Bloc Party are far and away one of the biggest musically successes from the UK in many a year. There success is down to their huge fanbase, which was brought about through their (and i don't use this word lightly) phenomenal first album "silent alarm". It is impossible not to relish in the rich musical tapestry that these talented lads have woven. So i was slightly suspicious at this re-released "remix" album. Was it to continue the success of silent alarm? Or was it a genuine reflection of their popularity amongst fellow music makers?
Well fellow Amazoners, i chanced it after noticing the number of fantastic musicians who have contributed to this album (Death from Above 1974; Mogwai; Four Tet; Ladytron & The Engineers to name but a few) and let me tell you what an unbelievable buy it was. From the first haunting echos in Like Eating Glass (Ladytron Zapatista Mix) i knew that this album was going to be something quite special and something very different.
For the first week of owning the album, i could not bring myself to turn it off. The howling at the beginning of Helicopter , the thumping bassline of Banquet, the trancendent sound of Blue Light. It was like an addiction, and everytime i heard something i had not heard before, and i fell in love with the album a little more.
In my opinion the standout track on this album is without doubt Luno (Death from Above 1974 remix). It is out of this world. Completely and utterly out of this world. It is simply a fantastic remix of an already of what was a good song, but DfA1974 just kicked up another notch, which previously had not even been imagined!
In short, if you are thinking about buying this album, then WHAT ARE YOU THINKING!? Buy it now! You can not fail but be impressed by what an amazing album it is.