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Old 09-19-2008, 06:02 PM   #321
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And, Fitz, I told Matt "Fitz says hello." He looked at me quizzically (it could have been the alcohol, too) and he said, "Oh...um, tell him I said hello, too.

I thought you'd like that.

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Old 09-28-2008, 02:11 PM   #322
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The album cover -



Hot!
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:17 PM   #323
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hot = cliche?
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:20 PM   #324
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mouth kissing = hot
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:21 PM   #325
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Meh. It'd be hotter if it was 2 guys mouth kissing.



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Old 09-28-2008, 02:22 PM   #326
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He's living vicariously.
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Old 09-28-2008, 04:20 PM   #328
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Just saw this. hehe, no problem!

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Old 12-23-2008, 01:42 AM   #330
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Hi guys.

Just wanted to bump this thread because I brought Silent Alarm. Joining the party a little late I know. I heard This Modern Love on How I Met Your Mother yonks ago and loved it, and had some extra cash, so picked it up.

I won't say it blew me away as I listened all the way through last night, but it was pretty goddamn good. They're not what I was expecting, a bit harder than I thought, but that's cool. Some awesome tracks on there. Like Eating Glass is fantasmic, though the last verse brings it down a bit. Positive Tension got off to a bit of a sucky start, and the stop-starting isn't so great, but man oh man what a finish. Can't remember the individual songs off the top of my head much though.

My only complaints were that it all had a bit of sameness about it, the guitar and the guitar style is quite similar on a lot of songs, and there's a lot of lyric repition.But I am nitpicking, and it's a top album
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:19 AM   #331
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Silent Alarm pales in comparison to the marvellous A Weekend In The City...
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Good work, COBL.

These guys are definitely one of the best bands in the world right now. I'd suggest checking out both of their other albums while you're at it.
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Yay! The old thread lives again.
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Silent Alarm pales in comparison to the marvellous A Weekend In The City...
You're 100% wrong.

FACT!1!11!!!
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Don't listen to the confusion, COBL. They're all good and have their high points and mis-steps.

After you've absorbed Silent Alarm some more, I would definitely recommend getting A Weekend In The City because it is vastly different from Silent Alarm; a huge departure and change. And if you want to delve deeper, A Weekend In The City spawned a plethora of (and some of the best) b-sides Bloc has done to date; there really are a TON of AWITC b-sides to choose from.

Bloc are one of my Top 4 favorite bands, so I'm glad to have more people discover them. Enjoy!
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Don't listen to the confusion, COBL. They're all good and have their high points and mis-steps.
Also a FACT!!!!1!!!1!
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Cheers all!! I think I'll keep delving into Silent Alarm, as you say, and then a bit further down the road check out A Weekend in the City. But for now this album's pretty fucking cool.

Did you all like Intimacy? And what about Silent Alarm remixed?
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Did you all like Intimacy? And what about Silent Alarm remixed?
I thought it was decent when I first listened to it, but Intimacy grew on me a lot. I think I like it as much as A Weekend in the City. It's very different; more sort of dance/electronic. I like a band that changes their sound.

Silent Alarm remixed has some great tracks. I love the Death From Above 1979 cover of Luno and the remixes of Blue Light and Compliments. However, a lot of the mixes are mediocre and it pales in comparison to Silent Alarm, which is probably my favourite album of all time besides Pop.
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Did you all like Intimacy?
I fracking LOVE Intimacy. On some days I might even call it my favorite Bloc album. It's a heartfelt breakup album hidden beneath piercing guitars and badass beats. Ares, Signs, Biko, Mercury, One Month Off, Halo, etc. Great songs, great stuff.
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I do like Intimacy a lot, though I think I like the more electronic-y/out-there stuff (Ares, Mercury, Ion Square, Signs, Your Visits Are Getting Shorter, Flux) better than the hard-rocking stuff (Halo, Trojan Horse, One Month Off) which sounds a bit generic to me and which I think they did much better on Silent Alarm. (Though, I will admit, live "One Month Off" kicks ass! )

As for Silent Alarm Remixed, I'll agree with Atomic. But it might be worth it alone for the Whitey remix of 'Helicopter'. I also really like the Blue Light remix and the M83 version of 'Pioneers' and the Four Tet mix of 'So Here We Are', all very ambient and beautiful.
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