Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Number 38: Bloc Party

We've all been there. A hot new band comes out and we just want to write off all the calls of "But these guys are different." But here we are eating our backlash against Bloc Party.

Indeed it seems we may be eating that backlash for a little while. It's spotty but their remixed version of Silent Alarm suggests this is a band unafraid of throwing off the shackles of a straight guitar band. They may in fact be the first of the "New Rock" guys who seem eager to do so. Perhaps by next year Gang of Four will be but a faded influence in the Bloc Party repetoire.


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