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Old 06-16-2009, 03:10 PM   #481
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Also, by the way, word is it's being played on Thursday on Radio 1
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:42 PM   #482
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I would think they'd make it available for download shortly after.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:25 PM   #483
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Anybody hear it?
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:13 PM   #484
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:53 PM   #485
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Pretty cool. Would've fit in perfectly on Intimacy.
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Would've fit in perfectly on Intimacy.
That sorta makes me not want to listen to it.
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I like it. That little piano line is cool, and the chorus is catchy. "Give me one more chance to love you." I've said those words very many times in my life. I'll have to listen to the song again later today.
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I enjoyed it. It definitely would have fit on Intimacy.
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:56 AM   #489
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I like it, but it sounds more like Intimacy remixed than straight up Bloc Party. It seems more one-off, and that's OK, I wouldn't want a whole album with that synthy piano or drum machines.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #490
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I like it more than I thought I would, but I can't help but feel like if they removed all the over production and so-so electronica, they might actually have a good rock song underneath there. I guess that's sorta what keeps bothering me about the band the last few years, seems like they're trying to hide what their actual forte is.
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I can see that for sure, especially for this track, but for the most part I think they married they're raw talent with their new influences well on Intimacy.
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I'd much prefer BP to keep going down the electronica route rather than trying to sound "raw" or "rock" or whatever. Silent Alarm sounds downright average in comparison with their next two albums where they did focus on electronica and "over"production.
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I'd much prefer BP to keep going down the electronica route rather than trying to sound "raw" or "rock" or whatever. Silent Alarm sounds downright average in comparison with their next two albums where they did focus on electronica and "over"production.
I completely disagree. I think Silent Alarm is what Bloc Party did best.

I like this song. the piano part is ok, the rest is pretty cool. it's definitely a fun dance song and I love that, but I kinda miss the more raw Bloc sound... especially Matt's insane drumming.
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I'd much prefer BP to keep going down the electronica route rather than trying to sound "raw" or "rock" or whatever. Silent Alarm sounds downright average in comparison with their next two albums where they did focus on electronica and "over"production.
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I completely disagree. I think Silent Alarm is what Bloc Party did best.

I like this song. the piano part is ok, the rest is pretty cool. it's definitely a fun dance song and I love that, but I kinda miss the more raw Bloc sound... especially Matt's insane drumming.
I think I'm more with inteD than Atomic on this one. (Sorry, Atomic. ) I do think Silent Alarm is awesome and rocks and fucking fantastic! But I think when they tried to recapture that sound and spirit on Intimacy they fell flat on their faces and failed at it. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think the weakest tracks, BY FAR, on Intimacy are the rockers that try to go back to the Silent Alarm era, and I think the tracks that succeed the most and work brilliantly off Intimacy are the electronica songs.

Yes 'Halo', 'Trojan Horse' and 'One Month Off' rock, but pretty blandly and unmemorably. Yes Matt drums his ass off on 'Halo', 'Trojan Horse' and 'One Month Off', but again, his drumming is fast, but bland and unmemorable. Gone are the interesting drum fills, counter beats or twists with electronic beats that made his drumming so great on SA and AWITC. I just find the hard and fast drumming boring if the drum patterns aren't interesting or innovative. Same goes for the guitars and the songs in general: yes, they're hard, fast and rocking, but pretty bland and average rock. They can do SO MUCH better than average rock.

I think they're at at crossroads musically. And I hope they have it in them to figure out how to marry their myriad sounds successfully next time out.
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One Month Off is mediocre, I agree. It sounds like a b-side to Banquet or something. But I looove me some Halo and Trojan Horse. I also love Mercury, Ares, Signs, Better Than Heaven ... I'm not opposed to their new direction. I also really enjoy Intimacy Remixed. I throw a lot of dance parties and that kinda stuff is perfect. BUT what first attracted to me to Bloc Party was their interesting post-punk sound ... Silent Alarm and all the stuff that came before it. I don't think they've come up with anything as magical as So Here We Are or This Modern Love since then, nor have they come up with anything that has the sheer energy of Luno or Like Eating Glass. but I tend to become attached to the albums that get me into a band. for example Pop is my favourite U2 album, and it was the first U2 album I heard.

I do think it's awesome that Bloc have been able to move forward with their sound, but I hope they don't totally forget their roots.
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I do think it's awesome that Bloc have been able to move forward with their sound, but I hope they don't totally forget their roots.
This is all that needs to be said,
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See, I'd even go as far as to say they do the "rock" better on Intimacy than on Silent Alarm . I adore One Month Off and Trojan in particular. I just keep forgetting how the songs go on Silent Alarm, maybe it's because as an album, I find it a little awkward. Like Eatin' Glass, So Here We Are, Banquet, Blue Light and Modern Love are immensely enjoyable, but Luno, Helicopter, She's Hearing Voices and Pioneers, I keep forgetting how they go and I hear them and I think, yeah ok, I'm a bit bored, and THIS is why I overwhelmingly prefer the next two albums. Though I might be slightly biased against SA, because I've never been able to understand those (a seemingly vast majority) who prefer SA over Weekend.

That said, I just hear the band getting better and better at what they do, and even though I do prefer Weekend over Intimacy, they just seem to be really excelling when I hear songs like Better Than Heaven, Signs and Ion Square (and of course the timeless FluX).

Where will they go next I wonder. I was hoping that Weekend was gonna send them supernova with singles like I Still Remember, but alas, somehow that didn't happen
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I think AWITC showed huge maturation in its lyrics, and Intimacy was clearly spawned over a short period of intense emotion, whereas SA is the work of young musicians, with a lot of raw talent and energy that don't quite know what they're writing about yet. Its less studio-produced than the next two, but that certainly fits, and is neither a plus as the indie kids would have you think, or a negative as mainstream music fans would probably think. All of that is the case to me anyway.
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Still yet to hear Weekend yet, so can't comment too much, but I prefer Silent Alarm by a fair way over Intimacy, which is great too. Eight of the first 10 tracks are absolutely fantastic, and it mixes intense rockers (Like Eating Glass still stands as my favourite Bloc song I think) with great more balladry type pieces.

I tend to agree with Fitz about Intimacy there... One Month Off is energetic, as are Halo, Trojan, but when you step back they're decidedly average. My favourite moments on there are Ion Square, Better Than Heaven, Talons...

I'd also like to add though that the two real attempts at scaled back tracks on there, Biko and Signs, are pretty poor. The Signs remix is great, but the album version blows, and Biko's not a great deal better.
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