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Bloc Party - 'Octopus'

Hopefully this doesn't set the precedent for Bloc Party's new album

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Ah, the great return – and this time beyond the standard-issue Bloc punk-funk there’s a Russell riff that kind of is Daft Punk’s ‘Aerodynamic’ hook. No bad thing. But do Bloc Party mean anything any more? This song firmly, definitely says, er… maybe, if there are a few on the new album stronger than this. We’ll see...
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