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Bloc Party: Silent Alarm RemixedSilent Alarm Remixed (2005)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: MarlonMarlon
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Do British kids just sit around all day writing hooks? The Futureheads, Franz Ferdinand, and Bloc Party seem to be the forefront of a sudden modern “dance punk” movement, and it feels as if their songs are carefully crafted to make you clap your hands and hum along. Whatever the Brits are concocting in their basements, it seems to be a recipe for success, as their popularity seems to be growing exponentially. Earlier this year, Bloc Party released their first full-length, Silent Alarm, and received a slew of heavy compliments from the blog community and Pitchfork Media. Some felt this was undeserved and that the band, like many others members of this new movement, was shamelessly mimicking the Gang of Four (the band they claim to have never listened to up until being compared to them). And while they may or may not sound very similar to the Gang of Four (my opinion on the matter seems unimportant) you should at least check your comparisons at the door for now, because Silent Alarm Remixed goes in a totally different direction.
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