Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
NME.COM feature on Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 19 November 2007
London takes a pounding, but Kele and co find emotion at the capital’s heart
London. Dog shit on pavements. Tube train commuters packed tighter than battery hens. The good liberal’s beggar conundrum: do you walk on past, guilt sirens blaring, or drop another quid into the Special Brew fund? For some bands, London is a playground, a pitch for a cheeky ‘Parklife’ kick-around – or portal to an Arcadia of all-night parties and satisfying casual sex. For others,...
- Feb 9, 2007
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- Song For Clay (Disappear Here)
- Hunting For Witches
- Waiting For The 7.18
- The Prayer
- Where Is Home?
- I Still Remember
Daring, deep and confused in equal measure
- Aug 16, 2012
A comeback single that every floundering indie band dreams of
- Aug 8, 2012
Bloc Party find themselves in contemplative mode - and it's a slow-burning treat
- Jul 30, 2012
Russell Lissack reveals band have recorded 6 new songs and could release EP
Frontman reveals the strangest place he has ever woken up
The promo was filmed at their Earls Court gig using the Vyclone app
Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City: Wikipedia Album Entry
Bloc Party may have arrived in an outbreak of like-minded British bands set upon shooting holes in the Union Jack while knocking out a sharp post-punk soundtrack, but it didn't take long for the foursome to set itself apart from the pack. Fronted by Nigerian-born singer Kele Okereke, the group's 2005 debut, Silent Alarm, soared as much on crystal ambition as it did on ridiculously danceable pop melodies. This follow-up is darker, more cluttered, and harder to digest. That doesn't make it less striking. Exploring themes of racism, terrorism, sexuality, addiction, and death--the usual fodder for a cosmopolitan three-day bender--Weekend in the City is an album that plays to Bloc Party's strengths: tempo-shifting rhythms, inventive art-rock arrangements, and lyrics that twist and turn on a whim. "The Prayer" and "Uniform" are particular standouts, capturing moments when Okereke lets self-importance fade and majestic beats take charge. --Aidin Vaziri
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