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Lazarus and the Gimp
06-02-2005, 19:31:36
I suspect that three years from now they'll be hailed as the biggest British guitar band since Oasis.

Funkodrom
07-02-2005, 09:11:19
Yeah, they are going to be huge. This year is the year of Bloc Party.

Going to see them tomorrow. :)

King_Ghidra
07-02-2005, 10:18:53
something makes me think they won't get that big. the music is still a bit too alternative, i can't see anyone singing them karaoke or banging out their songs in brannigan's

Funkodrom
07-02-2005, 10:24:23
I bet someone said the same about Nirvana. ;)

I dunno really. I think their melodies are pretty catchy. You may be right that they aren't bland enough for the general public.

Scabrous Birdseed
07-02-2005, 10:30:16
They should be dull enouigh to appeal. I still don't gettit, they're just very mildly.

protein
07-02-2005, 18:17:40
We were supposed to be supporting them. Tomorrow I think.

Good think we didn't because I have some really bizarre grey substance on my tonsils and I can barely stand up.

King_Ghidra
08-02-2005, 17:08:24
http://www.nme.com/reviews/11837.htm

silly me, why do i bother reading nme reviews

but good god, that is bad. i hate the sad attempts to use fairly banal lyrics and make them sound really meaningful

Funkodrom
08-02-2005, 17:13:25
You're right that is absolutely horrendous.

Gramercy Riffs
08-02-2005, 17:15:23
I like what I've heard of Bloc Party, but they are nothing special imho.

Better than Kaiser Chiefs though, they really suck.

Funkodrom
08-02-2005, 17:17:00
Only heard that one Kaiser Chiefs single but liked it. :)

Lazarus and the Gimp
08-02-2005, 19:52:02
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
http://www.nme.com/reviews/11837.htm

silly me, why do i bother reading nme reviews



I notice that the writer thought the "defusing bomb" metaphor/simile was so good that he used it twice in the same review. Which means that either he's incapable of proof-reading his own work, or has a very limited imagination. Or both.

Funkodrom
09-02-2005, 09:02:45
And that was hardly his greatest crime in that review.

Bloc Party were great last night. Feeling it now though! Going to order the album.

Funkodrom
09-02-2005, 09:07:43
And the reviews on Amazon are actually much better than that one. Also shows how widely leaked it's been.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006ZIDJY/qid=1107939775/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/

Oerdin
11-02-2005, 20:18:29
I'll be seeing Bloc Party at the end of April. Will one of you be so kind as to write a review before then?

Funkodrom
14-02-2005, 13:27:56
It's really good.

The singles have been quite upbeat and rocky but the album (and the last concert) has a lot more slower ballady songs that are really nice but still backed with this kind of relentless rhythm section.

Debaser
14-02-2005, 13:56:24
The current single (the one at number 5) isn't upbeat and rocky at all.

Funkodrom
14-02-2005, 13:58:13
Which one is that? Is it on the album?

Debaser
14-02-2005, 13:59:36
So Here We Are.

Track 10.

Funkodrom
14-02-2005, 14:00:47
I just went to the website to check. You're right, that isn't. :)

The previous ones were though. (more so anyway)

protein
15-02-2005, 13:05:20
The Bloc Party album sleeve thanks "Alex Rebus". :)

We still didn't get a sodding support slot. :(

Funkodrom
15-02-2005, 13:13:49
Wasn't their fault.

King_Ghidra
19-09-2005, 11:33:49
i heard their new one on the weekend, 'two more years' i think it's called

i wasn't impressed

protein
19-09-2005, 11:55:19
Me either. Talk about watered down.

I heard some of the Coopers new album a few months ago too. I don't really blame didz for leaving. The tracks I heard just didn't have anything about them I liked.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
19-09-2005, 12:24:48
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I notice that the writer thought the "defusing bomb" metaphor/simile was so good that he used it twice in the same review. Which means that either he's incapable of proof-reading his own work, or has a very limited imagination. Or both.


If it's the N.M.E. , I recall Barney Hoskyns describing, um, 'the Birthday Party' as being High Gothic Baroque- which kinda sums Barney up, really.


Still, let's hope that Bloc Party pay 'homage' to as many singer-songwriters and groups as Oasis. Who knows ? We may see a Burt Bacharach or Ray Davies revival in the not-too-distant future...

Provost Harrison
02-10-2005, 23:53:10
I've never really got Bloc Party. I've heard their albums and singles but I just can't find a grip on them. I don't dislike them but I just can't get excited about them either.