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Silent Alarm

Silent Alarm
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7 years, 9 months ago at Dec 23 10:56
This album was an unexpected hit of 2005 for me. I followed the band loosely for a couple of years before their debut release, watching them release Banquet several times and making appearances way down on the billing list at Reading Festival. It was clear that they enjoyed a live performance and were capable of synthesising a catchy tune, so I snapped up Silent Alarm on the day it came out.
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Description: Styled more along the lines of a revolutionary cell than a band, Bloc Party approach the medium of rock'n'roll with the sort of high seriousness usually reserved for philosophy lectures. Yet on Silent Alarm, this "autonomous unit" of smart, wiry London youth don't just succeed in reinvigorating the artform--they come pretty close to reinventing it from the ground up. Whereas early singles like "She's Hearing Voices" found the band still attempting to chisel their own image out of familiar post-punk reference points--The Fall, Joy Division, and Gang Of Four, to name but three--newer tracks such as "Like ... (more)
Manufacturer: Vice Records
Release date: 22 March 2005
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0075679381521 UPC: 075679381521
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