A Weekend in the City by Bloc Party (CD, Feb-2007, Vice Records)
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|Record Label:||Vice Records|
|Genre:||Rock & Pop|
1. Song for Clay (Disappear Here)
2. Hunting for Witches
3. Waiting for the 7:18
4. The Prayer
7. Where Is Home?
9. I Still Remember
|Playing Time:||51 min.|
|Distributor:||Alternative Dis. Alliance|
Bloc Party: Russell Lissack, Matt Tong, Gordon Moakes, Kele Okereke.Personnel: Lucy Wilkins, Alison Dodds, Everton Nelson, Jeremy Morris (violin); Vincent Greene (viola); James Banbury (cello); Jacknife Lee (keyboards, programming); Sam Bell (programming); Liz Neumayer (background vocals).Audio Mixer: Cenzo Townshend.Recording information: Garage; Garden; Grouse Lodge; Mayfair; Olympic; RAK.Photographer: Rut Blees Luxemburg.With its second full-length studio album, A WEEKEND IN THE CITY, Bloc Party seems undaunted in following up its highly acclaimed debut, SILENT ALARM, assuredly presenting another shimmering set of heady, well-honed British rock. While the band's calling cards--alternately angular and chiming guitar lines, frontman Kele Okereke's plaintive vocals, and drummer Matt Tong's precise rhythms--are fully on display, WEEKEND features the London-based quartet in a more muscular mode, a point easily hit home by the fierce opener, "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)," which is marked by roaring six-string riffs and an insistent beat.Although WEEKEND is less dynamic than SILENT ALARM, like that earlier release, the record is generally frontloaded with more aggressive tracks (particularly the searing, dance-tinged tune "Hunting for Witches"), leaving the latter part of WEEKEND to showcase Bloc Party's shoegaze tendencies ("Kreuzberg") and pop inclinations ("I Still Remember"). Bloc Party often verges on U2/Coldplay-like grandeur here, but it defiantly retains an edge that those acts lack, making this a distinct album by a band of its time.
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- kymk64Dec 7, 2010by
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Well, i baught it for my girlfriend for one of her christmas present, but she seems to really be in love with it!
- saycoonSep 6, 2009by
Amazing CD and Artists. Very remenicent of 80's punk
I first saw this group on tv watching Austin City Limits and was immediately blown away. They reminded me of early-mid 80's punk groups, not as agressive as many, that were amazing in their own right and seriously underated. I have since then ordered other albums by them that are just as good. They should be more be more well known than they are. Just like many of the artist who live in oblivion totally out of the eye of the popular masses, their amazing talent may never be known to the rest of the world, just like one of my favorite groups King's X. Such a shame, a true loss to those who don't know.
- mcole1976Oct 13, 2010by
A weekend in the City
A really good album, an interesting array of post pun rock, mixed with a real earthy break beat sound, the contrast works well!