myspace site. I may have to pick it up!
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AMAZING!!!!


I just saw them live last night at The Wiltern in L.A. Hands down THE BEST show I've been to in a loooong time!! I thought I was going to during "Like Eating Glass"; it was so great!!


The new songs sounded wonderful too. I think they may have had a bit of technical issues with the lead microphone and the guitars.

But, who cares? It's ALL ABOUT MATT TONG! He was just amazing! So great!

I know I'm going in circles here, but I just can't emphasize enough how much fun I had and how awesome they were.

If you get a chance GO, GO, GO!!!!
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new album is pretty alright, but i still like silent alarm much better.

saw them live last tour and they put on a great show. would love to hear song for clay live. GREAT SONG (even got me to read less than zero, ha ha)
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Finally got around to getting the new album. It's solid. I'm a little underwhelmed, but I've only listened to it once. I'll give it a few more spins and see if it grows on me. It probably will, as I definitely like the more serious tone to it. Silent Alarm is like a non-stop party, and A Weekend In The City is like the morning after. A bit slow and groggy, but sobering up.
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A Weekend in the City is definitely a grower. Some songs I originally overlooked (like Waiting for the 7.18 and On) are now my favourites...along with Uniform and Where is Home?. the chorus of Where is Home = incredible

I saw Bloc Party in Chicago yesterday. it was pretty amazing. pushed my way up to the rail so I was right up front on Russell's side. Great crowd, lots of moshing - some guy even managed to get on stage . Song for Clay and Uniform were two of the highlights, so the new material works well live. still, it's all about some motherfucking Postive Tension. It's the stuff from Silent Alarm that really gets people going. What energy! overall a fantastic show, go see Bloc if you have the chance. get GA and have a blast jumping up and down a lot
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